MARINE ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

KER Group at the Irish Skipper Expo Promo

Irish Skipper Expo 2024

As anticipation builds for The Irish Skipper Expo 2024, industry enthusiasts are eagerly counting down the days until this prestigious event. KER Group, a renowned marine engineering specialist, is set to make a significant impact at the expo. KER will showcase their expertise in innovative marine solutions, including RSW systems, Vacuum Pumps, Marine Refrigeration, Marine Electrical, and Fish processing solutions. With an extensive portfolio, KER Group continues to be a trailblazer in the marine engineering sector.

The Irish Skipper Expo 2024 is an enticing trade show with over 140 companies from 15 countries participating, showcasing products from various sectors across the commercial fishing sector. A well-organized event which fosters a great networking environment.

KER Group is poised to contribute to the dynamic community that spans across various sectors within the blue economy. KER will be exhibiting under the Killybegs Marine Cluster on stand no. 67. This promises to be a hub of activity at the UL Sports Arena in Limerick on February 23-24. Attendees can look forward to engaging with industry experts.ย  KER Group extends a warm invitation to all visitors, eager to connect, share knowledge, and forge new partnerships. Be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event as KER Group gears up to make waves in the maritime community. ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข

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KER’s Exciting Job Opportunities

Through continued expansion and growth, our business is seeking more talented individuals with diverse skills to bolster our workforce to meet the ever-changing demands of the current market. KER Group are looking for applicants for the following roles: Senior Lead Refrigeration Engineer andย Senior Lead Electrician with both positions offering an attractive salary package. If you are interested in applying to these roles go to KER’s Career Page or send your CV to careers@ker.ie. Don’t miss this opportunity to join our highly skilled team. Keep an eye on the KER Careers page for all future roles available!

Senior Lead Refrigeration Engineer

Responsibilities

  • Service & maintenance of Freon & Ammonia gas systems.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Must be available to work overtime, weekends and emergency call out as required.

Qualifications

  • National Craft Certificate (Minimum Requirement)
  • FGAS Certificate (Essential)
  • Full clean driverโ€™s license
  • Ammonia license/Training
  • Experience with Freon & Ammonia gas
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written. With an ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Previous experience in marine and/or Electrical systems would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Experience in Team Leading preferred.

Senior Lead Electrician

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team.
  • Experience with PLC & Automation an advantage.
  • Must be available to work overtime, weekends and emergency call out as required.
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written. With an ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Previous experience in marine or industrial electrical systems would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Experience in Team Leading preferred.

Qualifications:ย 

  • Electrical National Craft Certificate or similar (Minimum)
  • Full clean driverโ€™s license

For further description of these career opportunities and more visit https://www.ker.ie/careers/>>>

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Gracie Ava & Betty Bheag work vessels 1

Electrical Works On Aquaculture Workboats Completed

KER recently completed the works on the Seonag M which is a workboat which will be used in aquaculture/salmon farming industry. This was the last of 3 aquaculture workboats which KER were carrying out a project for. The Gracie Ava & Betty Bheag had been completed a few months prior. Below is a list of works that were completed on the boats.
Seonag M
๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐:
โ€ขDesigned/Fitted 2 x 240V AC electrical panels, 1 x 400V AC electrical panel, 3 x 24V DC electrical panels.
โ€ขRemoval of old Perkins 250KVA Generator.
โ€ขSupplied & wired-up new Doosan 130kva electrical generator which is more economical.
โ€ขRemoval of old Vacuum Pump & piping.
โ€ขInstallation of 220V LED floodlights.
โ€ขSupply & Installation of battery boxes.
โ€ขAll necessary cabling & rewiring conducted by KER engineers.
Gracie Ava & Betty Bheag
๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐:
โ€ขCustom Stainless Steel battery boxes constructed by KER & installed with new batteries.
โ€ขNew isolators for batteries.
โ€ขEarth fault panel designed, constructed & installed.
โ€ขNew 210 watt LED floodlights installed.
โ€ขAll float switches checked.
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KER Install Infeed Hopper For Salmon Factory

KER recently installed salmon processing equipment for Kilkeerin Salmon, Galway, Ireland.
๐’๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ: Fitted in Kilkerrin salmon factory last week. The tank’s purpose is to handle large fish like salmon which will be received from tankers via a pinch valve. Tank has a capacity of 22mยณ. Salmon are then taken from the tank via a hopper before being transported onwards for further processing.
๐๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ก ๐•๐š๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž: Works using compressed air to inflate the rubber interior to form a water tight seal. This will stop fish & water flow with a strong focus on protecting fish from damage. This valve can be operated using a KER installed touchscreen.
๐‘๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐•๐š๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž: Automatically returns water to the tanker.
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3 Generations-Celebratory Post

New KER Milestone Achieved!

3 Generations of KER

๐ŸŽ‰ Celebrating a Milestone: Three Generations, One Legacy ๐ŸŒŸ

KER Group marks a momentous occasion in its history, as three generations now proudly represent the company.

The picture attached captures the essence of family and dedication ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ“ธ.

This significant milestone underscores their commitment to a shared legacy, laying a solid foundation for a promising future! ๐ŸŽŠ

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New KER Group Careers Page

KER now have a brand new careers page on their website! This will give the latest updates on currently available jobs for the company. KER is constantly growing and looking for hard working and skilled employees to keep our production running efficiently and smoothly. Have a look at the roles we are currently searching for & see if your profile matches what we are looking for.

KER Careers Page>>>

 

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2 x 275kW Containerised RSW System – 3D View
2 x 275kW Containerised RSW System – Side View
2 x 275kW Containerised RSW System – Top View

New KER Product Offering: Containerised RSW System

The containerised Freon R134a Refrigerated Sea Water system (RSW) is a compact and efficient solution featuring 2 x 275Kw RSW systems. It is designed for fish processing factories to provide chilled water to fish storage tanks. Fit in a 20 ft container which allows the complete system to be housed & secured on site with little disruption to the existing processing plant. The system is suitable for both fresh and seawater setups and has an adjustable set point temperature range, making it a reliable and flexible solution for all your chilling needs.

How this system can benefit you: Compact design, all components enclosed/ Plug & play design/Less set-up time on-site/ No disruption to internal processing facility/ Adjustable temperature set-point range/ Can be moved from site to site.

Take a look at this Case Study featuring this product>>>

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Scottish Skipper Expo 2023 KER promotional poster

Scottish Skipper Expo 2023

The Scottish Skipper Expo is a highly anticipated event in the fishing industry calendar, attracting visitors and exhibitors from all over the world. The Expo, now in its 11th year, is set to take place in the bustling city of Aberdeen in 2023, and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. From new technologies and equipment to the latest in fishing gear, the Expo is the perfect platform for industry professionals to explore, connect and learn.

Among the many exhibitors at the event, KER Group will be exhibiting on stand No: 112 under the Killybegs Marine Cluster. Come visit us on May 12-13 in this year’s venue “P&J Live, Aberdeen”. Showtimes will be running from 10am to 5pm on Friday & 10am to 4pm on Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you all there๐Ÿฅณ

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KER Vacuum Pump system on MFV "Sparkling Star" #1

KER New Vacuum Pump Solution

Do you need a Vacuum Pump Landing System with high volume but do not have the space for it? KER Group have a new offering which doesn’t require as much space and is a more compact and more refined solution. By incorporating the tank into 24″ &ย  14″ stainless steel piping it eradicates the space needed for a vacuum tank with a large cubic volume. This innovative new Vacuum Pump system was designed, manufactured and installed by KER Group into the MFV “Eilean Croine” & MFV “Sparkling Star” new builds completed in Killybegs. It incorporated 2 x Samson Ocean Master 1000’s with the equivalent of a 3000 Litre tank. Full automation package including custom designed PLC and touchscreen. This cutting-edge design is a very effective option for many vessels who previously had issues they could not solve. If this is the solution you require don’t hesitate to contact us today and enquire about our KER Group Vacuum Pump Solutions!!

More about our Vacuum Pump Offering>>>

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