The new VONK office in Brunei is now open for business!

Thanks to Nurul , our new  Bruneian VONK Team member,  for decorating the office with some pictures from the long history of VONK in Brunei.

VONK has been delivering successful projects in Brunei for over 30 years and it was great to look back and appreciate our past successes.

Looking to the future, we are energized to grow further while working with our Bruneian clients to deliver quality solutions safely and on time.

We are extremely proud to currently be working together with both BLNG and BSP on multiple projects.

Danny Pastoor and Sander Bosch have successfully completed the training and examination for Functional Safety Engineer (FS Eng), certified by TÜV Rheinland.

VONK has a long history in designing, building and maintaining Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS).  From the early days using trip amplifiers and relays to the latest programmable systems. Although systems, standards and regulations have evolved, VONK has always been focused on delivering a high quality product, ensuring the safety of people, environment and client’s assets. VONK is independent of any OEM, enabling VONK to deliver the best suited solution for the client’s needs.

Danny and Sander will, together with the other certified FS engineers within VONK, continue delivering and maintaining the optimal Safety Instrumented Systems for our clients.

Dutch based VONK will deliver the first XL type Helix Turbine to its launching customer at the North. The largest Dutch based oil and gas producer agreed to integrate this model in the next to be greened offshore production facility at the North Sea. The turbine is robust and able to withstand windspeeds up to 50 m/sec. The turbine starts generating power at 2m/s windspeed and runs nearly silent (35 dBA @ 10m/s). It operates 360°, without tracking and allow helicopter operation while in service. The Powertrain is a single IP68 housing that include the generator, gearbox, net inverter and mechanical brake. The brake kicks in for safety reasons at windforce 9. The turbines can be installed both on or alongside the topside. The unit is more robust and compared with venturi and small blade turbines capable to coop with fast changing wind direction as for instance at the North Sea. The current turbine will be installed in safe area and the process of having it suitable for ATEX zone 2 will commence soon. VONK has established a cooperation with the German based supplier of the turbine. Please feel free to contact VONK if you need any further information.

Vonk secured a contract for the delivery of a fourth offshore off-grid Hybrid Power Solution for our clients facilities at the North Sea.

The contract is part of the NAM’s offshore decomplexing program that ‘greens’ its offshore facilities and reduces its operational expenses by minimizing diesel consumption for power generation and reducing the maintenance intervals to once a year based on walk-to-work vessel operation instead of Heli flights. It will be the first of such installation to be constructed at the Dutch shelf at the North Sea.

The contract comprises the design, manufacturing, onshore testing and commissioning of a system that consist of a solar farm, 3kW helix type turbine, a single back-up generator, a power distribution and -management system as well as a battery storage unit. The system will be completed with marine navaid system as well as a PACO module.

The offshore installation is scheduled for the first half of 2020.

We are proud to announce that Basrah Gas Company Iraq has awarded VONK to Design, Build and Deliver several fully equipped Containerised Test Workshop units.

The Containerised Test Workshops will be facilitated with, among others, Instrument Air Compressors and High Quality Calibration Test Equipment.

It is expected that the first Containerised Test Workshop units are delivered early 2020.

Wehaya and VONK are proud to announce that after the required registration processes the cooperation between VONK and Wehaya in Malaysia is growing further.

Wehaya is a well known supplier of the International and local Oil & Gas Companies in Malaysia. Wehaya is highly respected for it’s Instrumentation, Electrical and Metering services. The provision of specialized products and services in the oil and gas industry is the core competence of Wehaya. In our cooperation VONK will bring expertise on complex C&A upgrades, engineering and delivery of electrical substations and our world-renowned Hybrid Power Solution making use of green energy to power the Oil and Gas offshore platforms. Please refer to the movie in which one of our customers explains the benefits of the VONK HPS system: https://youtu.be/tyQEjCX1Qmo

In attached photograph from left to right, Mr. Mac Davies, Executive Director, Jurgen Tollner, Operations Manager Asia VONK, Wat Unchard, Managing Director Wehaya, Patrick Bekel, Sales Director Vonk, Hii Changwu, Project Manager Wehaya.

Shell Nigeria (SPDC) and Emerson visited VONK last week to discuss and finalize the new PCD-IT structure together to perform the DCS upgrade.

VONK has retrieved the actual information from the existing systems and has done the detailed design till commissioning on site for the new systems.

VONK is responsible for the PCD/IT rejuvenation of this complex project. Our client SPDC has multiple gas gathering stations to deliver gas to the NLNG plant on Bonny Island. The gas gathering stations are being controlled by a Distributed Control System. The various DCS systems are outdated and need to be upgraded without stopping the plant production.

VONK has started building annunciator panels for a client in Pernis.

This will serve the purpose of alarming the operator of any disturbances in the facility and let them confirm and clear alarms.

Engineering for these panels has been done inhouse and one of our foreign partners is commencing the build.

Together with our client we use remote video inspection to preform the factory acceptance testing.

PAS Contract: first commissioning crews returning home.

The first commissioning teams are returning home after a period of surveys and repair activities on the BGC assets in the Basrah area in Iraq. After a preparation period the VONK commissioning team did receive the right visa, permits and Oil field passes to commence the works on the BGC assets. The various site assessments to improve the Control & Automation and Instrumentation systems on the numerous BGC assets have been completed well. The first systems were commissioned successfully.

In 2017 VONK started the BLUEWATER project.

The whole project consisted of an overhaul of the ship called Aoka Mizu, Japanese for blue water. This ship was a FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading). 

The scope for VONK consisted initially of maintenance and modifications on the electrical system. During the project the expertise of VONK was appreciated a lot and the complexity was more difficult than initially foreseen by our client. VONK had the right test equipment and manpower to do a lot of additional tests and backups on the electrical safety protection systems. We were also invited to carry out additional tests with the presence of DNV GL, the company responsible to certify the ship to be able to sail out. Additional documentation was also done to fill the need of DNV GL to achieve certification of the ship. 

At this moment the ship is at sea and is connected to the oil field successfully.