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Fire-Security newsletter 2020

FS Chairman Ole Tom Eidjord

The world has experienced a very difficult year with the Corona virus, including hospitalizations and deaths. Periods of travel restrictions and lockdowns have limited many companies in their operation. Hopefully 2021 will be better, thanks to the vaccines now rolling out. (Read more)

While we are awaiting a brighter future, we take a look back at 2020 and present some of our activities around the world.

 

Jan. 21 – Project Manager Paul Filby doing some cable repair testing for our next video.

Jan. 9 – Happy new year from FS Asia Pacific. Today we had a good management meeting to discuss goals and strategy for the coming months. Paal Mathisen (left) and Steven Chong.

Jan. 22 – Another milestone reached with a successful 10kV cable fire test today, as far as we know this is a world’s first! Jim Søllesvik (left) and Leif Harald Tveitnes at our test station in Kristiansand, Norway.

Jan. 29 – SOUTH KOREA. Back in Korea and visiting a massive power plant today for a new survey and to check the result of our first pilot project a few months back. All good but way too cold for a tropical Viking, says Paal Mathisen.

Febr. 6 – Wrapping up a busy travel week in the Middle East for the Fire Security team. From left: Mohamed Alawi, Therese Eidjord, Jesper Rexen, and Ole Tom Eidjord.

Febr. 7 – Kit & one-man crew all ready to mobilize for an offshore HV cable coating project. Paul Filby, project manager, will complete a pilot project at Um Al Dalkh for ADNOC OFFSHORE.

Febr. 15 – Paal Mathisen in Australia. Another busy week in Perth, visiting oil & gas operators and site visit for a new potential client, a major mining company. FS products and services for cable protection are used in many industries.

Febr. 18 – Mohamed Alawi and Jesper Rexen traveling in Egypt with our Egyptian agents O&G Quest. Successful business development week in Egypt including surveys in south Sinai for Petrobel offshore, attending the EGYPS 2020 oil and gas exhibition in Cairo, and visit to EZ Steel in Alexandria.

Febr. 24 – 10-year recertification of fire-protected electrical cables onboard Aida Cruises ship AIDAmar completed in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, by Piotr Bober.

March 3 – Paal Mathisen in Indonesia. Kick-off today for Norwep workshop for Pertamina in Jakarta. Several Norwegian companies introducing their technology for production enhancement and life extension and Fire Security is one of them.

 

March 7 – A big SALUTE to Norwegian Energy Partners, the Norwegian Embassy and Pertamina for a successful 2 days technical workshop in Jakarta. Paal Mathisen, 3rd left, is our Asia Pacific manager.

April 14 – John Olaf Ryen is working onboard National Geographic newest vessel Endurance. Due to the fact that this vessel is in Norway Fire security is still able to execute business, under these difficult times. Crew members onboard are motivated to get back to normal operations when the virus gets stabilized. Wishing all my co-workers around the world a Happy Easter vacation Regards John Olaf Ryen

July 15 – BUSINESS MUST GO ON. Our Malaysia crew have gained experience working with FS the last few years and together with online training, we are mobilizing a fully local crew offshore today for a 3 weeks campaign for Shell Sarawak. Good luck and stay safe.

Aug. 20 – SOUTH KOREA. Our team has been through 14 days quarantine in Korea and is now finally ready to work for several clients back-to-back projects. Good luck and stay safe. Here at a meeting with our representative Kangnam Drive Co. Ltd

Aug. 25 – SOUTH KOREA. Piotr Kanczkowski, Łukasz Grzenkowski, and Steven Chong conducting a cable protection project for a cement plant. And another cement plant waiting for our guys next week.

Aug. 27 – Fire Security Middle East delivering cable repair materials to an LNG vessel in Dubai on behalf of our colleagues in Asia – Pacific. Fire Security has a long history in protecting cables on LNG vessels. These applications are typically done on passage by small teams.

Sept. 1 – Fire Security Middle East Senior Supervisor Muhammad Suleman Dar and Senior Applicator Muhammad Daniyal Zafar underway on delivery of an 11 kV Substation cable coating project in Qurriyat – Sultanate of Oman.

Sept. 13 – CEMENT PLANT in Korea: Led by Steven Chong, Piotr Kanczkowski, and Łukasz Grzenkowski, with the support of our agent, Kangnam Drive Co., Ltd, delivered very successful and satisfying fire protection and life extension of electrical cables in 15 motor control centers (MCC) where more than 1000 meters of electrical cables were fire protected.

Sept. 15 – WELL DONE. Just finished a big project at a cement plant, and after a quick lunch we are on our way to the next cable protection job at another industrial plant here in Korea, says Steven Chong (left), Operation Manager for FS Asia-Pacific

Oct. 5 – CABLE MAINTENANCE survey at an industrial plant. Finding the root cause of cable failures can lead to better maintenance practices and produce more reliable operation in the future. Excessive heating of the cable will cause degradation of the insulation and sheathing material and premature failure. After the site survey, photo from left: Plant & Maintenance Management Team, Steven Chong (FS), and Mr. Jung Won Huhr, CEO of Kangnam Drive Co., Ltd.

Sept. 18 – FS Green Profile. We care about the environment and offer SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS for Fire Protection and Extension of the operational life of electrical cables in many industries worldwide. Read More: https://fire-security.com/sustainable-solutions/

Sept. 28 – CABLE FIRE PROTECTION IN KOREA: FS Asia-Pacific is proud to have completed yet another successful fire protection on electrical cables project in the cement plant’s underground cable tunnel. Although the working conditions were not optimal, we delivered the work scope without any incidents or accidents. Led by Steven Chong, Operation Manager Asia Pacific, with our specialists Łukasz Grzenkowski and Piotr Kanczkowski.

Oct. 5 – CABLE MAINTENANCE survey at an industrial plant. Finding the root cause of cable failures can lead to better maintenance practices and produce more reliable operation in the future. Excessive heating of the cable will cause degradation of the insulation and sheathing material and premature failure. After the site survey, photo from left: Plant & Maintenance Management Team, Steven Chong (FS), and Mr. Jung Won Huhr, CEO of Kangnam Drive Co., Ltd.

Oct. 7 – CABLE FIRE PROTECTION for cruise ships. First project completed after a long break. Le Bougainville for Ponant Cruises in Bordeaux, France. Piotr Bober did the work.

Oct. 15 – Fire Security Middle East recently completed a small but critical scope of work on the Route 2020 Metro Rail project to protect electrical power emergency cables against fire. Applications were conducted with Fire Security’s FS1 coating on live cables and without shutdown.
FS Middle East team members: Amjith Vijayapancker, Tayyab Iqbal and Zain Al Abaideen.

Oct. 30 – TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: We have done four projects and near 90 days in Korea. Now it is time to celebrate! Even if we encounter some setbacks in the projects, there is always something valid to celebrate in the end. Photo (L) Lukasz Grzenkowski, Miss Claire, Sales Engineer at Kangnam Drive, Piotr Kanczkowski and Steven Chong,

Nov. 26 – BEST MEAL EVER?: After being grounded at home for 8 months, this is how much I enjoy flying again says Paal Mathisen, our Asia Pacific manager.

Dec. 7 – CABLE LIFE EXTENSION in INDONESIA. Steven Chong, Operation Manager of Fire Security Asia Pacific, hosted a technical meeting with the project team for the upcoming cable lifetime extension repair, and fire protection of electrical cables at manufacturing plant in Indonesia.

Dec. 11 – CABLE SURVEY at an industrial plant in Indonesia. The plant Maintenance team and Steven Chong, Fire Security Asia Pacific Operation Manager, conduct a cable survey at the cable rooms. Fire Security coating systems have been tested worldwide for decades with impressive results. An investment in electrical cables’ longevity is an investment in secure performance and insurance against operation shut down.

 

Dec. 14 – Cable survey at Nigeria LNG’s plant by Paul Filby and Buhari Bello.

Dec. 17 – COATING SYSTEM for CABLE REPAIRS. Steven Chong conducting a power cable survey on top of the pipe bridge connected to a processing plant. Fire Security’s Class approved coating systems are perfect for cable repairs and environmental protection in high-risk areas in heavy industries.

 

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