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AFECO gains NIC EIC accreditation

Building on a the development of our electrical engineering and installation capability and expertise, AFECO has successfully gained accreditation by the NICEIC.

NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) provides assessment and certification services for contractors involved in electrical work and regulates the training and work of electrical enterprises in the UK. The NICEIC is one of several providers given Government approval to offer Competent Person Schemes to oversee electrical work within the electrical industry.

AFECO has been growing and developing their electrical engineering capability throughout 2017 and becoming an NICEIC approved contractor demonstrates the success of this growth. As part of the approval process, NICEIC assessors reviewed a sample of AFECO’s installation work, the Company’s premises, documentations, equipment and the competence of key supervisory staff. This assessment will be carried out on a regular basis going forward to ensure compliance is maintained. AFECO are now able to offer a complete electrical engineering service, from design through to installation, testing, commissioning and certification.

 

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AFECO is a dynamic, specialist engineering services and solutions provider focussed on servicing the immediate and future needs of the water, marine and energy sectors. AFECO offer a comprehensive range of professional services, solutions and products, based on a strong core expertise of process, chemical, mechanical, electrical and ICA engineering. With services ranging from the provision of expert consultancy, asset optimisation, concept development, engineering design, site installation and commissioning, AFECO have the skills and experience to provide a complete and integrated project delivery and support service. With a strong focus on robust and appropriate, yet innovative and cost-effective solutions, AFECO have established a reputation of professionalism, efficiency and innovation. AFECO is a subsidiary of EcoGenR8 Limited, a cleantech innovation and development company.

NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. It has been assessing the electrical competence of electricians for nearly sixty years and currently maintains a roll of over 26,000 registered contractors. NICEIC has developed a reputation amongst consumers, specifiers of work and industry for promoting safety, integrity and technical excellence. Contractors undergo a rigorous assessment process, covering a representative sample of their work, their premises, documentation, equipment, and the competence of their key supervisory staff. They are then re-assessed on a regular basis to ensure continued compliance.

Aberporth fire booster pumping station


Client: Damar Group
Location: Aberporth MOD Test Facility
Service division: Engineering
Sector: Water


Damar Group are a multi-disciplined service provider, delivering civil, mechanical and electrical engineering services. AFECO were engaged by Damar to provide support in the design and commissioning of a new fire fighting booster pumping station at Aberporth MOD test facility, a project that was being delivered through Kelda Water.

Kelda Water appointed Damar to design, build and commission the new fire fighting booster station to replace the old existing system that had been serving the MOD facility since the 1920’s. On behalf of Damar, AFECO oversaw the design and procurement of the booster set and assisted in the design of the Motor Control Centre (MCC) and control system, flow metering, surge protection and anti-vortexing plates.

The services provided by AFECO included:

  • Booster pump design
  • MCC design
  • Commissioning documentation
  • Commissioning management
  • Take-over testing

 

 

 

Frome WTW nitrate reduction scheme


Client: Damar Group
Location: Frome WTW, Frome, Somerset
Service division: Engineering
Sector: Water


Damar Group are a multi-disciplined service provider, delivering civil, mechanical and electrical engineering services. AFECO were engaged by Damar to manage the commissioning of a nitrate reduction scheme at Frome Water Treatment Works (WTW) on behalf of Bristol Water.

Bristol Water supply potable water to the region and Frome WTW treats reservoir water prior to distribution but has a historic problem of high nitrate levels entering the reservoir lines. Damar were appointed as Principal Contractor to implement a new nitrate reduction project to monitor the incoming nitrate levels and perform the right level of blending to reduce these levels to below the permitted maximum.

The services provided by AFECO included:

  • Commissioning management
  • Documentation preparation and control
  • Commissioning Plan
  • Commissioning Manual
  • Training
  • Take-over testing