CDS reveals Storengy UK contract award

CDS Energy Services has announced it’s won a six-figure contract to fabricate, NDT, hydrotest, paint, deliver and install pipework for a seven-day shutdown for Storengy UK.

The company operates the Stublach Gas Storage Project, a salt cavern storage facility near Northwich, Cheshire, since 2007. The scheme is one of the main storage facilities in the country and enhances the security of supply to the UK gas market.

Up to 15 jobs have been created within CDS’s fabrication shop and 30 jobs onsite.

CDS wins seven-figure Total contract

CDS Energy Services has won a seven-figure contract to fabricate, NDT, hydrotest, paint and deliver pipework for Total’s T&I shutdown, located in Lincolnshire.

Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Killingholme is one of Europe’s most advanced refineries, processing over 20 different types of crude oil with an annual production of over seven million tonnes. This includes petrol, diesel, bitumen, fuel oil and aviation fuels which are transported across the UK and abroad by sea, road, rail and pipeline.

Up to 20 jobs have been created within CDS’s fabrication facility.

CDS Announces Shell Haven Contract Award

CDS Energy Services today announced it has won a six-figure contract to supply pipework, valves, instrument, civils and structural steelwork for Shell UK Oil Products, located on the Thames.

The refinery at Shell Haven closed in December 1999, but the site has continued to supply aviation fuel since then. Today, Shell Haven supplies aviation fuel by pipe and road to the UK’s south eastern airports.

CDS is extremely proud to have been awarded this contract with one of largest companies in the world, and it is testament to the company’s exacting standards that it was chosen above all other contractors.

Up to 10 jobs will be created within CDS’s fabrication facility in addition to further 20 constructions jobs.

CDS invests in vehicles after recent client expansion

CDS Energy Services has recently invested in a number of new vehicles, including a new forklift and two new company vans.

Since opening its original factory in 2010, CDS has expanded to become one of the most highly regarded contractors in the Yorkshire region. The business has invested heavily in its operational facilities and workforce in recent years, opening a new 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art fabrication facility in 2015 and taking on a record number of local apprentices this year.

Over the last few years, CDS has been successful in securing a wide range of prestigious contracts with numerous high-profile clients. Investments like these are vital to an ever-growing business such as CDS and the new vehicles are sure to provide benefits for both the company and its clients.

CDS rolls out internal nuclear safety initiative

CDS Energy Services, the Hull-based specialist in energy contracting services, has rolled out a highly successful nuclear safety initiative covering the ‘8 Principles of Nuclear Safety’ in the form of posters situated around its facilities.

The posters were developed to ensure that safety remains the team’s number one priority at all times. This is especially important as the team continues its work with nuclear decommissioning authority Sellafield.

CDS defines nuclear safety as ‘realising the design intent through the quality of workmanship in order to protect our people and the environment’.

CDS’s 8 principles of nuclear safety, as displayed on the posters:

  1. Everyone is personally responsible for nuclear safety
  2. Leaders demonstrate commitment to safety
  3. Trust permeates the organisation
  4. Decision-making reflects safety first
  5. Nuclear technology is recognised as special and unique
  6. A questioning attitude is cultivated
  7. Organisational learning is embraced
  8. Nuclear safety undergoes constant examination

Safety has and will always remain a number one priority in any contract undertaken by CDS. The company holds a number of safety and quality accreditations, having proven its commitment to safe working on all of its projects.

CDS Energy Services appoints milestone tenth apprentice

CDS Energy Services, the Hull-based international specialist in energy contracting services, has reached a milestone in its apprenticeship programme with the appointment of Jack Batty.

Jack is the son of Phil Batty, a recently retired director of CDS. He is the tenth apprentice to have been inducted into the company’s programme.

His Higher National Certificate (HNC) course is provided by HETA, the area’s leading provider of specialist engineering training. Commencing in September 2018, the course will give Jack the option of pursuing a project control or management role.

Apprenticeship programmes allow companies to grow their own talent and are also great for the sustainability of the industry, giving young people the opportunity to learn their trade from grass roots level. This is an approach CDS is firmly committed to, as Danny Laybourne, a director at CDS, explained: “I’m delighted to welcome Jack to CDS and I’m sure he will have a great experience with us, with the prospect of management further down the line.

“Investing in our future workforce is vital to ensuring the longevity of CDS. The Humber has the opportunity to become the leading area in the UK for energy skills, but at the same time we are facing a huge skills shortage.

“Now is the time to attract and retain young talent. This will safeguard the future of our sector and the local economy and we remain committed to nurturing the next generation.”

As the company’s tenth apprentice, Jack Batty is also a symbol of CDS’ continued growth, which has seen them invest in modern facilities with the capacity to offer a full range of project management, design, procurement and support services.

CDS renews sponsorship of local triathlon club

CDS Energy Services has renewed its sponsorship of Humber triathletes, a popular and ever-growing triathlon club based in Hull.

Humber Triathletes was founded by British Age-Group triathletes Graeme Wrightson and Craig Lane with the aim of using their knowledge and experience to help develop the sport within the East Riding, whilst helping local people to focus on fitness and self-improvement.

The club offers a variety of training sessions for members at all levels, and organises a number of popular events in the region, including the Hull Triathlon and GO TRI – an event aimed helping beginners to try a triathlon for the first time.

CDS Energy’s sponsorship will help the club to fund these year-round events, and will also help to promote one of the fasting growing sports in the UK across the local area.

CDS has a long history of supporting local sports programmes. Over the past few years the company has lent its support to Hedon Rangers AFC, Hull United under-eights, Hull Ionians RUFC, East Hull ARLFC, West Hull rugby league club and boxer Tommy Coyle.

CDS director runs London Marathon for charity

CDS director, Danny Laybourne, has successfully completed the London Marathon in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, raising over £9,000 through generous donations from sponsors.

Danny was one of over 40,000 runners competing in record-breaking temperatures on 22nd April, with this year’s marathon officially named the hottest on record.

This is the third year Danny has run the London Marathon for the Teenage Cancer Trust, raising funds totalling over £40,000 for the charity. The charity relies on fundraising to help young people facing cancer in the UK, and this £40,000 is enough for the Trust to pay for the professional education and development of 20 staff members, allowing them to provide expert care for young people with cancer.

In March last year Danny took on a vastly different challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, climbing Macchu Picchu and raising over £5,000 in the process.

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CDS welcomes two new directors

Following one of the most successful years in the company’s history, CDS’s leadership team is expanding with the appointment of two new directors, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Derek Hunter joins the business as director, having worked for over 40 years in senior roles within the engineering and construction industries, including operations director and managing director at UKC&E between 1982 and 2001.

Derek has seen significant successes in his career, and recently established the mechanical construction unit within Balfour Beatty EC. For 25 years, he has also been an office bearer and member of the ECIA management board. This role has seen him join the ECIA negotiating team on a number of occasions to assist in NAECI wage reviews.

Bernie Geraghty has extensive experience in the engineering and construction sectors ranging from grassroots level to senior management, and joins CDS as managing director, building on a track record already spanning 30 years in senior management.

In 1984, Bernie established a very successful fabrication and engineering company, which was bought out by Foster Wheeler in 1989. Since then he has worked extensively for leading EPC contractors such as Amec, Balfour Beatty and Jacobs on large capital projects within the oil and gas, power, pharmaceutical and nuclear industries.

These strategic appointments will help CDS to continue its recent growth through significant contract wins and successful project delivery, with Bernie and Derek both playing a key role in the company’s future success.

CDS Energy awarded multi-million-pound nuclear contract

CDS Energy Services, an experienced and highly regarded oil, gas and petrochemical contractor has been awarded a highly sought-after multi-million-pound contract in the nuclear industry – enabling the company to extend its specialist services into a new sector.

The company has been awarded the contract with M+W Group, a global leader in the design, engineering and construction of advanced technology facilities and major complex projects. The project will be delivered at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, which is owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The project is a new nuclear waste store which is known as the Box Encapsulation Plant Product Store Direct Import Facility (BEPPS/DIF).

The contract requires CDS Energy to provide the manufacturing design of pipework, supply and erection of equipment, shop fabrication, testing and site installation. In order to be considered, CDS undertook an incredibly rigorous six-month selection process demonstrating the company’s commitment to safety, quality, procurement and organisation ability in a sector that demands the highest levels of due diligence at every stage of service delivery.

CDS Energy’s previous onshore and offshore experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries places the company in an excellent position to take on this contract . The business has invested heavily in its operation, facilities and workforce in recent years, and taking on a record number of apprentices in the Humber region. The company’s fabrication facility is widely recognised as one of the best and most modern of its kind in the oil, gas and petrochemical sector.

CDS’ Managing Director, Howard Laybourne, said: “I am extremely proud of the passion and hard work demonstrated by the management and workforce that has resulted in us winning this prestigious contract .
Being awarded such an impressive work package is great news for CDS as it will be our first step into the nuclear industry and further growth opportunities.

It is a further indication that Hull-based companies hold an incredibly strong position in the energy industry, at a time when the city has been placed on a worldwide stage due to the UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations. We are delighted to play our part in showcasing Hull’s vast experience, expertise and heritage in the field of specialist engineering.”