MegChem’s Endeavors in Australia

MegChem’s Australia office, stationed in Brisbane, plays a crucial role in servicing clients within the energy industry. With a primary focus on sustaining operations for major clients like CS Energy, the office navigates challenges unique to the Australian market while delivering high-quality engineering solutions.

Current Projects:

Callide B HEP:

    • MegChem developed a high-energy piping management strategy for Callide B, surpassing its design life.
    • Stress analysis of critical systems informs remaining life calculations and shapes targeted inspection strategies.
    • Modifications to problematic supports have been executed, with ongoing collaboration in scoping future outages.

Callide C:

    • MegChem is actively involved in stage 2 life assessment screening performed by subcontractors.
    • Future work may include a Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) review, focusing on condensate and drain systems.
    • Analysis and re-specification of spray water valves have been successful, enhancing valve performance.

Kogan Creek Power Station:

    • Focus on combustion optimization and boiler pressure part reliability.
    • Root cause investigations for combustion-related fouling events.
    • Trials on PF Flow distribution dampers from Greenbank Terotech in the UK are ongoing, with promising results.
    • Contracts secured for engineered construction concepts and replacements during scheduled outages.

Tarong North Power Station:

    • Integration checks on new drain valves with ongoing engineering work.
    • MegChem anticipates a strengthened relationship with Tarong for future collaborations.

Other Projects:

    • MegChem’s diverse portfolio includes a fatigue assessment for Jurgens Caravan chassis and fuel oil piping integration for the Puteri Intan LNG Carrier.
    • Laser scanning and routing of new piping systems conducted by MegChem’s SA office in Malaysia.

Future Prospects:

MegChem’s Gerrie Visser emphasizes the importance of delivering fast, cost-effective, and value-added services to gain trust in the Australian market. The unwavering support from MegChem’s South African offices proves invaluable in achieving success.

Conclusion:

MegChem’s commitment to excellence in engineering services in Australia is evident through their diverse projects and collaborations. Navigating challenges with precision, the team’s dedication to sustainability and reliability positions them as a trusted partner in the Australian energy sector.