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Keller UK piling supervisor's Brazil-liant trip to South America

Piling supervisor Rob Chalmers swapped Britain for Brazil to help out Keller colleagues in South America.

He was seconded to work on The Porto de Sergipe Power Plant project in Aracaju, two hours flying time north of São Paulo.

Rob was supervising the installation of 2100+ 600 diameter CFA piles to support gas and steam turbines for client General Electric, in conjunction with Alstrom.

Rob and construction manager Mark Bragg flew out to Brazil In March to offer their expertise to the Brazilian CFA crews on what is a huge project. Mark has now returned to the UK but Rob is due to stay out in Brazil until June.

“It’s been a great experience to work in such a different environment – and the weather’s much better than back home,” said Rob.

“It was a pleasure to be invited to Brazil and assist the Keller guys over here on some technical issues. They showed great enthusiasm and were committed to working long hours in very demanding conditions.

“We had a target to install 1011 piles before the deadline date and met it with four days to spare.

“Everyone played their part in a very successful project and more importantly the client was very pleased, especially with our focus on safety.

“I would like to wish everyone at Keller Brazil every success for the future.”

Keller, with 10,000 staff operating in 40 countries worldwide, often moves its people around to share expertise and widen the experience of their staff.

As well as Rob in Brazil, Keller UK currently has staff working in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Norway and Sweden.


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