SWA WATER NEWSLETTER MAY 2018

Welcome to our May newsletter.
COMPANY NEWS

ISO 9001

SWA Australia has successfully passed the transition audit from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015.
Which means our clients can be assured that the high quality of our products will continue in the future.

FONTERRA AUSTRALIA

Fonterra is the largest co-operative dairy company in Australia and New Zealand and has awarded the Stanhope, Victoria, 6,000 m3/d waste water treatment plant to SWA Australia. This is due for completion end of 2018.

LEE KUAN KEE SOY SAUCE FACTORY

SWA Water Australia have completed the manufacture of two 60 m3/h DAF units which are now operating in China at the Lee Kuan Kee soy sauce factory. This brings the total of 60 m3/h DAF units to eight which SWA Australia has supplied to this client.

 

This newsletter features:

KHAILASH DHASAN VELAUTHAM
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SWA WATER MALAYSIA

KHAILASH DHASAN VELAUTHAM

Education background:
1. Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering (Hons) 1994.
2. Master of Environmental Engineering 1996.

In 1993 Khailash commenced his apprenticeship with PETRONAS CARIGALI Sdn Bhd. Petronas engages in oil & gas exploration, well drilling, engineering, construction and commissioning of natural gas pipelines.
1994 saw Khailash employed as Project Engineer for Lumut Combined Cycle Power Plant with ABB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (Based in Kuala Lumpur). This office was responsible for being the EPCC contractor for power plants in the Asia/Pacific region. ABB is headquartered in Baden Switzerland.

Khailash’s statement about ABB:
“I felt like I was thrown into deep sea and expected to survive by swimming to shore by myself without the help of a life buoy. Then, when I survived, I realized it was a method of recognition for performers in ABB Power Generation”

Within 2 years (1996) Khailash was promoted to be a Lead Engineer and 1998 saw Khailash promoted to Project Manager Systems.
During his time with ABB he worked on power plant projects in Switzerland, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysia.
Khailash was mainly involved in mechanical process systems.

 

In 1999 ALSTOM POWER purchased ABB and restructuring took place so Khailash took this opportunity to start his own engineering company and MISSION ENGINEERING was created. Mission Engineering became an agent for SEPA Water Australia, the previous company to SWA Water. This proved to be a successful business relationship which continues today.

KHAILASH AND TAMARAI
In 2004 Khailash met TAMARAI SELVI MUTHUSAMY who was an accountant with Price Waterhouse Cooper in Kuala Lumpur.  Tamarai spent the next two years in London with PWC and when she returned to Kuala Lumpur in 2006 Khailash and Tamarai were married.
Tamarai became a director and shareholder of Mission Engineering, a position she still holds today.

THE FORMATION OF SWA WATER MALAYSIA

In 2009 Khailash and John Meyers, Managing Director of SWA Water Australia decided to form a joint venture company which is SWA WATER MALAYSIA SDN BHD.  Mission Engineering and SWA Water Australia are the parent companies of SWA WATER MALAYSIA.
The address of SWA Water Malaysia (SWAM) is: D-2-2 Megan Avenue, 189 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur. Ph. +603 21813889 Fax +603 21613889

Currently SWAM employ 35 full time staff.  On large projects up to 200 people have been employed and as of today on the PETRONAS project 148 are employed. This is a mix of engineers and all the various trades like civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, instruments etc.

PENGERANG DEEP WATER TERMINAL 2 –
THE MOST CHALLENGING PROJECT FOR SWAM

Khailish believes this current project for a Waste Water Treatment Plant for the Pengerang Deep Water Terminal 2 is the largest and most challenging one to date for SWAM. Due to the fact that they had to start from scratch on reclaimed land with a very shallow water table which demanded the highest Oil and Gas safety standards and with the shortest timeline.
More importantly the challenge in identifying the correct and right process to treat the waste water has been a very difficult one. But the challenge has been accepted and this project is on budget and on time.

Khailash believes the economic climate in Malaysia is favourable for more waste water projects especially in the oil and gas field. There are new greenfield projects coming on stream and also many upgrading and rejuvenation projects.

 

CURRENT PROJECT

THE DIALOG/VOPAK/PETRONAS SDN BHD IN MALAYSIA

AERATION TANK JANUARY 2018

AERATION TANK NEAR COMPLETION 

BIO-SETTLING AND SLURRY TANKS MAY 2018

CHEMICAL DOSING BUILDING MAY 2018

EQUALIZATION TANK MAY 2018

Khailash is a very valuable team member and is highly respected by his peers and staff.

We trust you have enjoyed this newsletter and the next one will focus on another member of the SWA group of companies.

Kind Regards,
John Meyers
Sarah Chi
Richard Meyers