Hyspecs has completed many large-scale hydraulic engineering projects both here in New Zealand and internationally, including in countries in the Middle East, Indonesia, Dubai, Thailand and Australia.
Project engineer Craig Kemp says the thrills and excitement of hydraulic engineering are with the large projects undertaken by Hyspecs.
Recruited into the Hyspecs team in January 2007, Mr Kemp’s primary work focus is managing projects in New Zealand and Australia as well as quality control and company process improvements.
“In 2007, the time was right to employ a project engineer,” Hyspecs chief executive Richard Krebs recalls. “Craig was the ideal person for the job.”
Mr Kemp completed his National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1994, and then started working as a trainee project engineer for a privately owned hydraulic company in South Africa, progressing to become project manager before moving to New Zealand in 2003. After three years working for a corporate hydraulic company in Auckland, he joined Hyspecs.
“With our staff of highly proficient hydraulic engineers like Craig, Hyspecs is able to offer customers a complete system solution,” Mr Krebs says.
“To ensure that our customers’ expectations are met, all projects go through a design review process before a final proposal is presented to the customer. The types of projects that we have worked on are varied, ranging from simple hydraulic power units to large marine systems for controlling A-frames, deck winches and cranes.”
Hyspecs expansion into Australia in 2010 has been very successful, garnering some very large and technically challenging hydraulic system solutions projects.
“We designed and supplied the hydraulics for cranes that are being installed at the LNG Gorgon project in Western Australia,” Mr Krebs says. “Shortly after that project we started work on supplying hydraulic power units and associated equipment for Middle East power generating plants. These custom designed power units are used to drive diverter doors that weigh up to 14 tonnes and we needed to meet very specific fail-safe criteria. So far we have successfully completed 21 units and have established a very strong relationship with our client.
“Within the Hyspecs group we are able to offer the complete package including manifolds from Hytech and installation and commissioning by our service and engineering departments.”
No wonder Mr Kemp and his team relish the challenges project work Hyspecs has to offer.
“I am confident with Hyspecs’ approach to hydraulic engineering projects, and look forward to implementing more projects in New Zealand and internationally,” Mr Kemp says.