BEING part of a network to broaden business is one goal the Pacific Engineering Projects (PEP) has achieved. The New Zealand based company managed by Chandar Sen says joining the Fiji-New Zealand Business Council, has helped the company broaden business.
PEP joined the council as soon as PEP was incorporated. However Chandar has been an executive member in the council for many years and is currently the vice president. The benefits of being a member are many and include string networking and maintenance of dialogue with businesses despite the level of dialogue at government level.
Mr Sen is an experienced and qualified NZ based project director who has worked internationally and in many Pacific countries including Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and PNG. Originally from Sabeto, he completed secondary school at Natabua High School and then obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) and later an Executive Master in Business Administration (Recognised on Deans list for academic performance), both from Auckland University. Mr Sen has a family home in Nadi and is a very regular visitor to Fiji both for work and family. In Fiji He worked for PWD, ATS, FSC and FEA, now currently holds managing director of PEP. Chandar started PEPin 2010 with the motto "Entrust it to us - We will deliver"
The company is registered in New Zealand with a branch registered in Samoa. Registration process is underway for American Samoa and Fiji. The company has completed projects in New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, American Samoa and Russia.
PEP offers its products and services in selected industries and locations. PEP primarily works in the industrial sector. One of PEP's guiding principles is to work in sectors and locations where the key personnel have had prior experience.
The range of services include construct to full design and construct only. Depending on the project, the company will undertake operations as well. PEP offers supply of fabricated components in carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, other alloys and FRP (fibre-glass). This is done using existing relationships with established fabricators. For carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, other alloys relationships exist with New Zealand fabricators as well as a cooperation agreement with a large Thai fabricator.
The company's core activities are in the following industrial sectors:
* Power generation and distribution
* Water and wastewater
* Mining and mineral processing
* Food processing
* Fish processing
* Pulp and paper
* Oil and gas
* Petrochemical and chemical
PEP general works in the following countries, however there are always exceptions like a current project in Russia.
* New Zealand
* American Samoa
* Papua New Guinea
* Northern Pacific
PEP has branch offices in Fiji, Samoa and American Samoa. The company primarily employs professional staff, and currently has seven full time staff all are degree qualified either a BE or B Tech.
Recently PEP completed the Water Reticulation Upgrade at the Labasa Hospital. This project was funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. On this project PEP worked with local subcontractors including Jaduram Industries Ltd. PEP is looking at work in the power generation structure currently in Fiji.