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Obelisk Group ZERO Reportable Accidents for 2011
Friday, 20 January 2012 15:31

In 2011 Obelisk Group had ZERO Reportable Accidents.

Obelisk Group are now 18 Months HSA/RIDDOR Reportable Accident Free.

Due to the Employee participation in our ZERO ACCIDENT PLAN we have seen a 12.5 fold increase in Near-Miss Reporting in 2011, this reporting is producing positive results.

Keep submitting Near-Miss reports in 2012. All reports have value and are discussed on a weekly basis with the Managing Director and the Operations Management team.

 
Obelisk Energy at Windaba 2011 (South Africa)
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 14:17

Obelisk Energy exhibits at the South African Wind Energy Association’s 2011 Windaba.

Windaba 2011 is the premier international event on wind energy in South Africa hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association. It took place in Cape Town from the 27-29 September 2011.

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At the event, Justin Burnett (Obelisk’s MD in South Africa) presented Obelisk’s perspectives on “Taking the uncertainty out of wind data”. This was based on Obelisk’s involvement in over 30 wind measurement projects in South Africa, across a variety of different locations (Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Karoo and KwaZulu Natal) and terrains (beach sand, desert, rock etc).

 
Awarded National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS)
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:11

Obelisk Group have been NERS accredited.

Lloyd's Register operate the National Electricity Registration Scheme on behalf of the UK Distribution Network Operators (DNOs). Under the scheme Lloyd's Register perform technical assessment of the Service Providers who elect to be assessed for accreditation for contestable works associated with the installation of electrical connections.

 
Obelisk Wind Farm Opertions feature in PEI publication
Thursday, 23 June 2011 10:35

This month Obelisk's wind farm operations division feature in PEI, Power Engineering International.

The article entitled “Predictive maintenance strategies maximize turbine uptime” is penned by Mark Evans, in his role as Head of Operations & Maintenance at Obelisk. It describes in depth how wind turbine operators can cut costs and raise uptime by moving from a reactive strategy to one where interventions are planned in advance and failures are anticipated through new monitoring technologies.

To read the entire article click here http://www.powergenworldwide.com/index/display/articledisplay/1638775202/articles/power-engineering-international/volume-19/issue-5/features/predictive-maintenance-strategies-maximize-turbine-uptime.html

Mark Evans, Head of Operations & Maintenance has more than20 years of experience of working in the energy, renewable and electrical construction sectors, Evans previously managed operations for power producer Agility Electricity in Queensland and Western Australia. He was also project manager on contracts with Northern Ireland Electricity, Electricity Supply Board and Scottish Power.

Obelisk Group managing director Padraig Brady said, ‘Our operations and maintenance division is a strategic and growing area for us and we are always delighted to discuss our expertise with the industry.’ 

 
Obelisk achieves SAFE Contractor accreditation
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 00:00

Obelisk Group delighted to announce that they are now accrediated with the SAFEcontractor Certificate, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK Contractors.

SAFEcontractor accrediation is expected to enhance the company's ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liabilty policy is up for renewal.

John Kinge, head of Risk at SAFEcontractor said, "Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies".

"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way Obelisk have done. The firm's high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector."

Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.

 
Obelisk Group received the finalist in Renewable Energy Award at the CMG Awards Ceremony.
Thursday, 14 January 2010 00:00

 

Obelisk Group were delighted to be presented with the finalist award. Launched by Commercial Media Group, Ireland’s premier multi-platform media group, the CMG Building and Design Awards 2010 recognised success in the building,

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Obelisk Wins Fibre Installation Contract With BT
Monday, 06 December 2010 00:00

Obelisk Networks (UK) has won a contract with BT to install over 130km of optical fibre cable between parent and child telephone exchanges throughout Northern Ireland. The project involves the installation, splicing and termination of blown fibre cable and is scheduled to be completed by end of December 2010.

This rollout will enable BT, as well as their funding partners in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, to “increase the availability of next generation broadband speeds to 85% of businesses by 2011″. The Obelisk project team are delivering the project on schedule.  Further details of Next Generation Broadband are available at http://www.fasterbroadbandni.com.

 
Obelisk Delivering Telephone Service for BT
Saturday, 18 December 2010 00:00

Obelisk's telecom divison (UK)  have won a contract with BT in Northern Ireland to provide telephone service connections on the BT copper access network. Obelisk teams are working across all parts of Northern Ireland delivering 100 connections per day in accordance with scheduled customer appointments. The work involves jointing at cabinets and Distribution Points on the BT network, installing drop wires to the customer’s premises, internal wiring and fitting of Network Terminating Unit.

 
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