New Temporary Building
New temporary building provides more testing space at Wozair.
Wozair has constructed a new temporary building situated in the lower section of the rear yard in Gillingham, following demand for more space after securing a large project. After a competitive tendering process, Warwickshire based Smart Space were appointed to build the temporary facility at the head offices, which now provides additional space for testing large Air Handling Units (AHU’s). AHU’s are designed to provide conditioned air that is filtered, cooled, heated, humidified or dehumidified according to customer requirements. Each unit must go through rigorous testing before it is packed and shipped to the client. Previously, the workshop had capacity for testing only one unit at a time. With the addition of the temporary building multiple units can now be tested simultaneously, resulting in shorter lead times. Wozair are thrilled to have had the option to extend their factory space to meet growing demand. Smart Space designed the 30m x 15m structure which stands 6m tall with a sloped roof providing extra height. The independently owned and British based company employs over 30 staff working closely with their customers to ensure all regulatory standards are met. Wozair initially planned to retain the unit for 3 months to assist with current projects; however, if demand for more space continues this may be extended.read more
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WNE 2018 Spotlight Tour
Wozair took part in the WNE 2018 Spotlight Guided Tours over the course of the 3-day exhibition, showcasing our wide range of products.
Wozair Spotlight Tour at WNE Wozair took part in the WNE Spotlight Guided Tours over the course of the 3-day exhibition, giving Wozair and Veotec the opportunity to showcase their existing products and knowledge to key players in the nuclear industry. During one of these Tours we captured footage of Sales and Marketing Director, Yvan Lavaux, presenting to one such group. We would like to thank all the Spotlight Guided Tour attendees for coming along. If you would like to find out more information about our products and services, please get in touch at email@example.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMx-yMVJGv8read more
Wozair acheive BS EN ISO 14001 certification.
Wozair Limited are pleased to announce that they achieved BS EN ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental) certification in April this year. BS EN ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements and provides a framework for organisations to follow to set up an effective environmental management system (EMS). The certification is relevant to all organisations, regardless of size, location, sector or industry and has many benefits including waste reduction and improved resource efficiency. Wozair already hold BS EN ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) accreditation and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health and Safety) accreditation from the International Organisation for Standardisation and Worldwide Federation of National Standards, so are now delighted to have a third under their belt. Wozair are also planning their transition to BS EN 45001:2018 (Health and Safety) accreditation. This is in addition to their environmental policy which you can find on the website and participation in the governmental ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme promoting healthier journeys and reducing environmental pollution. Wozair are fully committed to protecting, preserving and restoring the Environment and believe that this is vital to their present and future success.read more
BTA for the Jules Horowitz Reactor
Wozair Limited have been selected to manufacture Blast Protection Dampers for the Jules Horowitz Reactor (RHJ) which is currently under construction at Cadarache in Southern France. The RJH is a Material Test Reactor (MTR) named after the 20th century French nuclear scientist Jules Horowitz and is expected to begin operation in 2021. The reactors construction was recommended by ESFRI as a replacement for the European Union’s existing materials testing reactors, which were all built in the 1960’s, and are expected to reach the end of their service lives by 2020. Blast Tube Array (BTA) will be provided for the programme in both single and modular sizes of up to 2440W/1300H and 2500W/1000H. The dampers are located on the MVK and MVL backup networks between the external AHU and between the exhaust fans and external fans. Blast systems will also be included on the fresh air ducting and exhaust of cooling units EIS2. The Wozair BTA is a technical revolution in blast protection, addressing several technical challenges whilst providing improved safety and protection. Years of research and development have resulted in an elegant philosophy to wave attenuation that breaks down the blast overpressure in a static device. The result is a lower pressure drop, no moving parts and maintenance free operational lifetime in an extremely cost-efficient product. Wozair Limited will be providing full documentation in dual-language for the project to meet French standards with definition and follow up folders for quality, traceability and workers qualifications. Documentation for the qualification of the BTA under the project conditions will also be provided. Wozair are thrilled to be a part of the project which is the largest new platform for irradiation experiments in support of Generation II and III reactors, Generation IV technologies, and radioisotope production.read more
New Operations Manager
Wozair are delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick Golding as Operations Manager in June this year at their offices in Gillingham, Kent. Patrick has over 25 years’ experience of leading operations and procurement in successful heavy engineering manufacturing businesses. He will be responsible for managing Wozair Operations including Production, Manufacturing and Group Supply Chain. This is a key position within Wozair as Patrick will be incorporating strategic manufacturing plans and driving improvements and efficiencies in manufacturing processes and Procurement activities. We welcome Patrick to the Wozair team and wish him all the best in his new position.read more
Veotec at Electrify Europe 2018
Electrify Europe is the world’s first event dedicated to the convergence underway between the power generation and transmission & distribution sectors taking place between 19th and 21st June in Vienna, Austria. This year the event welcomes 322 exhibitors and over 11,000 energy professionals over the 3 days, driven by digitalization, decarbonization, decentralization and electrification. It will be a great opportunity for Veotec (part of the Wozair Group) to showcase their existing mist elimination products as well as a range of Wozair Fire Dampers and their Hydro Defence Panel, a cost-effective upgrade or retrofit solution for outdated or failing filtration systems. Other samples on display include the single Stage Separator - trace heated (SE1TH) and other Core Vane products. The Veotec team welcome the opportunity to demonstrate how their systems can improve the quality of intake air for Gas Turbines and other power systems. Improving compressor efficiency prolongs the service life of consumable products such as filters and helping to prevent costly damage caused by intake of water and salt. Visit Veotec Group at booth A-G59 Operating globally, Veotec specialise in the design and fabrication of equipment used in a wide range of industries including Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Marine and Transport, primarily used to protect and extend the life of equipment including diesel and gas turbine engines and HVAC systems in the harshest of conditions.read more
Wozair (USA) Accreditation
Wozair receive Buy American and Buy American accreditation at their USA facility in March this year
Wozair are delighted to have received Buy America and Buy American accreditation in March this year at their USA facility, enabling them to bid and win their first project under this scheme for designing and manufacturing of bespoke heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) components for the Staten Island ferries in New York City. The project consists of manufacturing a range of Fire Dampers, Blast Dampers and Control Dampers for 3 x 320ft vessels. The compliance has created a host of opportunities for the company who also have manufacturing facilities in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, the USA as well as their primary base in the UK. The Buy America Act is the name for a group of domestic content restrictions that attach to specific funds administered by the American Department of Transportation (DOT) and is part of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982. Separate and distinct from the Buy America Act is the Buy American Act, passed in congress in 1933 which only applies to “federal” procurement. It does not apply to DOT funded state/local projects because, while the source of the money for those projects is federal, such purchases are not made directly by the federal government. Both Acts seek to increase transparency and ensure federal agencies prioritise purchase of American-made goods in compliance with the existing law. It enables Wozair to bid for jobs directly on the US government portal. The penalties for non-compliance are serious and include civil or criminal False Claims Act Violations, suspension or debarment. Wozair are currently bidding for a number of exciting projects under the legislation which they are hoping to win and expand their client portfolio.read more
New Marketing Team
Wozair have a new marketing team, who will be responsible for all the companies branding and events. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
Wozair has recently welcomed two new members of staff to their Marketing team based in Gillingham, led by Yvan Lavaux who was appointed Group Director of Sales and Marketing in April this year. Layla Brice has been appointed as Marketing Coordinator, and Gavin Mace has been appointed as Marketing Assistant. Layla has over 6 years’ Marketing experience working on Traditional and Digital Marketing campaigns, and Gavin has over 5 years’ experience in Marketing, specialising in Design and Website Builds. We wish them both all the best in their new positions.read more
WNE’s New Spotlight Feature
The WNE is a major event for key players in the global nuclear energy sector taking place between 26th and 28th June 2018 in Paris Nord – Villepinte, covering new build and construction through operations and maintenance to decommissioning. Over 650 exhibitors representing 28 countries will be attending with an estimated 8,800 visitors and 3,250 business meetings taking place over the three days. The exhibition is a great opportunity for Wozair and Veotec to showcase their existing range of products and knowledge of the nuclear industry, in addition to presenting innovations and developments. With a focus on Dismantling and Decommissioning, Wozair are delighted to have been selected by the dedicated WNE committee to take part in WNE’s new Spotlight feature, giving visitors the opportunity to have a guided tour with the emphasis on the (MFD) Fire Damper which has been used on various projects over the last 17 years. Wozair will be exhibiting several HVAC products including the Blast Tube Array (BTA), Fire Dampers in accordance with the latest European and British standards, Fire Damper Manual System, and the SE1 Atom (Blast Protector and Droplet Separator), all of which have been designed and manufactured using the latest technology to the highest standard. Wozair welcome the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise to potential new customers and business partners during this year’s show. The Spotlight tours can be booked online via the WNE website to all registered delegates attending the show.read more
New Sales and Marketing Director
Wozair are delighted to announce the appointment of Yvan Lavaux as Sales and Marketing Director, an internal promotion in April this year. Yvan has worked for Wozair since 2014 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Industry. Responsible for all Sales activity in Europe, the Americas, Middle East and Africa, in addition Yvan will be responsible for all areas of Marketing at Wozair. Yvan and his team will primarily focus on serving the needs of our customers by maintaining effective relations and identifying new business opportunities with both new and existing customers, whilst liaising with other Group offices on projects that span the Globe. This is a main Wozair Board position that carries the recognition and responsibilities associated with it. Yvan is a welcome addition to the Board and will be working closely with the other Directors to move the business forward and effect change. We wish him all the best in in his new position as Sales and Marketing Director.read more
Wozair to exhibit at SMM
SMM is the leading international event for the Maritime industry offering the opportunity to meet maritime industry's leaders and experts from more than 66 countries all in one place. It is also the ideal platform for showcasing our maritime products and innovations. Come and see us at Hall B5, Booth No.134. We look forward to welcoming you from 4 – 7 September 2018 in Hamburg.read more
Wozair to exhibit at WNE 2018
WNE is the leading event for the global nuclear energy sector. The exhibition offers the opportunity to meet highly-qualified visitors from more than 60 countries. We will be exhibiting our exciting range of Products for the Nuclear Industry, showcasing our technologies and know-how, presenting our innovations, sharing experiences and networking with our peers... Come and see us in the Hall 7, Aisle E, Stand No. 190 https://www.world-nuclear-exhibition.com/en/the-show/read more
To round off a great year for us, Real Business has named Wozair as one of the UK's fastest growing companies in 2016.
realbusiness.co.uk has named Wozair one of the UK's top 100 fastest growing companies in 2016. This is a fantastic recognition of the year we've had. Our expanding manufacturing capability and brand new 83,000 square feet premises, as well as our acquisition of Jet Environmental Systems, have all contributed to this achievement. We look forward to 2017 bringing further exiting challenges and opportunities for growth.read more
The Jet Set
Wozair Acquires Jet Environmental Systems and Jet AHU. Wozair is pleased to announce that the aquisition of Jet Environtmental Systems was completed on the 30th June 2016. Jet Environmental Systems is a successful and well established provider of ventilation systems for large warehouses that require some temperature control for the storage of commodities such as pharmaceutical products. The Jet business is based in Solihull, near Birmingham where there is a 10 strong team of key staff. Jet Environmental designed and installed the HVAC solution for the Imperial War Museum Duxford’s huge 12,400 m² AirSpace. (pictured above) Aquiring Jet Environmental Systems will provide future growth and a greater diversification within the Wozair group. Although Jet’s business is mainly UK based at present, future expansion into Europe and beyond is planned using the existing Wozair offices, agents and distributors.read more
The Yamal LNG project is located deep in the Russian Arctic. A venture undertaken by Novatek, CNPC Total, and Silk Road Fund. Due to the extremly harsh weather conditions experienced in this part of the world. Our equipment has been designed and developed to operate within the extreme conditions on the Yamal peninsula. Being located above the Arctic Circle. A region that is ice-bound for seven to nine months during the year, it's isolated location from all cities and oil and gas infrastructure creates a challenging and complex project. With the facility expected to produce 16.5 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas annually. Wozair Limited are due to supply over 1100 items including FGDs, MFDs and BRDs. With the contract split to give more efficient manufacture time and to meet deadlines.read more
Take It To The Bridge
Talisman Montrose BLP Sets Sail from Heerema Shipyard
According to Talisman Sinopec, the 10,500 tons Montrose BLP topside was loaded on the barge at the Zwijndrecht yard in The Netherlands. Heerema Fabrication Group’s Zwijndrecht yard started the construction of the integrated production Montrose BLP topsides in March 2013. At the time, the topside was planned to be completed for load out in April 2015. The topside is meant for Montrose Area Redevelopment (MAR) project, located in the UK North Sea, where Talisman Sinopec Energy UK is the operator with a working interest of 58.97%, and Marubeni Oil & Gas (U.K.) is its sole partner. MAR is a project that sees the significant modification and expansion of the existing Montrose Area infrastructure including the development of three new fields: Godwin, Cayley and Shaw. The new BLP will be connected to the Montrose Alpha platform – one of the oldest in the North Sea – to provide additional process and plant support facilities.read more
A Moving Experience
Due to continued demand leading to the expansion of the Wozair Group, we are pleased to announce our relocation to new UK Headquarters.
The new premises in Gillingham Business Park are on a 6.5 acre site, incorporating 83,000 ft2 of manufacturing and office space that has undergone extensive renovation to provide a world class facility, designed around the business's needs, that brings all our UK resources under one roof. Since initial occupation at the end of 2014, the office areas have been completely stripped, extended and refurbished to provide double the previous office space including numerous meeting rooms and welfare facilities. The main factory has been streamlined for the manufacture of in-line duct equipment with purpose built press shop with an additional press brake, welding bays with personal jib cranes, pneumatic & electrical assembly area and inspection & test area. The second factory area has been converted specifically for the production of air handling and fan skid units with four 10 tonne overhead gantry cranes installed to allow lifts up to 20 tonne in tandem. Onsite parking has expanded to allow over 100 vehicles in addition to a large secure yard area for logistics. As part of the relocation investment, we have installed a new state of the art 4 kW Bystronic fibre laser and liquid Nitrogen tank that will enable us to perform high quality cutting of stainless up to 12 mm and mild steel up to 25 mm thick. All staff, equipment and machinery is now located at the new site. Access for visitors is via the front entrance off the Grosvenor Road roundabout and deliveries / collections are through the side entrance accessed via Centurion Close. Please note our new address which should be used by all clients and suppliers with immediate effect: Wozair Limited Grosvenor Road Gillingham Business Park Gillingham Kent, ME8 0SA United Kingdom We look forward to welcoming you to see our new facilities!read more