I have worked at Petrogas since 1987, I started as assembler and then developed into a draughtsman and commisioning engineer. I was appointed managing director of Petrogas in 2001. Since 2018 fully focussing on our new business Plastic to Chemicals as CTO. In our company everyone is equally important, and there are lots of opportunities for people to develop their career here.
Since May 2018 I have been involved with Petrogas (and its sister company BlueAlp BV) through a consortium of investors. Petrogas is a wonderful company with a track record of 70-year impressive (worldwide) projects in the Oil & Gas industry. This knowledge and experience is used by the company to take a position in the Chemicals and Circular market with the patented knowledge and experience to make plastics circular (Plastic-to-Oil or Plastic-to-Chemicals) . With a lot of support from its (strategic) shareholders, the first factory is being built in Ostend (Belgium). Here we will prove that Petrogas, with its BlueAlp technology, is able to produce an EN590-based diesel product from plastics that cannot be recycled on an industrial scale.
My graduation project at Petrogas contributed to the consortium agreement with Delft University of Technology for research on turning biomass into gas.
I started at Petrogas as a fitter, and have worked here for 19 years now. Initially, I came here for a three-week project and they asked me to stay. Over the last 13 to 14 years I’ve been leading the weld shop. One thing I particularly like is that Petrogas gives people the opportunity to grow and advance. If a job’s available, you’re given the chance to prove yourself. Since 2018 I was asked to be responsible for the whole workshop.
I’ve been at Petrogas for nine years. In my previous job we were making standard machines and every day was the same, so the variety at Petrogas was a great attraction. One of the most enjoyable parts of the job for me is when I’m helping my assemblers on the shop floor: I’m the first line of support if there are any technical issues here.
Taking care and helping others succeed. That is the role you full fill in this area. Together with the team you deliver servicing assistance such as Erection, Commisioning and training. You make sure that the installed system will work efficiently, long term. Every request will be handled by a dedicated team that takes care of the entire process from quotation to order shipment. All our systems are tailor made, from design to installation. Our after-sales service, too, is tailored to our customer specific needs. A lot of flexibility and opportunities for passionated people.
- Our engineers travel all over the world to continue providing the care clients have grown accustomed to during the project phase:
Assistance with or complete transport arrangements and customs clearance
Technical assistance during site erection works
Cold & Hot commissioning
On-site training for operators and maintenance personnel
Process technology engineered by passionate people Petrogas designs and delivers tailor-made processing systems that provide maximum value for our customers in the gas and energy industries. The heart and brains of Petrogas are a team of committed specialists. Working as an process – mechanical PLC or E&I engineer in one of our teams, making sure that our customers’ challenges are solved. We don’t step out until everything works as it should. Explore opportunities to take your career to the next level.
Developing, configuring and optimizing industrial processes from inception through to start up
Work with sophisticated toolset such as HTRI - HYSYS - ASPEN - E-plan - PVelite - Autodesk Inventor - Caesar II - RISA 3D - Siemens S7 -WinCC
Petrogas has a competent welding shop which runs in two shifts and is responsible for qualitative excellent welds for all our type of projects. This means that our welders are qualified for multiple welding procedures for different materials. A good cooperation with the Quality Department ensures that we are in line with the customer specifications during the project. Specifications for each job are set by Quality, and a single project may have several different types of welds – each with different types of material, process voltages, weld temperatures and welding wires. The welds are be inspected visually and depending on the code rules, inspected by the independent in-house supplier and Lloyds. These Non-destructive tests includes X-rays, Hydro testing up to 450 bar, ultrasonic, PMI (Positive Material Identification) and magnetic testing. Everything is traceable and documented including who made each weld, and the process materials and conditions. We can handle pipes and huge pressure vessels. The largest vessel has so far been 4 m across, with a pipe nearly 3 m in diameter. It weighed 25,000 kg, taking two 15-ton cranes to lift. Induction heating was needed to preheat it to a constant 120°C to avoid thermal shock in the 50-mm walls.
Petrogas meets the ISO 3834 quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. For high quality and safety of your Pressure Vessels and Heaters Petrogas acquired U-stamp and R-Stamp certification
International Welding Technologist IWT (EN14731)
Interpretation of Radiographs (EN473 + ASNT-SNT-TC-1A)
Radiographic Testing (EN473 +ASNT-SNT-TC-1A).
All our installations which have been designed and manufactured are built in our assembly shop. Together with your colleagues you prepare an installation for final inspection. Components and piping and frames and constructions are assembled together. Junction boxes are placed and electrical components are connected with wires. The heated section are isolated and tag plates marking our different parts are placed. Control panels are assembled within the cabinet assembly team. The installation is ready for the inspection by the customer and or 3th party. After this successful inspection the installation is released and ready for packing. Currently we have an open vacancy for Senior Electrical Assembler.
Working in 2 shifts
System equipment is skid mounted
Taking care and helping others succeed. That is the role you full fill in this area. Together with the team you support the main business process working in one of these supporting departments Finance, Quality, Purchase, Warehousing. A lot of flexibility and opportunities for passionated people.
- Supportive staff positions:
Finance & Administration
Quality Control & Assurance
You are part of the sales team and will be the Petrogas representative for all different kind of solutions. Drive the business forward with your knowledge about our customers and markets. Together with the salesteam you determine the actions which are needed to help our customer forward.