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What we DO

INCITIAS is proud to provide professional services and original equipment to support our Clients within the Energy and Marine industries to develop and execute projects.

Our clients benefit from our advisory, engineering, and project management expertise. It enables us to develop solutions which span from concept to project execution and are unique to the project stakeholders’ requirements. Formed in 2015, INCITIAS focus has been supporting LNG & LPG import and export projects and providing innovative hose reels for floating hoses for the Energy and Resource industry. Recently, INCITIAS has been involved in alternative fuel projects involving hydrogen, ammonia, and carbon sequestration technology development. INCITIAS supports energy transition projects from carbon intensive fuels to reliable and sustainable options with our existing and new Clients.

What we offer

  • Integrated owner engineering team to benefit from INCITIAS experience in project development and execution

  • Project development support from concept to operations

  • Decommissioning engineering and project management

  • Technology integration to reduce project risk by integrating prove technologies

  • Technical leadership in over 50% of the world’s LNG FSU (floating storage units) and FSRU (floating storage regasification units)

  • Technical Due Diligence

  • Engineering services

  • Global experience

  • Hose reel solutions for oil, sulphuric acid and LNG floating hoses

  • Bespoke equipment design, manufacturing, testing, installation, commissioning and after sale service

  • Long-standing and successful partnerships with our clients and suppliers across different projects

  • DNV accredited ISO 9001: 2015 quality management system and ISO45001: OHS management systems 

mission

Creating value for our clients from concept to operations

vision

Advise our clients in the Energy and Marine Industries to unlock value through techno-commercial services and delivery of original products. Attract and retain great people to collaborate with our clients to deliver insight, knowledge and confidence in outcomes.

oUR TEAM

Director

Holger Kelle

Holger Kelle (GAICD, CPEng IEAust, APEC Engineer, MRINA,) is a founder and director of INCITIAS Pty Ltd. He has over 25 years’ industry experience and specialises in technology integration for the energy and marine industry, with key focus in alternative fuels such as LNG, hydrogen and ammonia. Holger is a subject matter expert in the technical and commercial development of nearshore LNG regasification terminals and FSRUs and has been involved with more than 50% of floating LNG terminal projects under development and in operation globally. Holger holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Bremen and post graduate qualifications in Acoustic Data Acquisition from Humboldt University, Berlin and in Marine Surveying from Sussex University (INFORMA). As part of INCITIAS’ management team Holger oversees the general business affairs of INCITIAS and leads the advisory, engineering, and project management services sector.

Director

Bastiaan Scheepers

Bastiaan serves as a director and founder of INCITIAS and holds a Master of Mechanical Engineering from UniPG and an MBA from UofM Melbourne Business School. Throughout his career Bastiaan has worked across technical, project management, commercial and general management roles for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and global engineering and advisory groups in the energy section.

Principal consultant

Paul Duncan

Paul is the marine, hull and LNG regasification integration lead for front-end engineering studies and project developments at INCITIAS.  Employing over 2 decades of experience specialising in FSRU projects and FLNG developments, project management/project engineering across energy and marine industries, Paul brings a wide range of experience to the team including work for an offshore contractor in Malaysia and an oil company in Papua New Guinea. Paul holds a B.Eng (Nav Arch) from the Australian Maritime College and is a Chartered Engineer with MRINA.  As part of the INCITIAS management team, Paul’s responsibilities include delivery of front-end studies, client engagement, support to regional offices and site personnel and business development for advisory services.

Principal consultant

David Miller

David has more than 30 years’ experience in the LNG, Chemical and Oil and Gas processing industry. Working in diverse roles within the Hydrocarbons industry. David’s key strengths lie in strategic analysis and project implementation, process engineering and operations management. David has been responsible for the concept design to commissioning and operation of a range of process plants. With a wealth of experience in senior leadership roles in the engineering services and chemical industry across Australia, South East Asia and North America. David holds a B.ChemEng from Adelaide University and an MBA from UoM, Melbourne Business School. David is part of the INCITIAS’ management team and oversees process engineering, strategic business planning and development, and project execution.

INCITIAS history

2015

Founded in Melbourne by Bastiaan Scheepers and Holger Kelle, leveraging expertise in global engineering consultancy firms and OEM companies.

2017

Secured HK LNG import terminal project

2017

Established Singapore and Hong Kong office HK LNG import terminal
2018

Awarded the EPC contract for sulfuric acid floating hose reel in South America

2019

Designed first LNG subsea pipeline for temporary use on Myanmar LNG import terminal

2019

Registered Patent for Composite IMO- Type-A Cryogenic LNG tank

2021

Business relocation to Alphington offices including workshop to accommodate original equipment product offering and expanding team

Engineering Services

INCITIAS Services and Original Products are supported by in-house team of engineers and designers:

  • Naval architects
  • Process engineers
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  • Safety and risk engineers
  • Structural and civil engineers
  • Electrical and instrumentation engineers
  • Subsea engineers
  • Construction supervisors
 

Naval Architecture services:

  • Hydrodynamic analysis
  • Hydrostatic analysis
  • Offshore and nearshore mooring systems design 
  • Design in accordance with IMO and class requirements

 

Process Engineering services:

  • Cryogenic system engineering for LNG, ethane, LPG, and hydrogen
  • Chemical engineering for olefins, biodiesel, and chemical bulk handling
  • Natural gas networks
  • Fuel systems
  • Jetty topsides for conventional oil and LNG
  • FPSO topsides design
  • Process system commissioning
 

Mechanical and Marine Engineering services:

  • Original equipment and machinery design
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic system design
  • Cryogenic pressure vessel design
  • Piping systems design
  • Package engineering
  • Marine systems integrations
  • Cargo and ballast systems, HVAC, and cooling propulsion solutions
 

Safety and Risk Engineering services:

  • Explosion studies
  • Gas dispersion studies
  • Cooling water dispersion studies
  • QRA, HAZOP and HAZID coordination
 

Structural Engineering services:

  • Marine and offshore structure design
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  • Fatigue studies
  • Asset integrity
 

Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering services:

  • Load lists
  • Shore-to-ship power connections
  • Power system design
  • LV and MV engineering
  • Subsea electrical systems engineering
  • Process and machinery instrumentation design
 

Subsea Engineering services:

  • ROV operations engineering
  • Subsea intervention engineering
  • Subsea pipeline system design
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FPSO External Riser turret mooring

Mooring Handling LIFTING BEAM GENERAL ASSEMBLY Original Equipment

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FPSO Bow Extension 3D modelling

FPSO Decommissioning

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:

 

  • Decommissioning option selection study and recommendation
  • Cost estimate and assessment of cost escalation
  • Contracting strategy options selection and recommendation
  • Integrated owner engineering team
  • Original equipment to unlock value in the decommissioning plan
  • Project management of decommissioning team and sub-contractor

 

Examples of typical deliverables for FPSO Decommissioning are:

 

  • Execution plan and cost estimation
  • Riser, umbilical and mooring disconnection analysis
  • Vessel spread selection and market enquiry
  • Decommissioning story board, tools and resource lists 
  • Design and build of original equipment 
  • ROV campaign support
  • Decommissioning schedule and procedure
  • Request for quotation, bid assessment and recommendation 
  • HAZID and HAZOP

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Hose Reel 3D hybrid render

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:

 

  • Desktop review of design documents
  • Review of HAZID, EIA and QRA findings
  • Risk ranking of asset elements
  • Preparation of review plan
  • Client approval of review plan
  • Execute review plan, including on-site performance verification
  • Issue of certification certificate
 

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:

 

  • Enterprise management system development
  • Organisation structure development and evaluation
  • Systems and procedures development and review, including detailed procedures, permits and work systems
  • Emergency response systems
  • Defining specific port operations requirements
  • Operation and maintenance training and competency assessment
  • Commissioning activities

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:

 

  • Design and construction management
  • Customised risk management solutions
  • Specialist LNG process and marine engineering
  • Budget implementation, scheduling, and cost control
  • Non-permanent on-site dedicated offices for project

 

 

Indicative deliverables are:

 

  • Technical document reviews
  • Project bankability documents 
  • Basis of design
  • Functional performance specification
  • Resource plan and project schedule
  • Request for quotation and technical bid evaluation
  • Participation in HAZID, HAZOP, QRA, design reviews
  • FAT (Factory Acceptance Tests) certification
  • Work packs for installation contractor
 

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.

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Advisory Services

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:

 

  • Technology assessment and selection. 
  • Commercial risk assessment.
  • Pre-feasibility, feasibility, and pre-FEED and FEED studies.
  • Contract review against the project technical performance.
  • Independent review of project execution plan.
 

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:

 

  • Site selection study
  • Environmental pre-assessment 
  • Technology options, recommendations and definition
  • Review of contract commitment against the facility performance
  • CAPEX and OPEX estimates
  • Financial models, NPV calculation, tolling model, and sensitivity assessment 
  • Project bankability document pack
  • Probabilistic models combining queueing and Monte Carlo assessment for logistic studies
  • HAZID, HAZOP, QRA and project risk assessment 
  • Operations and training requirements definition