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ISSUE 3: NOVEMBER 2011

Keeping you informed on our National and International progress

Digest

www.dornan.ie / www.dornan.co.uk

1ST CLASS DELIVERY Our Dornan team complete the works at the Royal Mail site in Hemel Hempstead. | Page 10-11

• Keep up to date with our current projects in Spotlight. • Be informed on our completed or near completion projects in Review. • Dornan win again at NISO. • Read about Dornan’s award for the prestigious CPD Accreditation Employer Status. DORNAN WIN MAJOR NISO AWARD | Pg 4

SEE OUR PROGRESS ON PROJECTS | Pg 6-9

CPD ACHIEVEMENT FOR DORNAN | Pg 12

MECHANICAL | ELECTRICAL | INSTRUMENTATION | CONTRACTORS | ENGINEERS


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1. HEALTH AND SAFETY

2. SPOTLIGHT ON PROJECTS:

• WEST SUSSEX ENERGY PLANT • ROYAL MAIL CROYDON • GROVE HOUSE • LONZA BIOLOGICS

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3. FEATURE: 1ST CLASS DELIVERY DETAILS ABOUT OUR ROYAL MAIL PROJECT AT HEMEL HEMPSTEAD

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4. QUALITY

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5. UPDATE

6. REVIEW

7. PEOPLE

8. NUTS & BOLTS


message from our CEO

PRIDE IN WHAT WE DO Before I start my review of our last 6 months, I want to highlight and acknowledge firstly the people power behind the Dornan brand- the people who make us who we are. Personally, it’s great to come to work everyday with a sense of pride that I work with the people I have with me in Dornan. From the Trades, Site Supervision, Project Management, our Engineers and of course the office staff in our locations- without their effort, intelligence, inspiration and above all, sense of duty and pride to deliver safe quality projects, Dornan would not be the success that we are. On behalf, of my fellow directors, you our clients and myself, I want to thank our people (past and present) for making us who we are. 2011- an interesting year As we come to the close of the year, it certainly has being interesting doing business this year. With the successful completion of the Ticona Project in Frankfurt and the near completion of the Pembroke Power Station, the challenge has being finding replacement projects for 2012. Whilst our traditional markets such as the Pharmaceutical sector etc. have had capital expenditure decline, we are lucky to have found a niche in new exciting markets such as Waste to Energy and the continuing boom in Data Centre Developments. We have recently handed over a facility in Surrey for one of the most recognisable names in the Financial Services Industry and now just starting another one for another Financial heavyweight in Sheffield. Added to this is the recent award of the Electrical Services on a new Data Centre in Ireland for one of the Globes most recognisable names, means Dornan are now considered one of Europe’s premier delivery specialists in this field. 2012- new frontiers and old? As our Blue Chip clients continue to expand into new geographical markets, Dornan are frequently invited to undertake the delivery of these new installations as a preferred supplier. We have a number of these opportunities that we are presently exploring that will potentially bring us to new and exciting markets in 2012. And another bonus for us as a company are the green shoots of recovery that I see in the Irish economy at last, I think 2012 could be the year with Ireland will start to come out the other side of its economic nightmare. I hope you enjoy this issue of the Digest and I look forward to meeting up with you in the coming months.

Brian Acheson, Chief Executive Officer July - December 2011

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Health and Safety

The National Irish Safety Organisation Awards took place in Killarney on 7th October 2011. Dornan Engineering secured a “Major Award” on the night in the category of Regional Award, denoting that we had the best entry out of hundreds of companies in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK across sectors such as energy, construction, manufacturing and transport. Following on from our President’s Award in

2010, a Regional Award is a testament of the investment and resources the company continually commits to the safety & health of its employees. These awards recognise our safety management system combined with strong management leadership and the goal to achieve continuous improvement. Compiling a submission to the awards places our Health & Safety management systems under the scrutiny of an independent body and in turn Dornan’s gain an external review of the efforts we have put into improving our

Dornan wins Major award at NISO Health & Safety culture and performance. Dornan Engineering have entered the awards since 2005, winning consecutive Regional Awards and the Presidents Award and this demonstrates that we are progressing well on our journey to being recognised as one of the companies with the top safety performance in Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK. Image L-R: Tom Stephenson NISG; Sean Kelly MEP; Paula Kennedy Dornan Engineering EHS Manager; Pauric Courigan, NISO President.

Pembroke team awarded Safety Contractor of the Month Our Dornan Pembroke Power Station team were awarded Safety Contractor of the Month earlier this year in July, from RWE and Alstom Power. We were pleased to have been furnished with this award as the safety standard within our team is a reflection of our standards across the board and for all our projects. Since taking over the lead EHS position on

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site, Brian Foskin has been instrumental in providing the back up information that RWE and Alstom were looking for. Brian has been able to demonstrate Dornan personnel involvement from management to workface including audits, safety coaching, training structure, reports and workplace checks. Along with our award, we were presented with a cheque of £1,000 to donatte to a

charity of our choice. We chose to make that donation to the local NSPCC charity, who do great work with children in the UK. Bob Huitson, our Project Manager presented the cheque to a NSPCC representative, see our ‘People’ section for the article and photo. Image L-R: Bob Huitson, Ian Hough of RWE, Michael Thomas of Alstom Power and Brian Foskin.


Dornan receives Safe Working Award from ECIA

External Audits on OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001 Systems Since January 2011, 29 EHS Audits have been conducted by our EHS Manager.

Dornan Engineering received a Safe Working Award from the ECIA (Engineering Construction Industry Association) following a recent submission by Paula Kennedy.

Sites Audited include: Great Minster House, University College London, Kajima Grove House, Kingswood, Ticona, Harbour Exchange Tower, East Grinstead, Horsham, Lonza Slough, Royal Mail Hemel Hempstead, UCC & Eli Lilly IE 2. There was a total of 10 Non Conformances from these audits.

Accidents: January - September 2011 UK

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Our next external OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001 Audit will take place in November 2011.

Paula Kennedy, our EHS Manager recently secured a position on a newly formed panel named ‘Health & Safety Experts for Europe and the Middle East’. To date they've had 3 meetings and are now providing expert advice to manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies setting up offices in European locations.

In June 2011, the Dornan Engineering EHS Department were audited by Wates Interiors. Paula Kennedy explains “We did well in the audit but we need to ensure that we maintain these high standards across all of our sites”.

Dornan awarded Gold at the RoSPA Awards Ceremony in Birmingham In February 2011 our EHS Manager entered the UK RoSPA Awards for the second consecutive year. In 2010 we achieved a RoSPA Silver Award and this year, we are delighted to have won the Gold Award. This key fixture in the UK Health and Safety calendar offers organisations a prime opportunity to prove their ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.

The RoSPA awards are not just about reducing the number of accidents and cases of ill-health at work; they help to ensure that organisations have good health and safety management systems in place. In the current economic climate, these awards demonstrate that employers care about their employees and will not let health and safety standards slip. The Awards Ceremony was held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham on

18th May 2011. The prestigious Gold Award was presented that afternoon by Lord Jordan of Bournville, CBE. In attendance for Dornan Engineering were Oliver Lonergan - Managing Director, Derek Duffy - UK Operations Director, Paula Kennedy - EHS Manager, Eamonn Carty Contracts Manager, Martin Rooney - Safety Officer, Donal Coakley - Safety Officer. Image (L-R): Back Row: Eamonn Carty, Donal Coakley, Martin Rooney, Derek Duffy. Front Row: Paula Kennedy, Oliver Lonergan.

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Spotlight on Projects

WEST SUSSEX COUNCIL WASTE ENERGY PLANT

using anaerobic digestion technology. The resultant biogas will initially be used to generate renewable energy and may in the future be harnessed to produce fuel for vehicles. When operating at full capacity the facility will produce up to 3.5 MW of renewable energy, enough to power around 7,000 homes.

Dornan Engineering has been awarded the M&E services on a £1bn plus Biffa project for West Sussex County Council.

In addition, the facility’s mechanical sorting plant will produce a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). Subject to a joint exercise by Biffa and West Sussex County Council to find a long-term sustainable market for the RDF, it will either be sent to a third party outlet or used to fuel a thermal treatment facility that will produce energy in the form of electricity and heat. Subject to planning and operating consents, the thermal treatment facility would, if required, be constructed at the Brookhurst Wood site.

Biffa is to construct an MBT facility next to its Brookhurst Wood landfill site near Horsham, in the north of the County. The company said the new facility will divert up to 80% of the residual waste from landfill and will save the Council around £300 million over the life of the Contract. It will also significantly reduce the carbon footprint of household waste management in the County. Additionally, the mechanical sorting plant will extract any remaining metals from the waste for recycling, helping to boost West Sussex’s recycling rates. The mechanically separated biodegradable fraction will be treated

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Dornan Engineering Services was awarded the M&E Services contract for this project in August 2011. The Waste to Energy Sector is a new and exciting one for Dornan to enter. We hope to develop relationships with both Biffa & M+W Group by demonstrating our ability to complete major Industrial


projects while meeting the high safety, schedule and quality standards that are set. Construction on the project has kicked off, with cable containment installation well under way. Our Electrical scope on this project includes the following: • Complete Cable Containment system. • Complete LV Power installation incl Testing. • Complete Process Cabling installation & Testing. • Lighting & General Services Installation. • CCTV System. • UPS Installation. Mechanical scope includes: • Heating Installation. • Cooling Installation. • Ventilation Installation. • Rain Water Harvesting System. • Water Services Installation. Since commencing operation on site the end of August, we have made good progress. Containment installation began on 5th October. The first sections of the MBT Treatment equipment began arriving from Germany on 13th Oct - this installation will continue on a phased basis over the next 4 months. And 3 of the 5 Anaerobic Digestion tanks have now been installed as we continue our progress on this project.

Images. Opposite page and this page top and bottom right- The Waste Energy Plant site. Three images above- 3D model examples of the completed site.

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Spotlight on Projects

Stamping our mark Following on from our Royal Mail centre project at Hemel Hempstead, Dornan was also awarded the M&E installation of the Royal Mail centre in Croydon. The scope of works includes upgrade to the existing AC systems, upgrade to the south toilet block, install of 2 new AHU’s serving the new sort hall extension, install of a new chiller and relocating of 2no existing chillers to new compound, relocation of existing generator, extension of lightning protection, installation of new gas radiant heaters, upgrade to gas line, new lighting in sort hall, installation of new heat recovery units and fans, complete BMS package and fire alarm and relocation gatehouse. The Dornan team have been on site since mid-June, stripping out the exisitng works and have since been making good progress once on site full time from the end of August.

KAJIMA GROVE HOUSE

Work at our Kajima Grove House site in Marylebone is progressing well and we are on schedule to complete the project for the end of the year. Our project manager Shane Fogarty has been overseeing the works on this 7 storey building. The site was originally Kajima’s (Property Developer / Property Investing Company) London based offices for which we were to strip-out the original services and install new CAT A installation. Kajima intend to let out each floor and manage the tenants. Each floor has its own individual services which can be controlled and adjusted to the tenant’s requirements. Dornan Engineering are installing the Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health Services including new plantroom installation. Shane is working alongside Stephen Fletcher, our Electrical Engineer (who splits his time with another project at Hammersmith). At present we have 7 Subcontractors under our control including: 4No. Mechanical Pipe fitters, 8No. Electrical Contractors, 3No. Ductworkers, 2No. Insulating Contractors, 5No. BMS Contractors, 2No. Flushing Specialists and 2No. Fire Alarm / Security personnel. The building is aiming to achieve an “excellence” BREEAM certification.

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LONZA BIOLOGICS PROTEUS PROJECT Dornan Engineering are currently involved in the Proteus Project for Lonza Biologics in Slough. The scope of works comprises of Mechanical, Electrical, HVAC, BMS and IMS works on the 228 Building refurbishment. The Proteus project is complex in that over 80% of the floor area is being completely refurbished (strip out to core and refit) while still maintaining production. The project is split into 8 phases which commenced in May 2011 and is scheduled for completion in August 2012. Phase 2 was handed over to the client in the middle of September and Phase 1 is due for completion at the end of October. Phase 3 which is the largest phase of the project, which incorporates Main Plant such as Main Distribution Boards, Air Handling Plant, Pump Sets, Black utility pipe work systems, is scheduled to Commence in November 2011 and completed for March 2012. The Project team consists of: John O’Mahony (Project Manager), Hugh McElligott, Conor Rattigan, Fergal Meagher and Mark Gibson.

VERIZON

Dornan Engineering is due to commence work on our first secured project with Verizon in Dublin. The Verizon Business encompasses Ground to 4th floors and a rooftop plant area. Dornan are to provide uninterrupted office space for staff across the floors. The 3rd and 4th floors shall be fitted out in 2 stages by splitting the floors in half; therefore creating swing space while one half of each floor is been fitted out. The fit out is due for completion in January 2012 The scope of works includes: • Supply and installation of new fan-coil units in office locations (currently served by VRV air-conditioning systems); • Supply and installation of Low Pressure Hot Water (LPHW) and Chilled Water (CHW) pipe connections from 5th floor plant room to FCU locations; • Supply and installation of pumps, heat exchanger, valves and controls for hot water and chilled water circulation; • Supply and installation of cabling, containment and other materials for the provision of power and control to the FCU equipment; • Supply and installation of control and BMS equipment to provide the required functionality for operation and monitoring of the completes air conditioning system; • Removal and safe disposal of redundant VRV equipment and associated R22 refrigerated gas; • Testing and commissioning of the new air conditioning system including formal certification and handover documentation; • Provision of operation and maintenance manuals, as-built drawings and schedules.

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Feature

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delivery Our Dornan Engineering team worked on the new Royal Mail delivery and sorting centre at Hemel Hempstead, completed in July 2011, value of £3.5m. Our Dornan team were responsible for the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and system proving of the MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) package. The 25’000sq/m state-of-the-art centre combined the mail distribution centres of nearby Watford, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead centres to become a new and larger centre serving the Hertfordshire area. This centre is known as the Northern Home Counties Mailing Centre. The building consists of a large warehouse space constructed of three portal sections. Loading bays are located in the South West elevation of the building. An existing office accommodation block is located on the North East elevation over three floors. The fast track Design and Build contract was completed in 8 months and handed over to Royal Mail in July. The building will be used 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The project was value engineered to maximise returns, whilst still maintaining high quality installation. The project was built to budget and within the original construction programme. The key design concepts for the various elements of the works were as follows: Office accommodation- maximising reuse of existing plant where possible, modifying and increasing the capacity for ventilation & cooling/heating and cost effective systems. Warehouse accommodation- positive pressurisation to reduce infiltration, incorporation of environmental control to warehouse space to provide ventilation, heating & cooling appropriate to the occupancy and equipment (automation) requirements, avoid stratification and use of free cooling in mid seasons. Our mechanical services installed include the following: 1). Provide and install 3 No. 45kW Stulz Computer Room air Conditioning Units (CRACs) within the Local Area Processing Cluster Room. 2). H i g h velocity induction ventilation system in the main Sorting Hall. 3). 4 No. 63’000m³/hr AHU’s and 4 No 280kW DX Condensers. 4). Fan Coil Units (FCUs) within office areas. 5). Heat Recovery Units (HRUs) within office areas. 6). Toilet extract systems associated ductwork and grilles. 7). 2No CRAC units within Comms Room. 8). Electric under sink instantaneous hot water heaters for all wash hand basins, sinks and all Public Health Services. 9). Internal drainage and connect to existing underground drainage – point of connection to be confirmed via a site survey. 10). Full Building Management Control System. Electrical services installed include the following: 1). 400Volt 1650KVA/1320kW generator and enclosures complete with all associated controls and switchgear including all controls, set, day tank and central mounted fuel tank and exhaust systems. 2). 1No 1600kVA transformer complete with all accessories located adjoining LV Switchroom. 3). Busbar lighting control system throughout the warehouse. 4). 100kVA UPS, critical power supply for the LAPC Room. 5). Main LV distribution and sub distribution boards. 6). Lighting and small power systems, including all light fixtures, cables, containment and final connections. 7). Earthing and Lightning Protection system. 8). Smoke detectors, fire beams, call points, sounders, panels, aspirated pipe work, fire rated cables for the fire system including all cables, containment and final connections. 9). Security system, including the CCTV, Access Control, Intruder Alarm and Intercom Systems. DORNAN DIGEST JULY - DECEMBER 2011

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Quality Dornan Engineering continues to offer the reassurance to complete projects to high standards demanded by our Clients. Recent projects have been completed for clients such as Mace, ISG, Structuretone, Eli Lilly, University College Cork, Boston Scientific, EMC, Wates Interiors, Ticona, Kier and Royal Mail. While this selection of clients is diverse, the role of the Quality System is to achieve consistency within a diverse portfolio of projects. Consistency in a diverse market seems contradictory but it is a requirement of all project Quality systems. Our vision is to further develop our Quality Management and project handover systems to allow and offer ongoing verification and turnover of systems and building zones as the project progresses. Early review of single line diagrams, identification of systems, development of cable schedules and line lists, build up of system handover “files” and allocation of ownership to each “System”, feeds in to better planning for system completion, inspection, testing and handover. Since the last issue of the newsletter our Quality Teams at Ticona in Frankfurt, Royal Mail in Hemel Hempstead, East Grinstead and EMC, Department for Transport in London, and EMC and Eli Lilly in Cork have handed over projects using system by system handover folders. Continual system handover is challenging for our Quality teams but has contributed to improved onsite quality and project control.

The drivers for this success have included: • Early interaction with the client’s commissioning specialist in meeting the requirements of the commissioning plan and understanding our role in the predefined and communicated commissioning process. • Our team being aware of the technology being installed and its reaction to test procedures (which must test the critical functionality of the equipment) and the centres response to realistic heat loads. • Our understanding of our role in the Commissioning process. • Our participation as part of the commissioning team in proving the resilience of the data centre’s operation. This has been key in all Data Centre projects to date as our Quality Team interacts with system designers, client representatives, vendor specialists, commissioning Agents and ultimate facilities Management staff in the Data Centre (Our system handover folders also facilitate system walk down and training at demonstration stage).

Continual system handover is challenging for our Quality teams but has contributed to improved onsite quality and project control. A portion of our work involves installations of new and modifications to existing Data Centres, and in these environments phased system by system handover is more important than ever. Data hall handover culminates in a successful Integrated System Test (IST) of the facility. Phased system by system handover results in a straight forward feed in to the IST phase. The documentation prepared prior to and during data centre commissioning is a very important deliverable in the life of the data centre. In our work on data centres, our Quality teams have had to work along side third party commissioning specialists (Dome and Core for example) working in an impartial basis on behalf of the client.

Our consistent approach to Project Quality Assurance has enabled us to compete in a diverse market of demanding Clients.

Early interaction on a project between our Quality Team, the Client and the Commissioning Specialist has facilitated in successful commissioning of data centre projects to date. Bob Feaheny, Quality Manager

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Update PROJECTS SECURED SINCE THE LAST ISSUE Since our last issue, we are pleased to have secured the projects listed below. We are delighted these projects come from some existing client relationships, as well as new ones; who we look forward to working with in demonstrating our capabilities as a company. •

11 Pilgrim Street

Exchange Tower Level 4

Lonza Biologics

West Sussex Waste Energy Plant

Kajima Grove House

Great Northern Hotel

Royal Mail Croydon

ACE International DC (Financial Client)

80 Hammersmith Road

Sheffield DC (Financial Client)

Sheffield Mission Critical Facility

11 Pilgrim Street, Blackfriars Kajima Grove House, Marylebone Royal Mail, Croydon 80 Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith Lonza Biologics, Slough

Exchange Tower Level 4, Canary Wharf Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross

ACE International DC, Crawley Waste Energy Energy Plant, Horsham

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Review

“Refreshing in this current HARBOUR EXCHANGE TOWER Dornan Engineering were awarded the Mechanical of Level 4 at Harbour Exchange Tower in Canary Wharf, London. The project was a commercial fit out on the 4th floor of the Exchange Tower consisting of refurbing the existing VAV boxes and installing new VAV boxes as well. We were to give the AHU’s a service and refurbishment. We removed asbestos gaskets from the existing hot water pipework serving the AHU’s and they were disposed of by others. We carried out refurbishment to the existing ductwork and also added new routes to suit the VAV box layout. We installed 2 no extract fans on the 4th floor. We also refurbished the toilet pipework. Ground floor works consisted of refurbing AHU’s in plant room serving building 1 and 2 lobbies. We installed new grilles and ductwork serving these areas. We did a complete strip out and new install of pipework for the ground floor toilets. Also installed new grilles serving these areas.

TESTIMONIAL

This marked the first project with ISG and after a successful handover, we look forward to building on our relationship with the group over the coming months. Dornan was also awarded Safety Contractor of the Month on two occasions during the short programme.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation of the services provided by Dornan wh Exchange Tower in Canary Wharf. Having never used Dornan on any of my past projects I was slightly apprehensive about how they wo surpassed expectations on Quality, Safety, Delivery; a real pro active company and refreshing in this c The commitment from the site and project management meant they were always at hand to deal to accommodate our needs in a short timescale. The efforts by Pat Buckley and Ronan Keohane noticeable and appreciated, these gentleman are an asset to your company. I look forward to working with them again in the coming months and keep up the good work.” Darren Allen MCIOB, MIET, MCMI, I. Eng Account Manager

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PEMBROKE POWER STATION Progress on the Pembroke CCGT Power Station project has moved to 93% complete overall in week 34. The team have been working under extreme pressure for long durations to complete turn over packages on each of the units. In a recent British Safety Council audit the Pembroke Power Station Project achieved an exceptional score of 98.6%. Dornan were involved in two separate audits with the British Safety Council so the audit result is a good reflection of all our hard work at the site. Image: Our Pembroke Site Team- always happy to come together for a photo!

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People Dornan Engineering is delighted to announce that we had been awarded the prestigious ‘CPD Accreditation Employer Status’ by Engineers Ireland. This is a significant achievement for the company as the accreditation recognises good organisational practice in the area of professional development for engineers and technical staff and receives the formal backing of the Department of Education & Skills. Throughout the preceding months the CPD committee were continually working hard to attain the accreditation. The introduction of our CPD policies and practices, which encourages career satisfaction and progression through training and acquisition of new skills, was an essential starting point on our route to accreditation. The addition of a new member to the committee James Dougan (Project Engineer for Dornan) further strengthened our cross functional committee which is an essential component for the communication and implementation of CPD throughout the company. With everyone committed to succeeding, the preparation for the audit was well under way. On 9th August, representatives from Engineers Ireland conducted an audit into our CPD policies and procedures. It was necessary for the committee to demonstrate to the panel how we met a set of eight criteria including our CPD Policy, CPD Committee, Performance Management Systems and Knowledge Sharing Activities. News of our accreditation success was proudly welcomed throughout the company.

Managing Director Oliver Lonergan was presented with the CPD Accredited Employer parchment by John Power, Director General Engineers Ireland at the Engineers Ireland Company of the Year Awards (pictured). The awards ceremony took place in the D4 Berkley Hotel, Dublin on the 5th October. The accreditation has focused our commitment to the introduction and development of further CPD practices which will ultimately encourage and enhance the performance and development of all employees.

Little Britain Challenge Cup It was ‘Aye Aye Captain!’ for the Dornan Engineering crew at the Little Britain Challenge Cup this September. Taking place on the Isle of Wight, the event is an annual regatta organised for and by the construction industry to raise money for UK and local sailing charities. This year the event took place from Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th September. This was the first year that Dornan participated as a host and despite our race rankings (ahem!), crew members had a fantastic time at sea over the 3 days we were there. In the week of the event, the weather looked ominous with forecasts of rain and grey clouds,

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which might have made for an interesting regatta. But mother nature looked kindly on us and what we had instead was fine dry sunshine days. We had 3 crew groups over the Thursday, Friday and Saturday racing days. Amongst them were some veteran sailors and some novices; with the novices slightly out numbering the veterans! Nevertheless, all crew members gave it their all once onboard our yacht the Beaufort Venture. The opening race on Thursday afternoon was an indication of how we might fair for the following races- fully engaged and ready for action to take that number one spot! We had a smaller team on the opening day so it was almost a given that perhaps we may not

be as quick as the other boats in the race. Maybe a lot slower. Ok, so we came last in the ranking but we all know it’s the taking part that counts right?! Our other races on the following two days with other crew members were just as enviable. We had the enthusiasm, the competitive spirit, the eagerness to try and clinch that number one spot again...but alas, we came last, in the all the races! A special thanks must be given to skipper Nick Russell, of Mace. His experience at the helm coupled with that of our Operations Director Derek Duffy meant we remained competitive and in high spirits. We’ll come back fighting next year!


EMPLOYEE PROFILE

PAULINA KAWCZYŃSKA

Paris to Geneva Cycle Ride Resident bike fanatic Jamie Barlow, our Business Development Executive, was once again turning heads and wheels as he joined a group of industry friends for a fundraising cycle ride. Starting in Paris and finishing in Geneva, they tackled 350 miles of terrain over 4 days, with just 1 minor crash and 4 punctures between the group. They were also lucky with the weather as they enjoyed sunny days despite the unsettled September weather we were experiencing. Jamie was cycling for the Oxfam charity, one of the most well known global charities working on saving lives and putting poor people in charge of their livelihoods all around the world.

Paula Kennedy, our EHS Manager competed in the Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon in Cork on Sunday 25th September. The race started at 1pm from the City end of Centre Park Road and covered a four-mile course taking in Centre Park Road, The Marina, Blackrock Village, Ballintemple, Monahan Road and finishing in Kennedy Park. Paula was running for the The Jack and Jill Foundation in Ireland. She made her choice as she felt it was a truly deserving charity for the incredible work they do for families with sick children.

Our Pembroke Power Station team donated £1,000 to the NSPCC charity in September. This donation was made possible following our team being awarded the Safety Cotnractor of the Month by RWE and Alstom, allowing us to present the donation to the NSPCC charity. Our Project Manager Bob Huitson presented the cheque to Nerys Sales, the NSPCC Corporate Fundraiser Manager for Wales. We hope our donation helps to make a difference to the lives of the children the NSPCC are working with.

Job Title: Junior Quantity Surveyor Joined Dornan Engineering: 6 years ago Years of Industry Experience: 6 years Dornan Project Experience: Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross, London, UK Present Mission Critical Facility, East Grinstead, UK March 2011 - October 2011 Mission Critical Facility/Office Fit Out, Kingswood UK August 2010 - February 2011 Mission Critical Facility, Newbury, UK August 2009 - July 2010 Whitegate IPP Power Station, UK May 2009 - August 2009 Telecity Data Centre, Stockholm, Sweden September 2008 - May 2009 Pfizer Pegasus Strangnas, Sweden September 2007 - September 2008 Dornan Dublin Office February 2007 - August 2007 Pfizer Aspetic Facility, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland October 2005 - February 2007 Previous Project Experience: She’s a Dornan Baby! Qualifications: • 2011, CIOB/EPA course, Mace Business School/ Chartered Institute of Building. • 2009-2011, various courses with Mace Business School. • 2002-2003, AutoCAD course, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. Interests: Photography, travelling, reading, socialising.

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Nuts

&Bolts

9,200 2,000 3,542 1,600,310 1,853 1,305,035 2,521

metres of IPA clean and duct

of light fittings and 2,800 metres of Busbar lighting

metres of insulated phase of Busbar

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DATESFORTHEDIARY JULY

of 1000mm 400KV Cable were installed at the Pembroke Power Station site.

5 DATACENTER DYNAMICS ROADSHOW LONDON 12 CONSTRUCTION NEWS AWARDS

AUGUST 3 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BREAKFAST - THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIPS

were installed at the Lonza Biologics site.

SEPTEMBER 5- 6 INSTRUMENTATION SCOTLAND & OFFSHORE SYSTEMS 8 - 11 LITTLE BRITAIN CHALLENGE CUP ANNUAL REGATTA 9 RUGBY WORLD CUP KICKS OFF- COME ON THE IRISH!

fitted at Great Minster House.

22 MIPTEC CONGRESS AND TRADE FAIR, SWITZERLAND

OCTOBER 12 BRITISH CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AWARDS 13 CONSTRUCTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 25 - 27 RENEWABLEUK 2011

is the value of switchgear installed in the East Grinstead Mission Critical facility. NOVEMBER 23 - 24 EIC CONNECT POWER EVENT 2011 15 DATECENTER DYNAMICS STOCKHOLM 29 - 1 EWEA OFFSHORE 2011, NETHERLANDS 30 - 1 DATECENTER DYNAMICS LONDON

installed at the Pembroke Power Station site. DECEMBER 6 THE FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL & GAS 7 - 9 WORLD FRONTIER EXPLORATION CONGRESS

at the Pembroke Power Station site.

23 DORNAN OFFICES & SITES CLOSED FOR FESTIVE SEASON, SEE YOU ALL IN THE NEW YEAR. 25 CHRISTMAS DAY- HOPE YOU HAVE ALL BEEN GOOD FOR SANTA! DORNAN DIGEST, ISSUE 4 AVAILABLE NEXT MONTH

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of lighting Busbar consisting of control energy & standard feeds fitted at the Royal Mail Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

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