MARINE ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

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KER Group to Exhibit at Aquaculture UK 2024

Introduction

We are thrilled to share exciting news with our community! KER Group, a leading marine engineering specialist based in Killybegs, County Donegal, is gearing up for an extraordinary event. We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at Aquaculture UK 2024, which will take place in the picturesque town of Aviemore, Scotland. As part of the Killybegs Marine Cluster, we are eager to connect with industry peers, showcase our expertise, and explore new opportunities.

Aquaculture UK 2024: What You Need to Know

  • Event Date: May 14-15, 2024
  • LocationAviemore, a charming Scottish town nestled amidst the stunning Cairngorms National Park.
  • VenueMacdonald Aviemore Resort
  • Stand Number67

Why Aquaculture UK?

Aquaculture UK is a bi-annual premier trade show that brings together professionals from the aquaculture sector. With over 200 global companies from manufacturing and service provider backgrounds participating, this event promises a vibrant atmosphere for networking, knowledge exchange, and business development. Whether you’re a seasoned industry expert or a newcomer, Aquaculture UK offers a unique platform to engage with like-minded individuals and stay abreast of the latest trends.

KER Group’s Showcase

At our stand, you’ll discover our range of innovative Aquaculture solutions. Here’s a glimpse of what we’ll be highlighting:

  1. Containerised Water Chilling Systems for Onshore & Onboard: A compact and refined plug-and-play design which provides chilled water for a variety of applications.

  2. Compact Vacuum Pump Systems: Pumping solution which requires less space and maintains a high volume.
  3. Ice Dosing Systems: A solution which provides each individual box of salmon with a predetermined amount of ice. This maintains a consistent quality of ice and reduces spillage and waste.
  4. Hoppers and Conveyors: Stainless steel constructed with a full automation package including a custom-designed PLC touch screen.
  5. Ice Machines: Flake ice and slurry options with both onshore and onboard applications available. KER also provide Ice storage and rake systems.
  6. Pinch Valves: Stop the flow of water and fish by using compressed air to inflate internal rubber. This stainless steel constructed product protects fish from damage and the valve is operated by a KER PLC Screen.
  7. Infeed Hopper and Tank: Its purpose is to handle large fish like salmon which will be received from tankers coming from fish farms via a pinch valve. Once salmon enter the tank they are transported onwards via a hopper for further processing. The tank has a capacity of 22m³.

Connect with Us

We invite you to visit our stand at Aquaculture UK 2024. Let’s discuss your challenges, share insights, and forge meaningful partnerships. Whether you’re interested in technical details, have a problem we can solve, or simply want to say hello, our team will be there to greet you.

The Countdown Begins!

As the days tick down, our excitement grows. Mark your calendars, pack your curiosity, and join us in Aviemore.

For more information about KER Group and our offerings, get in touch with us KER Contact Details. See you at Aquaculture UK 2024! 🌊🐟🚢

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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.  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. 🌊🚢

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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 and 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 driver’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: 

  • Electrical National Craft Certificate or similar (Minimum)
  • Full clean driver’s license

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

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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
𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐝:
•Designed/Fitted 2 x 240V AC electrical panels, 1 x 400V AC electrical panel, 3 x 24V DC electrical panels.
•Removal of old Perkins 250KVA Generator.
•Supplied & wired-up new Doosan 130kva electrical generator which is more economical.
•Removal of old Vacuum Pump & piping.
•Installation of 220V LED floodlights.
•Supply & Installation of battery boxes.
•All necessary cabling & rewiring conducted by KER engineers.
Gracie Ava & Betty Bheag
𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐝:
•Custom Stainless Steel battery boxes constructed by KER & installed with new batteries.
•New isolators for batteries.
•Earth fault panel designed, constructed & installed.
•New 210 watt LED floodlights installed.
•All float switches checked.
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KER Install Infeed Hopper For Salmon Factory

KER Install Infeed Hopper For Salmon Factory

KER recently installed salmon processing equipment for Kilkeerin Salmon, Galway, Ireland.
𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫: 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 22m³. Salmon are then taken from the tank via a hopper before being transported onwards for further processing.
𝐏𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐞: 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.
𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐞: Automatically returns water to the tanker.
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New KER Milestone Achieved!

KER 3 generations🎉Celebrating a Milestone: Three Generations, One Legacy 🌟

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 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦📸.

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

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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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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

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 there🥳

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