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Energy magazine

7th Energy Magazine Published

Date: 01/11/2018

In this, the seventh issue of Cochran’s company magazine, we’ve got some great features on the all-important launch of our new MCPD-ready ST28 boiler, some of our current apprentices, the Company’s Caulkers and news on our expanding range of training courses.


Vacancies on Upcoming Training courses

Date: 30/07/2018

CEA accredited BOAS course ... Boiler Operation & Maintenance Awareness Seminar ... Boiler Water Treatment Awareness .... Boiler Operation & Maintenance with Burner Combustion


New Engineering Apprentices for 2018

Date: 20/06/2018

We are delighted to have taken on four Engineering Apprentices this year to continue to ‘grow our own’. All the Apprentices will work towards a Modern Apprenticeship at Dumfries & Galloway College, whilst getting hands on experience within the Factory. We are dedicated to our Apprentices and plan to take on more Engineering Apprentices in 2019.


The Macallan Distillery Opens using Cochran Steam

Date: 20/06/2018

On June 2nd 2018, the new distillery at The Macallan launched the Edrington brand into an exciting new era. This development is spectacular and has created a local legacy for many generations to share. We are proud to say that we were involved from its infancy through their contractor Forsyths, liaising local man Neil Shanks. In October 2017, we completed Commissioning of the two x 15,880 kg/hr boilers complete with Equinox Burners and our Synergy control system as well providing them the 30,000 litre hotwell tank, size 7 blowdown vessel and flues to suit all.


Cochran Train Boiler Operators in Hong Kong

Date: 05/06/2018

As part of Cochran’s recent successes in supplying new boilers into Hong Kong we have recently undertaken two training sessions for our Hong Kong customers. Steven Johnstone visited Hong Kong and undertook training for Hong Kong Towngas engineers and technicians. Towngas has recently installed and commissioned six Cochran boilers at various sites and requested training to enhance the support it can provide to their customers. The programme included classroom theory and practical hands on training at site. Steven was assisted by Cochran’s Hong Kong based engineer, TK Cheung, in delivering the training.


Long Service Awards Presentation 2018

Date: 04/06/2018

The annual employee Long Service Awards presentation was held in the Boardroom on Friday for David Tait (Service Engineer), 20 years, Dougie Crosbie (Utility), 20 years and Andrew Glendinning (Plater), 40 years (unable to attend). This was followed by a celebratory lunch at Powfoot Hotel. Pictured is Allan Shaw, Dougie Crosbie, John Riddell, David Tait and Graham Smith


Callum for ICOM Energy Association Apprentice of the Year Award 2018

Date: 23/05/2018

Callum Kellie, Apprentice Plater/Fabricator who started in August 2016, and is now in the second year of his Apprenticeship at Dumfries & Galloway College, has been put forward for ICOM Energy Association Apprentice of the Year Award 2018. The event takes place on Thursday, 7 June 2018.


Update your Plant Efficiency with Cochran Training

Date: 02/05/2018

Correct operation and regular routine maintenance is the best way to ensure that your boiler plant remains at peak efficiency, keeping your running costs to a minimum. You can achieve this by developing the skills and awareness of your Boilerhouse and plant operation and maintenance staff through a Cochran Training Course regardless of make of boiler and associated equipment.

Energy magazine

6th Energy Magazine Hot of The Press

Date: 19/04/2018

This is the sixth issue of Cochran’s company magazine, ‘Energy’ we start with a feature highlighting our leading-edge boiler management systems, ‘Synergy’ and its new sister, ‘Eclipse’. Based around a premium quality high resolution touchscreen, Synergy is very much the ‘Rolls-Royce’ boiler management option, providing impressive remote operation capabilities and a mind boggling array of stats for the expert operator of a complex system. Drawing on the key features of Synergy, Eclipse has been developed to meet the day-to-day requirements of most boilerhouses. Like Synergy, it offers impressive connectivity and future-proof expandability and it still provides ALL the key information of its big brother, but in a streamlined ‘push button’ interface ideal for general boilerhouse use.


Students visit our Manufacturing Facilty

Date: 16/04/2018

Pupils from Annan Academy recently visited our Manufacturing Facility at Newbie Works, Annan as part of Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce Project called #workready. It was great to see so many young and eager to learn students. Cochran are passionate about developing and training young adults and we have always had healthy Apprenticeship Scheme. Pictured with the students are James Lynn, Quality Manager and John Riddell, Factory Manager. DG Commerce are also hosting an event called The Big Bang on April 20th at the Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries #BigBangDG which among other local employers, we will be attending – please come and have a chat with us.

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