Ipswich: Engineering consultant RVA secures work on three continents

RVA managing director Richard Vann

RVA managing director Richard Vann - Credit: Archant

ENGINEERING consultancy RVA Group is celebrating after securing three new projects, on three different continents.

In the last six weeks, the Ipswich-based firm has won work from clients in Canada, Singapore and the Netherlands, in addition to a number of ongoing projects in the UK and mainland Europe.

With a resident project management role on the five month contract in Canada, RVA is set to supervise the dismantling of a petrochemical plant for resale, relocation and reassembly in Eurasia.

Other RVA engineering experts are on two large chemical sites in Singapore and the Netherlands to support a client in managing the dismantling of redundant assets that are intertwined with operational plant and services.

Managing director Richard Vann said: “Projects of this nature are the very reason that RVA was established back in 1992, and international growth has long been part of our carefully planned expansion strategy.

“As our reputation has grown and our relationships with multinational blue-chip clients have developed, we have steadily secured more overseas work.

“These three new projects represent an exceptional achievement for the company and they are a testament to the capabilities and results of our team,” added Mr Vann.

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However, the type of work carried out by RVA is not for the fainthearted. “We quickly have to acclimatise ourselves to varied local requirements to ensure legislative and environmental compliance,” said Mr Vann.

“There can sometimes be language barriers and time zones present challenges too, when we need to communicate with colleagues on the other side of the world. Indeed with the current geographical spread, we can have colleagues separated by almost a whole day.”

In essence, however, the company’s approach is the same where ever it is working. “We develop knowledge-based partnerships whether we’re working in the North East of the UK, or the Far East of the world,” said Mr Vann.

“Our aim is to develop totally safe, environmentally sound and cost-effective regimes wherever we may be, and we will devise bespoke team structures and on-site methodologies to best tackle the challenges that any project poses.”