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R.I.P Our Respected Colleague Denis Gambade

It’s a very sad time for all at Comin Asia, especially those in Comin Khmere. We are mourning the sudden and unexpected death of our Regional Workshop Manager Denis Gambade, who passed away on Sunday 5th July.

|| Mr. Denis Gambage, Regional Workshop Manager

Denis joined Comin in 2010 having already been in Cambodia for almost 10 years. Already fluent in Khmer Denis also brought a high level of technical expertise. Denis led the workshop team in Phnom Penh and helped establish Comin’s offsite fabrication facility as the benchmark in Cambodia.

In the last few years he was integral in the establishment of our offsite fabrication facility in Myanmar and a mobile fabrication facility in Laos.

|| Group photo during management training

Mostly what I will remember of Denis is his strength of character. He is someone I always knew to be straightforward, honest and voiced his ideas and opinions with intelligence and integrity.

He will be missed by all of us in the Comin family and our deepest condolences go out to his friends here in Cambodia and his family back in France.

Michael Freeman

Solar Energy System in Cambodia

Growing Solar in the Cambodia market 2017

|| Photo of last week, our engineers arrange line and connection of solar panel on the roof

The price of electricity in Cambodia remains very high, still one of the highest in the world. In the meantime, solar technology becomes more and more reliable and affordable. As a result, the solar market will keep growing and will see more and more commercial and industrial projects as well as utility scale projects (solar farms).

|| Comin Khmere’s engineers are working properly to install solar panels

We have a variety of photovoltaic grid-tied solar energy systems of ranges of sizes with a focus on industrial and commercial project for self-consumption. Roughly such systems can generate up to 30% of the end-user needs.

|| Solar panels captured from the drone of project in Phnom Penh

Comin Khmere has maintained a leading position solar industry for years, as result our capacity installed has grown by more than 30% in 2017 compared to 2016, and we have run several big projects such as Coca Cola, International School of Phnom Penh, US Embassy, ISI, and more.

At the end of this year, 2017, we have installed a total capacity of 6.4 MWp, which generate 27 MWh per day and void the equivalent of 1 ton of CO2 per month.

Our company sees high potential in the industrial sector, electricity being one of their biggest expenses. To consider using an alternative clean source of energy is necessary to remain competitive in the region.

Engineering In Focus: Comin Asia

Following the success of our fabrication facility in Phnom Penh, and the current growth and success in Myanmar, Comin Asia is opening a new fabrication facility in Yangon to cater for the growing demand.

|| Comin Asia provides international high added value and innovative engineering solutions to the Southeast Asian region

This facility will be sized for the daily processing of three tons of GI sheet, similar to the existing capacity in Phnom Penh. With a minimum of 20 permanent staff, it will also act as an international training centre, not only for duct fabrication specialists, but also for duct installers, on site, welders, plumbers, electricians and fire fitters. In conjunction with the opening of this new facility, Comin Asia are upgrading additional machinery to produce spiral and flexible duct along with the existing rectangular product. This machinery will be deployed both in Phnom Penh and Yangon.

|| A flexible circular duct machine

All equipment is computer driven, with CNC integrated software directly interfaced with 3D BIM shop drawings ensuring the highest productivity and the most accurate production management. This technology also ensures the best usage for raw material along the fabrication line, with the computer optimising the nesting of all cutouts on the GI sheet, while maintaining a higher speed of production. Comin Asia will also install a line of fabrication for aluminum flexible ducts, which will come as a complement to their GI fabrication. Traditionally, ventilation and air conditioning ducts have been manufactured with rectangular cross sections. The rectangular duct can easily be adapted. For instance, restricted ceiling voids and plant rooms, however, often at the cost of efficient airflow design and possible cost savings.

|| Circular duct intallation

A circular duct system normally performs better and offers a more economical solution. Spiral duct work is “green cubed” and is a far more sustainable product for the environment – it saves “green money” for contractors, and for building owners, who can save up to 30 percent on fan energy. Established as Comin Khmere in 1960 in Cambodia, Comin Asia now has more than 1,200 employees within a network of six offices spread across Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, and provides international high added value and innovative engineering solutions.

Kone Lift Product Seminar 2017

Product Seminar 12th July 2017

We had a great success conducting KONE product seminar on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hotel with participant from our dignity guest over 50 peoples. The event organized by Comin Khmere cooperated with KONE regional offices from Thailand and Singapore. Our guests from various professions such as designer, architect, consultant, constructor and property developers, are very happy to acquaint new knowledge about product feature and new technology. KONE provides new ways of working and serving users smarter and more exciting ways in respond to the growth of urban life and modern building to achieve better design, better eco-efficiency and better ride comfort. Comin Khmere has been an exclusive distributor of KONE products in Cambodia more than 10 years. We installed around 370 units of elevators and escalators in many commercial, Residential, hospitality, transportation and industrial buildings mainly in three locations, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Our main projects such as AEON shopping mall, Casa Meridian condominium, Gred One Park mixed use development, Phnom Penh international airport, just to name a few. Comin Khmere technicians received training from KONE specialist regularly and capable to conduct installation, maintenance and service with focus on Safety and Quality that are the main commitment from both companies, KONE and Comin Khmere.

TVET’s Day 2017 at Koh Pich

Career Forum by TVET

On 3rd July 2017 the Ministry of Labour & Vocational Training held a TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) ‘day at KohPich Convention and Exhibition center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Attendance was very good with the participation of around 7000 job seekers. The event was presided over by HE ITH SAM HENG, Minister of state at the ministry of labour and vocational training. The TVET fair is a platform offering job opportunities to students and other job seeker’s, giving them the opportunity to meet with preferred employer’s and companies looking for staff. TVET’s day 2017 was organized by the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, and co-organized by the Cambodia ministry of Education Youth and Sport, AYRA, NEA, Union of youth federations of Cambodia, supported by Ministry economic and finance, Comin Khmere and 31 private companies. According to TVET’s the event had nearly 2,500 positions available. Comin Khmere received many CVs during the fair, and a number of CVs have since been submitted via its web site every day.