A Navy seaman is the latest student to be accepted for a coveted internship in the Design & Engineering Department at Scanel HQ. Able Seaman Christian Andersen is studying maritime engineering at MARTEC, the maritime and polytechnic education centre in Frederikshavn.
A proud Scanel tradition was continued when electrical apprentice Rasmus Repo Kjærgaard completed his 3½-year apprenticeship and was immediately hired as our newest fully-qualified marine electrician. Rasmus was presented with his apprenticeship graduation certificate and signed his employment contract at the same ceremony at Scanel headquarters in Frederikshavn.
[Photos used by kind permission of Eshcol Fishing Company and Karstensens Skibsværft]
At Scanel, we know where we're heading together - Scanel's strategy plan, management evaluation and environmental reports are available to all employees worldwide. We just put our knowledge to the test with a company-wide quiz based on these documents.
QHSE Manager Sanna Lambers drew the winners - congratulations to Carsten Emil Nielsen (Electrician, Frederikshavn) who won an event gift voucher and Hanne Christmann (HSE Coordinator, Aalborg) who won a DAB radio.
We are pleased to announce that Scanel is now a Zenitel Maritime Certified Integrator. We are now authorised to design, install, service, repair and test Zenitel communication solutions including Motorola and Vingtor Stentofon PA and communication systems. Our well-travelled team of electronic technicians is pleased to have added Zenitel certification to their global portfolio of solutions for the wind, oil, gas and marine industries.
Congratulations to the first team to graduate from a certified, third-level Communications course that has been introduced to the Scanel career programme. 13 colleagues from various departments at our Esbjerg, Frederikshavn and Skagen sites have just passed their final exam with honours. Three more teams will take the same course later this year.
We’re honoured to report that Scanel's customer satisfaction rating for the first half of this year is 100%. The rating is based on written surveys of technical staff at nine customers immediately after we completed projects for them. Well done to everyone in Scanel’s electronic, electrical & electromechanical departments whose great work makes a 100% satisfaction rating possible.
Our QHSE department has just calculated the latest statistics for Scanel Offshore work. From the first Scanel offshore assignment in 2008 to date, Scanel staff have worked a total of 422,000 hours offshore.
QHSE keeps a careful record of Offshore LTI/LTA – time lost to incident or accident. Out of 422,000 hours to date, the total number of working hours lost = 0.
Well done to all our colleagues on offshore oil, gas and wind energy projects on maintaining that remarkable safety record.
"Living up North is cool - and building ships is cool." We agree with our talented colleague Lene Nielsen, one of the stars of a new campaign to attract even more talented staff and their families to Northern Jutland - the 'top of Denmark'.
Together with other employers in the region, Scanel International is supporting the Municipality of Frederikshavn's 'Move North' recruitment campaign. 60,000 people of 117 nationalities live in the thriving Frederikshavn region. It includes Frederikshavn Town and the fishing port of Skagen, where Scanel has sites.
A welder in our Service Department at the Orskov Group shipyard in Frederikshavn, Lene is one of three local stars of the recruitment campaign - for more on the advantages of living and working up North, see her in the Move North video and visit the Move North website.
We’re pleased to confirm that Scanel has just passed an IECEx audit with flying colours. Independent auditors from Nemko carried out the IECEx audit in our Electromechanical Department and Workshop in Frederikshavn. There were no non-conformities. All standards and regulations were met. Scanel retains, therefore, its certification to work with Ex motors that are certified for use in explosive atmospheres.
Scanel equipment already complies, of course, with the European ATEX directive. On behalf of our customers, we choose also to meet the strict requirements for the additional, voluntary international IECEx certificate. Well done to everyone in the Electromechanical Department on completing yet another successful audit.
Due to high levels of activity, our job-bank is open for new applications. We expect to hire more electricians and more welders in the near future - we are interested in hearing from skilled, service-minded candidates. To apply, register now in the Scanel job-bank here.
Scanel's Design & Engineering team and Marine Projects team are proud to be putting the finishing touches to a major installation on the Alondra at Karstensen's Shipyard in Skagen, Denmark.
The Alondra has been converted from a container ship to a livestock carrier. To ensure the most humane livestock conditions possible, shipowners Corral Lines specified higher ventilation, light and back-up requirements than required even by the strictest international regulations.
We are proud to be a part of this precision installation, which is due for delivery soon.
Photos by Thomas Lauritsen, leader of the on-site Marine Projects team, and used with kind permission of Karstenens’ Shipyard and Corral Line.
Scanel is all geared up for a festive weekend when more than 100 customers and business partners join us at the Scanel VIP event at Classic Race Aarhus.
The award-winning Classic Race festival promises to be spectacular, with more than 300 racing cars ranging from the 1930s to classic Formula One. There will also be lots of special activities and entertainment throughout the festival on Saturday (20th) and Sunday (21st).
More than 40,000 guests are expected to attend. 100 of those guests are our invited guests in the Scanel VIP marquee which has the best viewing spot on the whole track. We are pleased that so many of our business friends have accepted our invitation - we look forward to welcoming them all to a unique and lively event.