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22 September 2022Power Generation E&I Services

Our team has extensive experience in the design, procurement and installation of upgrades in the power generation sector. We recently completed work for a longstanding client in the industry, for whom we regularly carry out work across Europe.

The client’s scope was to complete electrical and instrumentation installation and upgrade works within the UK, as well as ATEX inspections during the planned outage. Increased levels of labour and a fast turn around were a necessity, due to the high-profile nature of the client’s outage. 

There was a tight deadline to minimise any disruption caused by the outage, so our team assisted with this by undertaking as much pre outage work and preparation as possible before the planned outage occurred. 

We coordinated our works with other contractors within restricted spaces to ensure the outage ran smoothly.

During the outage we provided 20-25 experienced CompEx approved Electricians working on day and night shifts in order to minimise any disruptions during the outage.

From start to finish the works took over 2 years, the majority of which was pre-outage and prolonged due to the pandemic. The preparation was a success as we completed the work during the outage within just 4 weeks.

Our knowledge and experience of the client’s site and systems and meticulous preparation proved to be invaluable to ensure the works were completed to the tight schedule.

If you would like to get in touch about our E&I services please contact us through the website or give us a call on 01472 598987 and our team will be happy to help.


1 August 2022F.E.S. Has Passed Our Achilles Audit

We are pleased to announce that F.E.S. has once again successfully completed and passed our Achilles audit.

An Achilles audit is crucial validation of our efforts to provide the best possible service to our clients. For more information on our services contact us here or give us a call on 01472 598 987.


4 July 2022F.E.S. Awarded 2 Contracts With Long Standing Client

F.E.S. has recently been awarded 2 new inspection & rectification contracts with a long-standing client of ours.

The client operates a network of fuel storage and pumping facilities across the UK, and by completing rectifications at the time of inspection this will increase efficiencies as part of our turnkey solution.


20 June 2022Come And See Us At NEPIC Meet The Members Event

Coming up this Wednesday, we will be attending the NEPIC Meet the Members event at Wynyard Hall on 22nd June.

This Conference and Exhibition is a great opportunity for networking amongst the process industry in the North East, come and find us and our team in attendance will be happy to have a chat!


6 June 2022F.E.S. Become Proud Sponsors Of Keelby United F.C.

F.E.S. (EX) are proud to become a sponsor of Keelby United for the upcoming 2022/23 season!

We are looking forward to a successful partnership for the future, and together with the explosive atmosphere provided by the crowd of supporters we hope that next season will bring more trophies!


23 May 2022Chemical Company Fined After Worker Suffered Burns

A chemical company was fined recently, after a worker suffered 13 percent burns to his right arm and hand following the ignition of flammable vapours at their site.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found “there was an extraction system at the lip of the manway lid to remove vapours from this area, but it was not adequate to prevent a build-up of a flammable atmosphere. The ignition source is likely to have been a spark from the metal scoop, or static electricity build up on the workers clothing.”

Within the UK there is a legal requirement for a DSEAR risk assessment where there is a potential for the creation of explosive or flammable atmospheres and would identify adequate control measures.

Read the full story on the HSE Website.


9 May 2022Come And See Us At CHEMUK2022

This week on 11th and 12th we will be exhibiting at CHEMUKEXPO at NEC Birmingham.

Attendance is free and you can meet us on stand J65 – we will be pleased to see you there!


25 April 2022F.E.S. Awarded Several New Contracts

Following completion of the initial inspections on its new build Power Station in 2009, F.E.S.(Ex) has recently been awarded another contract extension with a longstanding client to continue with their Hazardous Area Inspections schedule.

In addition, we are also proud to have recently been awarded several new contracts, including:
– A large project in Scotland on a Compressor Station to carrying out Electrical Installation works
– A large E&I project in Lincolnshire on the redevelopment of an onshore gas site
– A project to carry out Electrical Installation and Inspections of the redevelopment of a Stabiliser Plant
– A Hazardous Area Inspection and Rectification contract at a Coatings facility in the UK utilising our ExTrace inspection management software


11 April 2022Full DSEAR Risk Assessment At Automotive Preparation And Testing Facility

The F.E.S.(Ex) Process Safety team has recently completed a full DSEAR Risk Assessment and Hazardous Area Classification at a large automotive preparation and testing facility.

You can find out more about our Process Safety Consultancy services here.


28 March 2022Fire At Dalton Mills

Earlier this month we were saddened to hear that a fire had devastated Dalton Mills in Keighley, a location famously used for production of Peaky Blinders and Downton Abbey. Thankfully the building was unoccupied at the time so there were no casualties.

If you have a fire alarm system in a high risk or hazardous area, our 75 years experience and constant desire to continually enhance our services makes F.E.S.(Ex) the ideal choice to carry out inspections on your existing fire system.


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