Archive for January, 2011


Non Destructive Testing Services

Monday, January 31st, 2011

RR Projects provide both conventional and advanced NDT for the Life-science, Power, Oil & Gas industries. This service is provided for the work that we perform and on a contracted basis.


  • Visual Examinations
  • Magnetic Particle
  • Dye-Penetrant
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonics


  • TOFD – Time of Flight Diffraction
  • Phased Array Ultrasonics
  • HIC/SOHIC Inspections
  • Corrosion Mapping
  • HTHA – High Temperature Hydrogen Attack
  • Long Range Ultrasonics
  • Eddy Current (Surface & Tube Inspection Services)
  • ACFM – Alternating Current Field Measurement

Welding Inspection Services:

  • Welding Inspectors
  • WQT / WPQT

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Privacy Statement

Friday, January 28th, 2011

RR Projects respects your privacy and is completely committed to protecting it. This Privacy Statement is provided to inform you of our Privacy Policy. Our Web Site is structured so you can visit us on the web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. This statement notice is available to you on every page of this website. All information received by us through email links or enquiries will be treated with complete confidentiality.

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Friday, January 28th, 2011

RR Projects provides expert pre-commissioning/commissioning and supervision services to the power industry. Drawing on our considerable database of lessons-learned and best practices, we are uniquely positioned to assist our clients in achieving a safe, on time and cost-effective plant startup.

Because of our extensive capabilities and sensitivity to clients’ needs, RR Projects is able to tailor its services to facilitate the commissioning of power plant components. We offer a broad range of both front-end and on-site services such as:

  • Commissioning Estimate,
  • Review and Summarize Contract,
  • Program Development,
  • Develop Plans for Major Commissioning Evolutions,
  • On-site Commissioning Management,
  • Develop Commissioning Cost Controls and Reporting,
  • Perform Compliance Gap Analysis,
  • Re-Commissioning evaluating, planning, and executing the restart.

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Friday, January 28th, 2011

Leveraging our know-how and experience with working in highly regulated organisations, in particular for  HPRA /FDA-approved plants, we are in a position to provide teams of qualified operators who understand your requirements and specific procedures (GMP, ISO).

RR Projects can carry out the fabrication of hygienic pipework, installation of hygienic pipework, passivation, radiography, boreoscope & testing of pipework systems to meet the stringent ASME BPE requirements of the Bio-Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical, Health Care & Semi-conductor industries. All our systems are approved to ISO 9001:2015.

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Food & Confectionary

Friday, January 28th, 2011

RR Projects is committed to the needs of safe, high quality food and associated requirements we understand the requirements of climate control and clean-room  technologies.

RR Projects’ central concerns are quality, safety and environmental compliance. All our services are performed within the framework of ISO 9001 and GMP/HACCP certification procedures.

RR Projects offers to a food industry a wide range of services such as:

  • Installation, erection and maintenance services
  • Mechanical/ electrical plant erection
  • Mechanical/ electrical equipment and pipe work fabrication
  • Supply and installation of structural steel work
  • Mechanical welding and repair works, installations

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Friday, January 28th, 2011

RR Projects recognises that the power generation industry is undergoing a substantial change.  It is experiencing significant cost pressures that have an impact on the provision of human resources.  In recognition of this, we liaise with our clients to gain a thorough understanding of their requirements. To this end, we offer a wide range of professional and technical services in the following areas:

  • Construction, installation, erection and maintenance services
  • Power generation assembly
  • Mechanical/ electrical plant erection
  • Mechanical/ electrical equipment and pipe work fabrication
  • Manage and execute shutdowns
  • Mechanical/ electrical maintenance shutdowns
  • Supply and installation of structural steel work
  • Mechanical welding and repair works, installations
  • Commissioning services
  • Engineering services
  • Electrical services/EC&I

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MACCSol Research Project Update

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The MACCSol commercialisation 

On November 28th 2013, the launch of the MACCSol commercialisation was performed by Mr Brian Hayes TD, the Irish Minister of State for Public Service Reform. Also in attendance was Mr Barry Cowen, TD and Ms Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD, accompanied by representatives of the Europe wide development consortium for the project. The event was also attended by many representatives of the power industry to witness technical history being made in Tullamore.

The generation of power using solar radiation, has the potential to provide a significant portion of the EU’s renewable energy targets. A number of large European and international initiatives have targeted vast desert areas of the Middle East and North Africa for the deployment of CSP (concentrated Solar Power).

Solar power generation from these regions has the potential to provide a quarter of the EU’s total renewable energy target by 2020. The European CSP industry has identified the shortage of water to cool the condensers of the CSP plants as being a significant barrier to CSP’s deployment. Efficient and cost effective air cooled condenser technologies are required, as current air cooled condenser technologies are highly inefficient. Through its work in the power industry, RR Projects realised that it had significant expertise to bring to this challenge.

This requirement was recognised in an EU Energy call (FP7-ENERGY-2010-1) under a heading titled “Dry cooling methods for multi-MW sized concentrated solar power plants”. In partnership with The Stokes Institute in the University of Limerick in Ireland, a successful proposal to this call was achieved.

The development of condenser cooling techniques which do not consume water is critical to the success in the emergence of CSP. The adaptation of air cooling methodologies is the most obvious solution to this problem & the main technical objective of the MACCSol project. A Europe-wide consortium was formed to address this challenge and with the support of EU funding, the project has now reached the significant point of being commercialised.

In order to verify the benefits of the technology at an industrial scale, and to demonstrate these benefits to potential customers of the technology, a technology demonstrator has been manufactured by RR Projects in Tullamore. Following FAT, this unit has been installed in an Australian CSP plant near Sidney which is owned and developed by Vast Solar Pty Limited. This is an opportunity for the power sector to witness first hand this development which is set to revolutionise the industry.

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Mechanical & Electrical

Friday, January 28th, 2011

RR Projects delivers services ranging from inspections and minor repairs to the performance of managed turnkey outages.  Staffed with full time project managers and superintendents, RR Projects has earned a reputation for delivering projects safely, on time and within budget.  In addition, RR Projects has the capability to supply all necessary tooling and equipment for a wide variety of jobs.

We work closely with you to ensure execution teams are properly equipped to support a successful project.


RR Projects employs a well-qualified head-office management team headquartered in Tullamore, which is supported by excellent teams based on ongoing projects, and by a wide range of specialist senior consultants.


RR Projects Installation Services division provides you with skilled project supervision, estimating, rigging and tooling. Our experienced on-site team offers you the flexibility to adapt to site requirements and procedures while our corporate base, many of whom have served in the field, ensures that safetyis our top priorities.

As a specialty contractor, RR Projects are committed to the success of your project from the beginning, focusing on the centerline installation of turbines and erection of Air Cooled Condenser & Cooling systems.

Our services include: ACC/Cooling Systems erection, BOP installation, turbine centreline installation, generator and auxiliary installation and piping fabrication.


RR Projects have particular skills and expertise in the fabrication and installation of utility, process and purity pipework systems within the power generation sector.

We work with all grades of carbon steels, alloy steels (including P22 & P91), stainless steels and other non ferrous materials with wall thickness up to 45 mm,

 All the above is done employing either American (ASME BPV Code – Section IX: Welding and Brazing Qualifications) or European welding standards (EN ISO 15614-1 – Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure test – Part 1: Arc and gas welding of steels and arc welding of nickel and nickel alloys). All our welders are qualified either to American (ASME BPV Code – Section IX: Welding and Brazing Qualifications) or European welding standards (EN 287-1 – Qualification test of welders – Fusion welding – Part 1: Steels).

We use a variety of welding processes including GTAW (TIG), SMAW (MMA), GMAW (MIG/MAG) and FCAW (flux-cored wire metal arc welding), etc.

We are a member of The Welding Institute (TWI) and we employ a full time International Welding Engineer with a diploma recognised by International Institute of Welding (IIW).


A properly managed outage performance minimises mistakes and unnecessary expenditure. Our Outage Services team comes equipped with the most talented Project Managers, Superintendents, Safety Specialists, QC Managers, Inspectors and Craft Labourers in the industry. RR Projects also supplies auxiliary crews on an as-needed basis for periodic maintenance and emergency outages.  Our job is to ensure a timely return of your facility to peak performance by integrating our expert personnel and proven processes to minimise downtime and costs.

Our services include: a fast response team, a proven safety record, steam and gas turbine major maintenance, aeroderivative maintenance and repair, specialty welding services and engineered rigging/lift plans.

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Accreditation to ISO 18001:2007

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

RR Projects has gained accreditation to the global standard ISO 18001:2007. This is in recognition of its commitment to providing a Professional Health & Safety Management service in an efficient and enjoyable working environment. The ISO 18001 standard defines a format for a Health & Safety Management system that has clear business objectives and a commitment to continuous improvement. Our objective is a Zero Lost Time metric for all contracts – for all sites. Our EHS system is independently audited by EQA, an internationally recognised Accreditation Service approved certification body.

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Bord Gáis Whitegate Independent Power Plant, Whitegate, Co. Cork, Ireland

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

RR Projects has been involved on this project from the construction commencement in 2008 being contracted to erect and assemble the Air Cooled Condenser (ACC) and the Fin Fan Cooler. The Fin Fan Cooler was installed by our team in less than 2 weeks.

The ACC at this site was manufactured by SPX.  It has 4 streets with 5 fans per street. The work of erecting the ACC was completed and commissioned on schedule.

This project was managed by our most senior site supervisor and two of our mechanical engineers.

We had on site a full time welding engineer was our project manager, where he applied Code section 9, EN ISO 15614 welding standards which ensured the purity of pipe-work systems.

Our project manager whilst managing the everyday running of the project drove our QA policy and procedures. Activities included:

  • Filter House: Mechanical assembly
  • Inlet Duct: Installation
  • Fin Fan Cooler:  Mechanical assembly
  • Air Cooled Condenser:  Mechanical assembly
  • Commissioning Support: Provided 25 personnel to the Project Commissioning manager who assisted in the Pre-commissioning and Start-up of the plant

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RR Projects

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

RR Projects Limited is the parent company whose purpose built corporate offices are at Parsons House, 56 Axis Business Park, Tullamore, Co Offaly, R35K744 in Ireland. Founded to meet the growing mechanical and electrical engineering market in Ireland, the company has expanded to meet the international needs of the Power and Oil & Gas sectors. This came about following the successful delivery of installations in Ireland for multinational organisations, who now engage RR Projects Internationally.

Our corporate headquarters, Parsons House, is named in the memory of Sir Charles Parsons (13 June 1854 – 11 February 1931) who was local engineer, best known for his invention of the steam turbine. The ancestral home of Charles Parsons is at Birr Castle, just 40 Km from RR Projects in Tullamore.  It houses a museum detailing the contribution that the Parsons family have made to the fields of science and engineering, with part of the museum dedicated to the engineering work of Charles Parsons. (In July 2017, A new €2 million radio telescope has been officially turned on at Birr Castle. The Irish Low Frequency Array, or I-LOFAR, is part of a €150 million network of radio telescope stations spread across seven European countries).

Because of our proximity to the Parsons historic home and the business we are in, we felt it appropriate to name our corporate offices in his name.

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

RR Projects Limited (originally R & R Mechanical Limited) was founded in 2002 by our Managing Director, Nigel Reams to meet a growing engineering market in Ireland.  Due to its success, the company quickly expanded to encompass the power and life-science industry needs.

Quality, consistency and dedicated customer orientation are the essential key elements to our success.  Our strong capability lies in our ability to meet the needs of our customer with the most discerning quality while remaining budget conscious.

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RR Projects

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

RR Projects provide a best practice, single source solution to meet electrical & mechanical installation and precision pipework manufacture and installation for the power, oil & gas, food and life science industries.

We take very seriously our responsibility for the performance of all our services. We recognise that close partnering between the client and RR Projects is needed to plan and manage the entire project in order to streamline operations and improve accountability.


RR Projects has accreditation for both ISO 9001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007.

We are certified by TÜV Rheinland to EN 1090-2 & EN ISO 3834-2 for the execution of steel components in compliance with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

RR Projects are members of the Engineering Construction Industry Association (ECIA)

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