Newsletter December 2011

December 2011

Seasons Greetings!

We have just completed our 7th year and are happy to say that our team and capabilities are continuing to grow and we are excited about the opportunities ahead.  

The Mainstream team has developed further over the last six months with the addition of Dr Rene Flachsmann (Mechanical Engineer), David Smith and Antony Twomey (Mechanical Designers/Job Managers), and Tina Mapu (H&S Coordinator Administrator), bringing our team to 14 permanent specialists.  Sadly we farewell Keith Rayment and Rob Jackson both of whom contributed extensively to our team and projects undertaken and we wish them all the best for the future.

Our business capabilities have expanded in recent months and we are now happy to provide additional capacity in Construction, Mechanical design and now Health and Safety Supervision and Planning to ensure the safety of all personnel on all projects.

This year Mainstream Engineering completed over 19,000 hours on clients projects, providing Project Engineering, Mechanical Design and Draughting, Scheduling, Health and Safety Supervision and Business Services. 

Recent Projects

Recovery boiler rebuild and seismic upgrade One of the most significant projects we have been involved with over the last 4+ years is the RB2 Rebuild project at CHH Tasman.  The Mainstream Team have been involved and supporting CHH in the total cycle of this project, supplying Management, Design, Planning/Scheduling, Construction Supervision and Administrative services. Read more…..

Machine guarding - The increased industry focus on machine guarding and compliance with AS4024 has been a large focus of ours over the last 12 months with over 600 significant hazards resolved in some quite challenging situations and environments.  We have been supporting several clients in the management and upgrade of industrial guarding to enable both practical compliance with the standard while maintaining sufficient operability and maintainability of the machine.  We have developed basic standard guarding solutions that are economic to produce and install, yet flexible enough to be adapted to different situations.

NST PM2 hatch coverMainstream were initially engaged to carry out an initial design/layout of an opening mechanism for a 3.5m x 9m hatch cover door. Following this we were asked to complete detail design and supply of construction drawings of the door itself to allow NST staff to arrange its construction and installation.  NST had identified the basics of what they wanted and how they wanted it to work, leaving Mainstream to develop and detail a solution. The door was installed in November with feedback from the engineering and operations teams being very positive. The design was very economic to manufacture by local contractors, “looks the part” and is reliably functional. 

BOPDHB Laundry and Santon Block water heating upgrade – Mainstream were engaged by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and Beca Amec to provide local construction engineering support to a small but important upgrade to Whakatane Hospital Laundry and Santon Block water heating.  The Mainstream team worked with and under Beca project management to provided effective local technical support, construction supervision and commissioning.

Mainstream Engineering closure over the Christmas Period

To give our staff some well-deserved time off, Mainstream Engineering will be closed for normal business at 4pm Friday 23rd December 2011 and re-opening at 8:00 am Monday 9th January 2012.

If you require any assistance or need to contact Mainstream Engineering over the break, please contact Darrin Hawkes on 027 291 1093.

We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We hope you enjoy reading this update, and we look forward to working with you in 2012.

Kind regards

The Mainstream Team