Control Engineering Trading & Contracting (CETC): A Two Decades of Building Excellence

 Shaik-Nasser-Bin-Fahd-Binjassem-Bin-Mohamed-Al-Thani,    ChairmanThe Industrial Construction sector has exhibited strong resilience to the pandemic induced economic slowdown. With nations coming together to discuss cross-border infrastructural developments, global contracting has a bright future and the potential to significantly define construction standards.

Established in the State of Qatar in the year 2001, a Construction and Engineering Service Provider, Control Engineering Trading & Contracting (CETC) (Previously CCTC Qatar) is one such premiere name that offers specialized engineering services for the Onshore/Offshore, Oil & Gas customers and their facilities across and through new horizons of the global commerce. CETC also caters to the Commercial Construction sector in the State of Qatar, encompassing Compliance requirements for Qatar Civil Defense (QCDD), Municipality and Kahramaa Departments. Other comprehensive services include General Contracting Works, EPIC Contracts for MEP, Civil Architectural, ELV Systems, Telecom, Information & Communication Technology(ICT), Security Systems and Integration. We provide full Facilities Services & Property Management, Operation & Maintenance, Interior and Fit out.

With extensive hard work and persistence, CETC now has a long history of providing a high standard port and service for a wide range of disciplines including General Contracting Civil Works,Air-Conditioning, Mechanical & Electrical Works, Firefighting, Fire Alarm Works, Telecommunication, and Contracting & Maintenance. CETC has also evolved from being just a Civil, ELV and MEP Contractor, to expanding its portfolio into facility management. Nevertheless, CETC remains a key player in the Oil & Gas sector having not just tendered several projects but also increased values for the projects.

CETC has the advantage of carrying out Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, Testing & Commissioning(EPIC) contracts all under one roof.

Jehad Karmi, General Manager
In over two decades of experience in engineering and construction, CETC has facilitated various clients, where customer satisfaction and quality of work remains the constant goal. CETC Operates a Quality Management System in accordance with the requirements of ISO. CETC is certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018. The Integrated Management System(IMS) is established to ensure all products and services provided by CETC meet the client's requirements.

“Our business goal is to provide our customers with the highest standard of efficient and professional services at competitive prices, always meeting customers' needs and expectations. We recognize our responsibility to our clients and their trust and confidence is essential to our business. In order to meet this responsibility” asserts the General Manager at CETC, Jehad Karmi.

Till date, CETC has successfully completed more than 70 Specialized Projects in highly critical environments, without any down-time on the customer's operational requirements.

CETC's indepth knowledge of the stringent standards & experience in implementation for the specialized Oil & Gas industry projects, places us in a unique position to customize, Cutcosts and expedite works in exceptionally challenging environments. Besides, CETC is seriously considering to further expand its horizons to cater to a plethora of industries and domains. The firm intends to enter into wider geographies catering to a broader spectrum of verticals with its partners. Civil Defense, Cyber Security, fire fighting are also part of CETC's roadmap.

To mention specifically, CETC's flagship includes Design and Implementation of MEP works for Hazardous Oil & Gas Environments, Industrial Grade Public Address & General Alarm Systems, Fire Alarm and Fire Fighting Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Telecom Systems including Fiber Optic cabling networks, Data & Voice networks, CCTV, Access Control & Gate Barrier Systems.
Demonstrated Expertise
CETC has accomplished and executed some noteworthy and quintessential projects. The firm has carried out an upgrade of Fire Alarm, Fire Fighting & Life Safety Systems for eight Sports clubs, wherein each club consisted of more than 30 buildings and Al Jazeera Medial Network English and Arabic Building. The final objective of the project was to secure Qatar Civil Défense (QCDD) inspection of these facilities and obtain approvals. Most of the buildings were more than 20 years old and the client had no record of drawings. CETC studied all the buildings, prepared drawings, and carried out a gap analysis of the existing building & the QCDD requirements. All missing elements to make the buildings safe were identified and upgraded. Ultimately all the buildings were inspected and approved by QCDD successfully. The project was completed without any cost-overruns and well within the project time line, to the best satisfaction of client.

CETC was also entrusted with the establishment of Emergency Response Control Centre(ERCC) in an existing building

CETC was also entrusted with the establishment of Emergency Response Control Centre (ERCC) in an existing building. The major challenges in this project were to achieve the ergonomic work environment for the operators in case of emergency duties as well as hooking up to live emergency systems. However, at the time of commissioning of the major systems, the dreaded pandemic struck. Consequently, no manufacturer or vendor or supplier was able to visit site and carryout commissioning. CETC improvised and adapted to the changed situation by arranging an online commissioning strategy of live systems, without endangering the client's secure communication network. This was carried out by introducing jump servers enabling the manufacturers to access their systems online.

Ashraf Sharqawi, Business Development Manager

Professionals at Work
CETC engages specialized and dedicated team of engineers and support staff for each project, which enables complete focus on the client's requirements, with key emphasis on absolutely no-disturbance to their ongoing operations. Minimize time delays in repeated cycles of document submissions by ensuring precise document preparations & submissions right from the first go. Customized construction/installation & commissioning strategies to achieve objectives in well defined time lines.

CETC comprises of professionals licensed, experienced, and motivated to responsible and truthful performance. CETC takes pleasure in working as a team to assist clients in every facet of the task at hand. The services offered by CETC are exceptionally qualified by nature of expedience and affordable cost. Through constant study and training, the staff at CETC maintains the highest degree of service and professionalism.

Transformational Future Roadmap
CETC is entering a transformation phase wherein the firm will essentially venture into wider horizons, both, horizontally and vertically. Besides, the firm aims to emerge as a trustable partner for the clients from the commercial sector with reliable solutions in MEP works.”Most of the clients are looking for a good service provider who understands the code compliance requirements with Qatar Civil Defense(QCDD), Municipality and Kahramaa at reasonable prices and one stop solution to Integrated MEP & ELV Systems. We believe we can fill this gap of system integrators and provide complete solution under one roof” opines Karmi.

Facility Management is another area of interest that CETC wishes to engage in. With its demonstrated expertise and experience in the construction industry, CETC is strategically placed to provide best operation and maintenance of specialized services/equipment in addition to general facility management. To conclude, it is only a matter of time, before CETC becomes a Global name in not just general contracting, but a synonym for quality global projects.

Turnkey Projects Demonstrating CETC's Finesse and attention to Quality:
•Refurbishment of Living Quarters(at North Field Alpha)offshore rig, while the Quarters were still occupied and operations were unaffected.
•Installation of CCTV System, Access Control System, Road Barriers and Popup road barriers inside Petroleum Refinery including Civil & Electrical arrangements, While the Refinery was live and routine operations were unaffected.
•Replacement of HVAC units in an unmanned offshore rig, while the rig was continuously operational.
•Construction of Emergency Response Control Center, for Qatar Energy -Ras Laffan at the second floor of an occupied building and hooking up to live systems without affecting the client's routine operations.
•Upgrade of Fire Alarm System & Fire Fighting System in Al Jazeera Media Network while the daily operations remained operational throughout the project.

Values that Guide CETC
•To deal fairly and honestly with clients
•To handle clients requests promptly and professionally
•To exercise tact, patience, and courtesy at all times
•To take personal interest and initiative in solving clients' problem
•To protect clients' right to privacy and confidentiality
•To continuously strive for excellence
•To protect the population's possessions and the Companies' properties
•To safeguard the workers
•To protect the environment