Meet the INCITIAS Team
Holger Kelle – Managing Director
In our first edition of our Meet the Team series, we speak with Holger Kelle, one of INCITIAS’ founders and the Managing Director. Founded the business in 2015, with Bastiaan Scheepers. After working in the industry for nearly two decades, Holger saw the need for a company to provide integrated solutions, with a holistic vision of project solutions. Adopting a systems engineering approach to project development.
‘With INCITIAS we sought to create a team of highly effectual and knowledgeable staff without the bureaucracy and red tape of larger organisations,’ Holger says. Beyond business management, Holger is involved in day-to-day consulting activities, project work and business development.
Holger holds a Bachelor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Bremen University, with post-graduate studies in Data Analysis at Humboldt University, Berlin. Holger trained academically in Germany, working at shipyards in Finland and Germany. While growing up near the North Sea in Germany, Holger was fascinated with ships from an early age. Impressed with their sheer size and complexity. This led to a ‘respect for the microcosm involved in shipbuilding. Encapsulating every engineering discipline to turn an idea into reality.’ Holger explains, ‘This still represents my favourite part of my job; working with clients around the world, within a multidisciplinary team producing creative solutions with new, constantly changing, and challenging technologies!’
After moving to Australia with his wife in 2002, Holger started his Australian career in Australian Defence shipbuilding. Moving to the energy industry, with a focus on floating production systems. Holger’s career has allowed him to work in more than 28 countries to assist with developing energy import and export facilities, mostly for LNG and a range of alternative fuels such as Ammonia and Hydrogen.
‘Establishing an exceptional multi-disciplinary team is something we have worked hard to foster. We have a fantastic team of incredibly smart people whose company I thoroughly enjoy’ Holger remarked. ‘With our involvement on the CEDAR project in British Columbia, Canada, we were able to showcase our best abilities, with the innovative technology development by our multi-disciplinary team,’ Holger continued, ‘the project required us to develop a nearshore mooring for an FLNG facility able to survive a 9m Tsunami and provide the ability to transfer 120MW of Power from shore reliably.’
While thoroughly enjoying his responsibilities as a director, his consulting services and business development, Holger also enjoys downtime with his family, reading David Baldacci novels to relax or walking the dogs along his favourite beach at Inverloch. Holger enjoys the Cohen brother movies, particularly No Country for Old Men and attending concerts, of which Melbourne has no shortage.
To explore more of Holger’s career, please see his LinkedIn profile.
You can contact us to discuss how INCITIAS can assist with your project requirements.
INCITIAS Services and Original Products are supported by in-house team of engineers and designers:
Naval Architecture services:
Process Engineering services:
Mechanical and Marine Engineering services:
Safety and Risk Engineering services:
Structural Engineering services:
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering services:
Subsea Engineering services:
FPSO External Riser turret mooring
Mooring Handling LIFTING BEAM GENERAL ASSEMBLY Original Equipment
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FPSO Bow Extension 3D modelling
Our clients find our experience invaluable during FPSO decommissioning planning and execution, using the INCITIAS teams’ ability to assess the most suitable strategy, based on the project and local authority’s requirements. Our team has extensive experience in the design and installation of FPSO mooring systems, risers and umbilicals.
We can support the client decommissioning plan with the following services:
Examples of typical deliverables for FPSO Decommissioning are:
Single Point Mooring system
Independent Verification Design
Working together with INCITIAS, clients can obtain objective evidence of asset compliance with project requirements.
With our independent verification design process, INCITIAS applies an efficient risk-based assessment method to prioritise critical elements of the asset.
An INCITIAS comprehensive review can include:
We work together with our clients to ensure the appropriate level of review is carried out.
Operations & Maintenance Support
INCITIAS combines our Engineering expertise with real world Operations and Maintenance experience. We support our clients with O&M development and management activities including:
Integrated Owner’s Engineering Services
We support Owners with engineering, technical, and project management expertise across LNG, marine, and vessel conversion projects. Our clients can minimise risk and maximise opportunities earlier in project execution, with INCITIAS Owner’s engineering services.
INCITIAS can provide integrated owner’s engineering services for onshore and offshore projects from a client office, site location or remotely from our offices in Melbourne.
Typical services are:
Indicative deliverables are:
We can be as involved as you require. From specialist resources who consultant on specific aspects of your project, to the provision of a fully integrated Owners team.
At INCITIAS we develop tailor-made delivery solutions to match your project’s execution strategy and risk profile. Offering a full range of alternative delivery methods enables us to deliver the most effective project outcomes for you.
CLP Jetty Installation during the daytime
INCITIAS offers integrated technical and commercial advisory services to assist clients advance their projects and provide support for their decision-making process. Clients can reduce risk and maximise opportunities by accessing our team of advisory specialists’ wealth of experience.
Typical advisory services are:
INCITIAS techno-commercial advisory services aligns commercial drivers with feasible and proven technical solutions. Our team’s experience includes facility selection, financial assessment, contracting strategies, construction management and project operations. Assisting clients meet their business objectives using our capabilities to provide insights and solutions.
Indicative deliverables are: