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Descon Participates in Annual Technical Symposium 2019

November 29,2019

Descon’s Oil & Gas Business Unit, PDIL, participated in one of the biggest Technical Conference in Pakistan - Annual Technical Symposium 2019 which caters to the Exploration & Production sector. The two day mega event was organized by Society of Petroleum Engineers and Pakistan Association of Petroleum Geoscientists with participation from 30 companies and over 2000 delegates. This year the theme of the conference was “Unconventional & Offshore Resources - The Game Changers.

PDIL exhibited its portfolio of services to the Oil & Gas sector showcasing its successful Gas Processing EPC projects in the country. Honorable Special Assistant to Prime Minister - Ministry of Energy Petroleum Division, Mr. Nadeem Babar also visited PDIL’s pavilion at the venue and addressed the conference. Speaking at the occasion, he emphasized the importance of adding more reserves and announced that Shale Gas exploration activities would start from next month which remained untapped till date.

PDIL was praised for the efforts in developing and strengthening its presence in the Oil & Gas sector and was awarded with a shield on the occasion by Mr. Nadeem Babar - Special Assistant to Prime Minister - Ministry of Energy Petroleum Division.”

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Descon Launches L2G (Learn To Grow) Initiative

November 21,2019

The Manufacturing Division at Descon Engineering Limited recently launched the L2G (Learn To Grow) mascot in its quarterly Townhall. The activity was led by Mr. Taimur Saeed, President-Manufacturing Division, who stated at the occasion, “Descon strongly believes that its people are its priority and it takes pride to invest in their technical and leadership capability development. So keeping the same baton in hand, we are proud to launch the L2G initiative.”

Under the ambit of L2G, Subject Matter Experts of different technical departments will conduct a series of Tech Talks in the division for developing the employees’ cross functional technical capabilities in order to strengthen Descon’s future leaders talent pipeline.

The initiative is based on the Global Development Thumb Rule of 70:20:10. This is a commonly used formula within the development stream to describe the optimal sources of learning by successful managers. It holds that individuals obtain 70 percent of their knowledge from job-related experiences, 20 percent from interactions with others, and 10 percent from formal educational events.

The participants will be expected to go through the set curriculum, take tests, quizzes, practicals and simulations, eventually being eligible to be internally certified in different technical streams.

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DPS Maintains Certification Status in 3 ISO Standards

November 14,2019

Descon Power Solutions (Pvt.) Limited gives paramount importance to QEHS and is proud to have cleared its 2nd surveillance audit on IMS standards (ISO 9001, OSHAS 18001 &ISO14001) on November 1, 2019. The audit was conducted by SGS Pakistan(Pvt.) Limited, a world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

ISO 9001 provides framework for sustainable service quality, OHSAS 18001 outlines requirements for occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system so as to enable organizations to control their OH&S risks and improve their performance, and  ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Asad Ahmad, Head QEHS said, “we are committed to ensure compliance of our processes with requirements of the ISO standards to further our aim to satisfy our customers.”

Descon continues to invest in process improvement in pursuit of its aim to remain Partners in Progress for its esteemed customers.

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Descon Participated in ADIPEC 2019

November 14,2019

Descon participated in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2019 which took place from November 11th – 14th. Every year ADIPEC brings together companies & decision makers who shape the future of the oil and gas industry through dialogue and knowledge transfer.

This year’s ADIPEC offered visitors a hands-on experience of the modern oil & gas industry trends and hosted series of exciting highlights where buyers met suppliers, visitors met global trade professionals, delegates met industry leaders, and exhibitors met prospective clients.

More than 2200 companies from across 29 countries participated in ADIPEC. The event was full of energy, innovation and strategic discussions.

Furthermore, a special area was designated for Young ADIPEC, where experts gave an overview of the AI trends to young students. This initiative will help prepare the next generation of Oil & Gas workers to deal with an industry increasingly affected by artificial intelligence.

Descon used this opportunity to further strengthen its presence in the UAE and showcase the exemplary work it continues to do here.

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Descon Oxychem Arranges Vaccination Clinic At Premises

November 08,2019

Descon Oxychem (DOL) arranged a free vaccination clinic for Hepatitis immunization at its premises in collaboration with Chughtai Labs. Viral Hepatitis affects millions of people across the globe & poses a serious threat to human health. Current statistics reflect that it affects more than 12 million people in Pakistan.

DOL partnered with some of the leading companies of Pakistan (including Ferozsons Laboratories Limited, Abbott Pakistan, Atlas Honda, Packages Limited, Pepsico Pakistan, Nestle Pakistan) to form Corporate Coalition For Viral Hepatitis Elimination in Pakistan (CCVHEP) on Wednesday July 17, 2019. Under this agreement, DOL aims to improve awareness, screening, and linkage-to-care for viral hepatitis and ensure a work environment that is free from any discrimination for those with the disease. DOL has stepped forward to fully support this cause and commits to do its part in paving way to a healthier Pakistan.

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Descon Bags O&M Services Extension Contract From 2 Leading Wind Power Companies

November 05,2019

Descon Power Solutions (DPS) has recently signed Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Agreement with Gul Ahmed Wind Power Limited and Metro Power Company Limited for extension in its O&M Services. Both the companies own and operate 50MW each of wind power plants in the wind corridor of Jhimpir, Sindh. DPS has previously successfully completed the O&M services for both clients during the warranty period.

The scope includes provision of eight years of O&M services for electrical balance of the plants and other allied services.

This extension speaks volumes about the meticulous on-ground performance of DPS and of a new level of customer satisfaction.

Syed Arfeen Khalid, CEO DPS said at the occasion, “I am extremely pleased that two of our very worthy customers have chosen Descon Power Solutions as their long term Operations & Maintenance (O&M) service provider for their wind power plants. Descon had the proud privilege of being associated with both Gul Ahmed Wind Power Limited and Metro Power Company Limited, not only as an EPC contractor for the projects, but also as a service provider during the Warranty period and were able to contribute our share towards the successful operation of the plants. This will further consolidate Descon Power Solutions’ position as a leading O&M services company for the wind sector. We look forward to being a solid partner and commit to provide our best services to both the companies and wish them a very successful future”.

DPS is one of the market leaders in the O&M sector of Pakistan, currently maintaining thirteen different power plants with a cumulative capacity of about 1300 MW. Wind power plants constitute the second largest component of its portfolio with total plant capacity of 300 MW. DPS brings to its clients, a proven track record and industry experience, through the wide range of power plants in its O&M portfolio and affiliations with world renowned equipment manufacturers. DPS ensures seamless transition of a power plant into the O&M phase maximizing plant availability from the very onset. Asset Integrity Management is another hallmark of DPS’s O&M services, maximizing plant equipment life and ultimately ensuring clients return on their investments.

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Descon Organizes Its First Ever Vendors Exhibition

October 29,2019

Descon organized “Partners Connect” for its Safety vendors on October 29, 2019 at the Descon Headquarters, to recognize the contributions of Descon’s business partners, introduce them to wider organization and to give them a holistic view of the company’s future strategy. The idea was to look for opportunities where Descon and its partners can develop and succeed together in the coming years. Speaking at the event, Mr. Yasir Sheikh, CFO Descon Engineering, shared the company’s vision on building long-term partnerships and on-boarding opportunities available with the company in HSE consumables. Moreover, he gave a detailed presentation on the company’s Whistleblowing Policy and how the management wants to ensure a Corruption-Free Environment at Descon.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Nadeem Bajwa, CEO Descon Engineering presented Descon and its businesses to its business partners. Mr. Ijaz Ali Khan, member of the Board of Directors, was requested to share his vision on Safety with the audience.

The event proved to be an excellent opportunity to have the business partners meet with Descon’s senior management including various members of the Board of Directors. This platform gave a chance to the vendors to display their products, capabilities, brochures and posters to the organization.

Descon plans to organize similar events for its business partners from other fields and work towards a sustainable long term relationship with them.

Descon Engineering Limited is a multinational engineering company renowned for its quality, safety and on-time delivery of projects and products. It specializes in design engineering, manufacturing, construction, maintenance, automation & control. Descon operates in diverse sectors such as Oil & Gas, Cement, Power, Hydro Power, Water, Fertilizer, Renewable Energy, Industrial and Chemical/Petrochemicals.

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Descon participates in 53rd Annual PSST Convention

October 22,2019

Lahore – Descon Manufacturing and EPC Divisions took part in the 53rd Annual Pakistan Society of Sugar Technologists (PSST) Convention 2019. The event took place at the Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore on the 22nd and 23rd October, 2019.

PSST is a fraternity of sugar-related professionals working in sugar mills, allied industries, commercial organizations and research institutions. PSST is actively involved in bringing together subject experts and supplier partners to share knowledge and raise awareness on the latest technologies and equipment available in the market.

The convention was an opportunity for various companies to showcase their products and services portfolio. Descon participated as exhibitors and displayed their expertise in providing boilers & other manufacturing equipment, as well as, EPC services for co-generation of plants to the sugar industry with numerous projects executed over the years.

Naeem ur Rashid, Chief Strategy Officer Descon said about the event, “This convention was an excellent setting for us to highlight Descon’s many successes in executing such projects. More than that, we were able to network with fellow industry professionals and thought leaders to discuss new developments and potential business opportunities for the future.”

Descon is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Pakistan operating three business lines; engineering, power and chemicals. Descon is also actively engaged in fulfilling corporate social responsibility through various initiatives.

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Descon and HDEC Sign MoU

October 14,2019

Descon Engineering and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company Ltd. (HDEC) signed an MoU on Sunday October 13th, 2019. Both companies look forward to work together and explore business opportunities as strategic partners in the international construction market, with special focus on the UAE.

Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company Ltd. is a major construction company of South Korea. Its core capabilities span civil engineering, architecture, plant, power, offshore and nuclear power stations.

Descon Engineering Limited is a multinational engineering company renowned for its quality, safety and on-time delivery of projects and products. It specializes in design engineering, manufacturing, construction, maintenance, automation & control. Descon operates in diverse sectors such as Oil & Gas, Cement, Power, Hydro Power, Water, Fertilizer, Renewable Energy, Industrial and Chemical/Petrochemicals.

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Descon Awarded Project by ANOC

October 07,2019

Descon Engineering FZE Hamriyah has been awarded Chemical Injection Skids for BAB Integrated Facilities project by ADNOC Abu Dhabi, UAE. This award is in recognition of the successful execution of the recent Cladded Vessels project for same client. ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers and a primary catalyst for Abu Dhabi’s GDP. Congratulations to the Hamriyah Manufacturing Business Development & Proposal teams for achieving this award, and wish project management and execution teams best of luck in achieving client satisfaction for future orders.

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Descon Bags Project from Koch Glitsch - USA

October 04,2019

Descon Manufacturing Hamriyah workshop has been awarded after-sales services contract of Column Internals Revamp by Koch Glitsch for one of their installed units in Saudi Arabia. Koch Glitsch of USA is the original equipment manufacturer of columns. This initiative is in line with the Division’s strategy of growing after-sales business geographically in collaboration with OEMs. 
Execution of the project will be in collaboration with Olayan Descon as a subcontractor.

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LETTER OF APPRECIATION BY WASA, LAHORE

October 02,2019

Mr. Muhammad Yousaf, Deputy Managing Director WASA, LDA recently acknowledged and appreciated Descon Automation & Control (DAC) for successful completion of the “Supply of Installation of Bulk Flow Meters at Source of Bottling Plants under WASA Lahore Jurisdiction” project. He stated that this was a challenging task, considering the ambitious timelines given by the Honorable Supreme Court, but appreciated DAC team’s professionalism, dedication and exemplary performance in meeting the deadlines and completing the project successfully.

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Descon Participates in IEEEP Fair 2019

October 02,2019

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of Pakistan (IEEEP) organized its 10th Industrial Fair from October 1st - 3rd 2019. This fair is one of the biggest Electronics and Electrical Engineering Industrial Exhibition in Pakistan, show-casing a large collection of industrial merchandise and service products. Each year the IEEEP Fair provides greater opportunities for companies, both local and foreign, to pick up the latest trends and gain access to the newest, cutting-edge products in the industry. Descon also took part in IEEEP as a Gold Sponsor to showcase its capabilities in E&I and Automation & Control segments to diversified clients.

Detailed coverage of the event is available at https://www.facebook.com/IEEEPFair/

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Pakistan Renewable Energy Summit 2019

September 27,2019

Descon (Descon Engineering & Descon Power Solutions) attended the Pakistan Renewable Energy Summit 2019 on September 26, 2019 in Islamabad. The platform brought together globally renowned companies and speakers to Pakistan to share global lessons learned, innovative technology applications, financing mechanisms and best practices. One of the goals of the summit was to create awareness of the global momentum for renewable energy to advocate for competitive renewable energy market in Pakistan. In particular, this conference intended to inform the public sector about private sector needs to develop renewable energy in Pakistan.

Having already established footing in Renewable Energy sector, Descon is actively involved in exploring better, innovative ways to address energy access challenges in Pakistan. 

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Qatar Petroleum Presents Appreciation Certificate to Descon

September 25,2019

Descon Engineering Qatar LLC, Maintenance Division has been awarded with the “Certificate of Appreciation” by Qatar Petroleum for maintaining Descon MIC laydown area clean and green as per QP standards.

 Qatar Petroleum had organized “KEEP MIC CLEAN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN” & visited all MIC 13 subcontractor laydown areas and finally declared DESCON as the winner.

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QAFAC Appreciates Descon for Its Excellent Safety Practices

September 25,2019

Qatar Fuel Additives Company (QAFAC) has recently presented an appreciation certificate to Qatar Business Unit, Maintenance Division for its excellent safety practices.

Descon aims to make HSE performance a key indicator of organizational excellence by integrating HSE into the company’s business processes thereby sustaining growth, complying social obligations, protecting human loss and the environment.

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Descon to participate in IEEEP Fair 2019

September 24,2019

Descon is set to participate in the IEEEP Fair 2019 as a Gold sponsor.

The exhibition will show-case a large collection of industrial merchandise and service products. Many foreign exhibitors utilize this platform to launch their products in the region. It provides greater opportunities for companies, both local and foreign, to pick up the latest trends and gain access to the newest, cutting-edge products in the industry. The fair facilitates companies to engage in joint ventures exchanging technology and information.

We are excited to be part of the biggest Electronics and Electrical Engineering Industrial Exhibition in Pakistan. You are kindly invited to visit the Descon stall at:


Expo Center, Karachi

Hall# 2
October 1-3, 2019

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Descon to participate in ADIPEC 2019

September 12,2019

Descon is set to participate in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2019 which will take place from November 11th – 14th. Every year ADIPEC brings together companies & decision makers who shape the future of the oil and gas industry through dialogue and knowledge transfer. 


This year’s ADIPEC will host series of exciting highlights where buyers will meet suppliers, visitors will meet global trade professionals, delegates will meet industry leaders, and exhibitors will meet prospective clients. More than 2200 companies from across 29 countries have confirmed their participation in ADIPEC so far. 


We are excited to be part of the world’s most important oil & gas event. You are kindly invited to visit the Descon stall at:


ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER (ADNEC)
Hall# 5
Stall no. 5210
More details about the event are available at https://www.adipec.com/

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Creating A Hub of Open Communication

August 28,2019

CEO Communication Session by DEL

Open Communication is a core value of Descon and our CEO Communication Session is a key part of our overall strategy to promote an environment of open communication.

Descon Engineering Limited (Pakistan) conducted a CEO Communication Session, bringing together key stakeholders of the company. The gathering was a testament to the fact that Descon truly believes in open communication between all tiers. The CEO, Mr. Nadeem Bajwa shared each division's performance with their respective teams, with the intent to take them on-board with where we, as a team, stand against our set goals for last year and how, together, we can set new targets for ourselves and the company for the coming year. Additionally, the CEO encouraged everyone to live the company's vision, be more accountable and promote a system of self-governance.

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Descon Independence Day Celebrations

August 28,2019

Descon recently celebrated the Independence Day of Pakistan with patriotic zeal. As a global organization that has its roots in Pakistan and credits this country for its identity and success, Descon celebrated the occasion with much fervor.   

The celebrations took place across various Descon locations and included activities like cake cutting, flag hoisting, short addresses and singing national songs. Furthermore, staying true to its core philosophy of being “Partners in Progress”, a tree plantation drive was also conducted to commemorate the occasion with an aim to make Pakistan clean and green.

Descon also held the events in their global locations where its employees of many different nationalities and backgrounds came together to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.

Descon is a multinational company headquartered in Pakistan with interests in the power, chemical and engineering industries, with allied interests in inspection and testing. It is also actively involved in fulfilling corporate social responsibility through a number of initiatives including educating underprivileged youth, and improving their livelihood through the Descon Technical Institute.

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Because Descon Believes That Long Association Deserves Recognition

August 28,2019

Descon Engineering Limited organized a Long Service Award (LSA) Ceremony to honor those employees who had completed their milestone years with the company. The substantial contribution made by the employees has earned Descon the respect it enjoys today. These LSAs are organized annually to celebrate, recognize and appreciate the loyalty and dedication of its employees.

The Ceremony commenced with an address from the CEO, Mr. Nadeem Bajwa, followed by distribution of certificates and token giveaways. The ceremony was attended by many fellow colleagues, who joined in to support their peers and friends.

As a progressive and responsible business entity, Descon believes in appreciating the commitment and passion of its people and such initiatives are a testament to the fact that the Company values its employees.

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DTI maintains its certification status of ISO 9001:2015

July 25,2019

Satisfied with the Management System of Descon Technical Institute (DTI), the Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS – UK Branch has renewed the company’s status of ISO 9001:2015

DTI’s systems were found to be in accordance with the requirements of the stated standard. DTI is proud of its performance and is committed to deliver the highest quality possible in all that it does.

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Descon Qatar Awarded Safety Excellence Award by Chevron Phillips

July 24,2019

Descon Engineering Qatar LLC, Maintenance Division has been awarded the “Chevron Phillips Contractor Safety Excellence Award” by Qatar Chemical Company Limited (QChem) on the successful and safe completion of year 2017. Chevron Phillips and Qatar Petroleum are the major shareholders in Qchem.

The Turnaround and Project teams performed their tasks to perfection. This award would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the teams.

We congratulate the entire QBU Maintenance Team, especially Mesaieed zone, on safe and successful completion of all jobs in Qchem .

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Descon Makes A Breakthrough in SEEF Limited

July 24,2019

Qatar Business Unit, Maintenance Division, has been awarded with call-off contract for Maintenance Manpower Support for three (3) years by SEEF Limited. The scope of work includes supply of various technical crafts on continuous and call-off basis for routine maintenance work and during shutdown.

This award has been a result of effective strategic estimation, clarifications, meetings and proactive negotiation. We hope that Descon will set an example in operational excellence by delivering quality services with safety, that will further pave a way for future business opportunities and become a reliable partner of SEEF Limited.

Congratulations to the QBU’s Management Team for their tireless efforts in winning this contract. We wish them the best of luck for the successful completion of the project.
 

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Getting There: Road Construction Project Awarded To Descon

July 21,2019

Descon’s Construction Division has been awarded with construction of approximately a 2.1 Km new road from Chenki to Pioneer Cement Limited Plant Line-3. The scope of work entails supply of material, construction of road and installation of solar street lights. Though the competition was neck-to-neck, the Construction Division Pak-BU worked tirelessly to win the bid.

Descon Construction Division has evolved into a multifaceted organization that provides the state of the art construction facilities. With almost four decades of experience, it provides solutions to a host of clients worldwide.

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Descon to Brighten DHA Multan

July 18,2019

Descon’s Construction Division has been awarded the Street Lighting Works of DHA-Multan. The scope of work entails supply, installation, testing and commissioning of road lights, MV/LV cables, distribution panels, pad-mounted transformers and associated civil works.

In spite of the tough competition and post bid challenges, Descon did not leave any stone unturned to win this project. With this project, Descon aims to target upcoming opportunities of power distribution system in DHA Multan.

Kudos to the Construction Division’s E&I team and wishing them luck on safe and successful completion of this project.

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Descon Automation and Control Conducts “Partners in Safety” Event

April 30,2019

Descon Automation and Control department along with its Principal, MSA conducted a “Partners in Safety” event on the 23rd at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad.

The event highlighted Descon’s Automation capabilities along with the new advances in technology for flame and gas detection systems by MSA General Monitors. The attendees were from various organizations based in Islamabad and its surrounding cities.

The “Partner’s in Safety” event focused on educating customers about ways of lowering the overall cost of ownership of their fire and gas detection system. The attendees were shown how they could take advantage of the latest technology to do so and the increased level of safety this provided for both their plant and their personnel.

Aafiah Khan Head Descon Automation & Control said about the event, “At Descon, we highly value workplace safety and are always looking for ways to share our insights and learnings with other industry leaders and professionals. As a leading organization, we know that it is up to us to continue raising the standards of Health & Safety in our industry.”

Descon Engineering Limited is an integrated engineering services and manufacturing company operating internationally to deliver client-specific solutions for projects related to the Energy, Infrastructure and Process industry.

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Descon Celebrates Annual Descon Family Day

February 20,2019

Descon invited employees and families to celebrate Annual Descon Family Gala at Ayub Stadium on Sunday 17 February 2019.

The day-long event was arranged by Descon as a chance for their employees and their families to mingle and interact among each other. The activities at the Gala included Cricket, Tug-of-War, Races and a Lucky Draw among others. Descon also presented Long Service Awards to a number of employees as part of the day’s celebrations.

Speaking about the occasion, Ahsan Qureshi, CHRO Descon Engineering said, “Our Annual Family Gala is a real highlight of our calendar and one of the events our employees look forward to most. With a relaxed atmosphere and entertainment for all ages, there is plenty to do and gives everyone the opportunity to get to know each other better.”

Other entertainment at the Gala included Magic Shows, Puppet Shows, Clowns, Face Painting, and Jumping Castles.

Arfeen Khalid CEO DPS added, “It’s very important for us that Descon employees develop a strong bond with each other and the organization. Events like our Annual Family Gala are a great way for us to encourage this. Not only does it allow us to engage with each other outside of work, it’s also just a great day out with our families.”

Descon is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Pakistan operating three business lines; engineering, power and chemicals. Descon is also actively engaged in fulfilling corporate social responsibility through various initiatives.

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Descon celebrates 41st Founder`s Day

December 04,2018

Lahore - Descon celebrated their 41st Founders Day to commemorate another year of success as one of Pakistan’s most successful enterprises.

The evening was a chance for the company to show their appreciation for the efforts of Descon’s employees around the world. As part of the event, Descon presented Long Service Awards to various employees in recognition of their dedication to the company.

Speaking about the event, Faisal Dawood CEO Descon Engineering said, “Founder’s Day is more than just an anniversary of Descon, it is an opportunity for us to engage with the employees and honour their hard work and commitment. In this way we not only recognize the great work they have done, we also motivate them for the coming year.”

Hosted by actor and musician Ahmad Ali Butt, the celebrations included performances by British-Punjabi sensation RDB and a comedy hour featuring a number of renowned Pakistani comedians. Additionally, a tree planting activity was also carried out to reflect on Descon’s ongoing commitment to their Corporate Social Responsibility.

Imran Qureshi CEO Descon Oxychem Limited said “I am always amazed by the fantastic work of our Descon personnel. Their dedication and commitment is what has made all of this possible. This event is a way for us to show them how much we value them."

Descon is a multinational company, headquartered in Pakistan, with diverse interests in the power, chemical, engineering and construction industries, with allied interests in inspection and testing. They are also actively involved in fulfilling corporate social responsibility through a number of initiatives including educating underprivileged youth, and improving their livelihood through the Descon Technical Institute.

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Descon Annual Charity Bake Sale

October 17,2018

Descon’s Annual Charity Bake Sale took place on the 17th of October 2018, across all operational locations within Pakistan. The one day event drew a great response with over 700 Descon employees participating in the Bake Sale at Descon Headquarters in Lahore.

As a strong believer in providing for the welfare of the community in which it operates and being a socially responsible corporate entity, Descon organized the event to raise funds for the Akhuwat Foundation.

The Akhuwat Foundation is an organization that aims to alleviate poverty by providing interest-free loans to the poverty-stricken so they can start a business and become self-reliable.

In line with their belief in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Descon encourages their employees to take part in CSR, giving a chance for them to contribute towards their society. This also helps to foster a positivity in employees as they see the good that they are accomplishing with their organization for their community.

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Descon Expands Operations into South Africa

August 21,2018

Descon has recently acquired 26% of shares in Plant Design and Project Services (PDPS). PDPS is a South African company providing a comprehensive range of technical, engineering, maintenance and project management services to the power generation, chemical and petrochemical industries.

With the purchase of the shares the PDPS Board will now include two Descon nominees.

Descon and PDPS had successfully completed a project at a Sasol Limited facility in Secunda, South Africa prior to this acquisition, in which 75 Descon personnel were involved.

Speaking of the acquisition, Mr. Faisal Dawood, CEO Descon Engineering Limited said, “Our association with PDPS is the culmination of two years of strategy and effort to enter into the African market. This is an exciting new chapter for us and we are looking forward to continuing our growth. We will bring the same excellent service quality that we are renowned for to our interests here in South Africa.”

Descon Engineering is planning to increase their shareholding in PDPS to 49% and their management intends to visit South Africa later in the year to explore further opportunities in the region.

Anwar Ul Haq, President Maintenance Division, Descon Engineering further added that this acquisition was aligned with their vision to expand Descon’s global presence. “Our belief is that by expanding our services on the world stage, we will not only benefit from a greater market reach but also from the learnings that will be acquired in these new markets.”

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Descon celebrates Independence Day of Pakistan

August 14,2018

Descon held their annual events to commemorate the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan.

The celebrations took place across all Descon locations, which included ongoing project sites. The participants took part in a number of activities that included cutting cakes, hoisting the flag and singing the national anthem.

Speaking on the occasion, Adnan Bakhtiar, Division President Infrastructure said, “As a proud Pakistani, I would like to take the opportunity on this great occasion to share my hope that in the coming years and decades, we remain steadfastly Partners in Progress to the growth of our great nation.”

As a multinational company, Descon also held the festivities in their global locations where their employees of many different nationalities and backgrounds came together to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.

Additionally, Abdul Sohail, Company Secretary stated, “The success of a nation is built on the backs of its citizens. As an indigenous organization that has developed alongside Pakistan, we will continue to persevere in our endeavors to make Pakistan proud.”

Descon is a multinational company headquartered in Pakistan with interests in the power, chemical and engineering industries, with allied interests in inspection and testing. They are also actively involved in fulfilling corporate social responsibility through a number of initiatives including educating underprivileged youth, and improving their livelihood through the Descon Technical Institute.

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FFC Energy Limited Extends Contract with Descon Power Solutions

July 12,2018

Descon Power Solutions (DPS) successfully completed Operations & Maintenance (O&M) project with FFC Energy Limited (FFCEL). The successful completion of the five year contract led to the O&M contract being extended by three additional years.

This was the first O&M project in the wind sector for DPS and brought with it significant new challenges. The smooth execution of this project helped DPS acquire additional projects including FWEL-I, FWEL-II, Metro, Gul Ahmed, Yunus Energy Limited; having Nordex turbines and Hartford Alternate Energy having GE turbines.

The successful completion of the initial five year contract was attributed by Waseem Qazi, CEO Descon Power Solutions, to the relentless efforts put in by the DPS team. “I am very pleased with the way my team has performed in going beyond FFCEL’s satisfaction, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and safety for which Descon Power Solutions is renowned.” he added.

Descon Power Solutions is one of the market leaders in the O&M sector of Pakistan, currently managing fourteen different sites and has an excellent track record of operating and maintaining Thermal, Wind, Reciprocating Engines and Bagasse based power plants. The plants in their O&M portfolio consistently achieve world-class performance in EHS and availability. Further FFCEL & DPS are jointly exploring avenues of mutual interest in the wind sector.

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Annual CEO Communication Session takes place across Descon

May 18,2018

Descon Engineering, a premier EPC company in Pakistan conducted their Bi - Annual CEO Communications sessions to further their foundation of trust and open communication. These sessions were carried out across all Descon operations in Pakistan and overseas.

Carried out in March & May, the event was opened by Ahsan Qureshi, CHRO who further passed it on to CEO. Speaking on the current situation and future plans of Descon, the intention was to keep all the employees aware of the progress made in the last year.

Awareness on filters of Talent Assessment Program (TAP), a biennial activity conducted to assess the leadership potential of current employees was also included in the event where the CEO talked about the 9-box grid and Descon Talent Management Process (DTMP).

The 9-box grid is a succession planning and employee development tool used in the Talent Assessment Program in the form of a grid that places employees in different boxes based on their performance and potential

As part of this discussion, the process of identifying TAPPERs, employees who make it to the 9-box grid based on meeting several internally defined assessment criteria, was also discussed.

Mr. Ahsan Qureshi shared his views and stated that, “We are fully committed to the flow of open and honest communications across all levels of our organization. We want our employees to know where we stand and what the future holds for Descon. The CEO Communication sessions play an integral part in making this possible.”

These sessions also included the recognition and appreciation of those who had exhibited key behaviors of Descon’s core values. Employees were also given a platform to voice questions, which were personally addressed by the CEO and Leadership Team.

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Altern Energy & Descon Power hold Annual Function

April 30,2018

Altern Energy Limited (AEL) and Descon Power Solutions (DPS) held their Annual Employee Function on the 25th of April 2018, with all employees at the Altern Energy plant in Fateh Jang.

In attendance for the event were the Senior Management Team from the Head Office, including the CEO, Head HR, DGM Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Wind & Solar, Head Quality, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety (QEHS), among others.

The event began with presentations from the plant team on both improvement plans for the plant and the QEHS activities held there during the past year followed by lunch.

After lunch, a number of activities took place between the teams in attendance. These included a friendly cricket match between the AEL and DPS Head Office Teams and a tug of war competition between the Operations & Maintenance Teams.

The event concluded with a prize distribution ceremony, musical evening and dinner. The purpose of the event was to reinforce organization’s culture and deepen the staff’s ties to both the company and each other while removing barriers between the various departments and teams.

“Our success was made possible solely thanks to the responsibilities shouldered by our team members in upholding our reputation for excellence. This event is our way of both thanking them and celebrating their achievements over the past year, even as we look ahead to taking on and overcoming the challenges of the coming year,” said Waseem Qazi, CEO DPS.

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Descon Oxychem Announces Expansion Plan

April 27,2018

Descon Oxychem Limited (DOL) has recently undertaken a decision to increase the production capacity of their existing Hydrogen Peroxide (HP) manufacturing facility located in Lahore. Since starting production in December 2008, DOL has grown rapidly, becoming Pakistan's market leader in HP and currently the largest manufacturer of HP in the country; supplying consistently to its customers in many industries including textile, food, beverages and mining.

HP producers in Pakistan contribute approximately USD 24 million per annum in foreign exchange savings. Savings in foreign exchange will increase as DOLs new capacity comes on line. Keeping in mind the future market demand, the Company has decided to increase production capacity by 25%, ensuring that supply grows with the demand pattern of the industries the Company serves.

DOL's name plate capacity at their Lahore facility at the time of commencement of production was  84 Metric Tons (MT) per day.  Subsequently the Company was able to debottleneck the plant and improve the chemistry that lead to the increase in capacity to 94 MT/day.  After completing the announced expansion, DOL will be able to increase their plant's production capacity to 120 MT/day.

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Descon organizes Annual Blood Drive

April 25,2018

Descon’s Annual Blood Drive took place on the 24th of April 2018, at their Lahore & Karachi offices and facilities, simultaneously. The one day event drew a great response and was attended by over 100 Descon employees from every level of the organization.

A strong believer in community service and being a socially responsible corporate entity, Descon collaborated with the Sundas and Fatmid Foundations for the occasion. The two Foundations provide voluntary blood transfusion services to needy patients suffering from chronic blood disorders requiring blood or blood component therapy in Pakistan.

In line with their belief in corporate social responsibility, Descon’s employees have been actively participating in these blood donation campaigns since 2013, a testament of their commitment towards saving the lives of those suffering from chronic blood related ailments.

Talking on the occasion, Ahsan Qureshi, CHRO Descon Engineering said, “In Pakistan, there are countless cases of patients battling blood related illnesses. Our Annual Blood Drive serves as an excellent example of our commitment and passion, at every level of the organization, for helping our community.”

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ENTRY INTO SOUTH AFRICA

September 25,2017

In line with Descon’s vision to expand its global presence, for the last two years Descon was working on its strategy to enter into Africa. Today, the effective implementation of that strategy has culminated into Descon’s association with Plant Design and Project Services (PDPS) - a company providing a comprehensive range of technical, engineering, maintenance and project management services.

 As a result of this alliance, Descon and PDPS have recently completed the successful shutdown at SASOL’s facility in Secunda, South Africa. 75 of Descon’s manpower who were on ground for this project have returned back to Pakistan last week. The management intends to visit South Africa later in the year to explore further opportunities in the region with PDPS.

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DESCON AWARDED PROJECT BY MEPCO

May 04,2017

Descon Engineering has been awarded with 2 No. 132 KV AIS Grid Station Projects on turnkey basis from Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO). Descon’s E&I business line’s grid station segment will be further strengthened by the addition of these projects, a milestone aligned with the Management’s strategy.

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DESCON AWARDED CONSTRUCTION WORKS BY MAPLE LEAF CEMENT

May 04,2017

Descon Engineering has been awarded the Civil, Mechanical & Electrical construction works of Maple Leaf Cement Plant Line – 3, having a 7000 TPD capacity at Iskanderabad, which is one of the largest capacity cement plants in Pakistan.

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DESCON AWARDED PROJECT BY DHA

May 04,2017

Descon Engineering has been awarded with the construction of Defence Housing Authority Lahore’s 132KV AIS grid stations for Phases 8 & 9.

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DESCON AUTOMATION & CONTROL FORMED

May 03,2017

Descon Engineering Limited has formed Descon Automation & Control Business Unit fulfill the automation, control and optimization needs of the Industry both locally and abroad. Then vision of the business is to not only be the Center of Excellence in the Automation domain but to also be an Industry leader in providing value added services that sit both above and  alongside the automation systems.
 

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DESCON SIGNS MOU WITH CHINA GEZHOUBA GROUP NO 3 ENGINEERING COMPANY

May 03,2017

On 19th April 2017, Descon Engineering signed a MoU with China Gezhouba Group No 3 Engineering Company Limited in Islamabad. China Gezhouba Group No. 3 Engineering Company is part of China Gezhouba Group Company Limited (CGGC), one of the largest groups of China in the engineering and construction industry with significant experience in building large dams, roads, bridges and mega hydropower projects in China and overseas. The partnership aims to enhance Descon’s possibilities in collaborating with China Gezhouba on major HPP projects that they have been awarded.