About us

CASALE PROJECT a.s. is a leading EPC contractor in the segment of nitrogen chemistry. We are a modern company employing state-of-the-art technologies, with a wealth of first-hand experience and tailor-made projects. Our specialists focus on EP, EPC and EPCM projects practically all over the world.
 

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LUGANO
PRAHA - BRNO - LITVÍNOV
PRAHA

Process

Mechanical

Piping

Civil

Project management

Electro

I&C

Purchasing

Documentation

Finance

HR and administration

Quality control

Legal

IT

CSR

National Competence Centers

TAČRCasale Project, a. s. Participates in the TN01000071 National Center of Competence of Mechatronics and Smart Technologies for Engineering project, which is supported by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic within the National Competence Center Program.

 

PROGRAMME FOCUS

The Programme is aimed at supporting long-term cooperation between the research and the application spheres and at strengthening the institutional basis of applied research.
The Programme seeks to synergistically interlink the already existing successful centres, which have been created with the support of the TA CR (Centres of Competence), the Czech Science Foundation (the GA CR) (Centres of Excellence) and operational programmes (mainly the so-called RDI Centres), with other research centres and units into a single integrated system = center NCK.

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The objective of the Programme is to increase the efficiency and quality of the results of applied research and technology transfer in key areas with growth prospects, increase undertaking competitiveness, and strengthen the excellence and application relevance of research organisations.

EDUCATION

  • We cooperate actively with the University of Chemistry and Technology (UCT) in Prague.
  • We support the research activities of students of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and the Faculty of Chemical Technology by sponsoring contributions to the rewards of the winners of Student Scientific Conference. Our colleagues also participate in the evaluation committees of this event.
  • We are also in close contact with the Institute of Chemical Engineering, where we participate in the course of Process Engineering and Design, by lecturing project progress and its phase-in practice, as well as the assignment of the Process Project solution in which students apply their theoretical knowledge solution to a practical problem.
  • We sponsor the Ivan Dlouhý Prize awarded every year to students in the Faculty of Chemical Technology for the best dissertation in the field of chemical technology employing mathematical modelling methods.

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES

  • We took part in the project “One good thing”.
  • The aim of this project was to build a playground in a children's home in Dolní Počernice, where 65 children live without having the luck to grow up in the love of the family circle.
  • We wanted to bring more happiness to their home.

PROFILE

We are a professional EPC contractor that provides comprehensive design services. We produce designs for all stages from the basic project, through the detail project, to the as-built project. We also supply process equipment and components including installation, construction and commissioning involving mechanical completion, commissioning and performance tests. We also provide project management during plant erection.

Our experience is reflected in design solutions that minimise the spatial demands of constructions and in their optimization. With our projects, there is no need to seek a compromise between investment levels and safety and quality requirements.
 
OUR PRINCIPAL BUSINESS AREA
The principal business area of CASALE PROJECT is the segment of nitrogen fertilizers based on the process know-how of our affiliate company CASALE SA (Switzerland).

OUR PRODUCT LINES
The key technologies of CASALE PROJECT are units for industrial production of:
  • nitric acid
  • ammonium nitrate
  • liquid and granulated urea
  • ammonia
  • melamine
  • compound fertilisers

QUALITY CONTROL AND HSE

QUALITY CONTROL IN OUR COMPANY
Our company has implemented an integrated management system (IMS) based on three standards: ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System, and ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational health and safety management systems. Thanks to this, our company is competitive in the world market and we can continually improve the results of our specialists’ work in the individual professions.
 
Within the set quality management system, we focus primarily on the needs of our clients - we deliver products and services in the highest quality, in a timely fashion, and to the full satisfaction of our customers.

Quality control is ensured by both planned and random audits, both within the company and the individual projects.

Certificate CASALE PROJECT a.s.
 

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE


STATUTORY DIRECTOR
  • Federico Zardi
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • Federico Zardi – Chairman of the Board of Directors 
  • Sergio Debernardi – Member of the Board of Directors
  • Guido MatronolaMember of the Board of Directors
 
COMPANY MANAGEMENT
  • Paolo Silva – CEO

OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE
OUR DIVISION

Process

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS
  • We take part in all phases of the project from a proposal to a potential customer, through the contract conclusion, the design of a new plant, to its start-up, the stabilization of production and the hand-over to the customer.
  • We possess the know-how about the production process and all its details. We understand the chemical and physical processes in the production unit => we are at the centre of the design team and share our knowledge and information with other professions.
  • We negotiate with the customer to whom we present a solution for the production processes as well as with suppliers to whom we define our requirements for supplied equipment.
  • We design and size equipment, piping and its elements applying simulation programs (e.g. UniSim).
  • We supply process data into datasheets of instrumentation and control devices using the database software COMOS.
  • We draw the design of the production process in process flow diagrams (PFD) and piping and instrumentation diagrams (PID) that serve as the basis for the work of other engineering professions. Part of the process documentation are also design basis, process description, material and heat balance, raw material consumption, waste production, occupational health and safety on the designed plant, and the environmental impact of the designed plant.
  • We prepare manuals for plant start-up and its operation. We actively participate in the commissioning of the designed plant and train the customer’s operators.
  • Our team also includes specialists in health, safety and environment who prepare documents for design of safety systems (HAZOP, SIL) and classify substances and mixtures in view of their hazards.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Teamwork
  • Willingness to learn
  • Chemical engineering calculations
  • Chemical and physical principles
  • Rudiments of mechanical engineering
  • Rudiments of instrumentation
  • Analytical thinking in problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Foreign languages – in particular English

DO YOU DARE?
Design a steam condensate cooler with a given flow and temperature of the steam, required temperature of the condensate, temperature of the cooling water, and its maximal acceptable temperature increase. How much cooling water will be required? What will be economical diameters of the cooler input and output lines? What will be the length and tube pattern in the cooler if it is a one pass shell and tube heat exchanger?

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Mechanical

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • We specialize in projection, not construction. We do not deal with specific construction nodes, but with equipment as a whole and at the same time, as part of another superior unit – a chemical unit - which requires highly complex thinking and foresight.
  • We prepare the technical specifications of the equipment according to the requirements of the customer, the licensor and the related disciplines.
  • We prepare the technical parts of inquiries of equipment.
  • We evaluate technical parts of proposals.
  • The most important part of our work is the check and distribution of the Supplier’s documentation because before equipment is released to manufacturing, final coordination with the related disciplines is needed.
  • We determine the client’s requirements to clarify the technical solution with the suppliers - 90% of the communication being in English.
  • We check the required technical solution (used materials, design parameters, used design, but also transportability, serviceability and maintenance).
  • We go on inspection visits to manufacturers during production.
  • We support the construction process, we take part in supervision, and we engage in physical control of equipment directly at the site.
  • The key is communication and coordination with other professions (pipeline, construction, I&C, electrical, construction).
  • We work with 2D AutoCAD, COMOS, NavisWorks = Navisworks, MS Office.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Technical and analytical thinking (not only the construction perspective but mainly the global perspective of all the related disciplines, from the point of view of transport, servicing, maintenance, but also from the point of view of the overall construction schedule).
  • Common sense.
  • Languages – above all English: 90% of communication is in English.
  • The right dose of assertiveness and diplomacy in technical discussions both internally and with suppliers. You need to be able to listen to others, but also to put across the most appropriate technical solutions.
  • The ability to improvise in case of unforeseen problems and in finding solutions in terms of time pressure and finance, while respecting all the requirements.

DO YOU DARE?
  • Be responsible for specifying, purchasing, controlling and delivering of equipment that are produced by a few manufacturers in the world, in some cases only one or two manufacturers
  • Work on cutting-edge technologies that few companies produce in the world?
 

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Piping

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • In cooperation with other departments, we make 3D models of production units. From the completed model, the drawings are then drafted to serve as the basis for the related disciplines, but also for the purchase of the material and in the end, for the erection of the unit.
  • The basis for our work consists in particular of piping and instrument diagrams prepared by colleagues from the process division and sketches of machines and equipment from our engineers, in the next stage also drawing documentation from the equipment suppliers as well as the documentation from the civil department, which we comment and work on. We also work with our colleagues from the electrical and instrumentation department.
  • We work with the AVEVA - E3D and PDMS program for designing of industrial plants. For piping stress calculations, we use the Ceasar II software while PUMA helps us with piping specifications.

OUR OUTPUTS ARE:
  • Equipment layout drawings
  • Piping plans
  • Pipeline material take-off
  • Stress calculations
  • Erection documentation, isometric sketches of piping
  • During the project, we organize regular meetings with clients, during which we screen the unfinished model and present and explain our solution
  • We submit our documentation for approval to pressure equipment notified body
  • We prepare the technical part of documentation of piping material delivery
  • In the short and long term, our designers participate as supervisors of the assembly work during the construction of the unit.
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • General knowledge of mechanical engineering (materials, construction, stress / strength)
  • An advantage is graduation in the field of chemical or energy production lines
  • English
  • Teamwork
 

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Civil

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • Our work consists in project preparation for construction of capital investment units in all stages of the project. We participate in studies, evaluation of input data from the investor, evaluation of the current state of the construction site. We create separate chapters of civil and construction solution Basic Design, Detail Design, AS BUILT documentation. We also participate in our own implementation of the project by occasional or permanent technical supervision of the construction, we take part in inspections with suppliers, we discuss the relevant chapters of the project with the investor.
  • We dispose of most of the engineering professions needed for a complex design of civil part
  • In terms of time and capacity the most demanding part of our work is execution of Detail Design documentation. Our projects must meet both the investor’s requirements, standards, local legislation, but also the requirements of related professions, especially that of process, mechanical and piping Since the entire project is handled by all the participants in real time, interprofessional coordination is very demanding. For this reason, we mostly work on the construction design in a 3D model, in which the outputs from all the other professions, i.e. pipelines, process, mechanical and electro, are represented apart from the civil part.
  • We prepare the construction part in such detail that the design is enough for the development of the production and the construction itself. Exceptions are steel structures, where project preparation ends in the Detail Design stage and the output consists of drawings, detailed material take off and static calculations.
  • All the construction professions are involved in making inquiries, evaluating proposals and drafting contracts with our subcontractors.
OUR DEPARTMENT CONSISTS OF THESE PARTS
  • Architectonic and construction solutions
  • Concrete structures and foundations
  • Steel structures
  • Plot Plans, paved areas, roads and railways
  • External underground networks, sanitary, heating

CORE DEIGN SOFTWARES FOR OUR WORK ARE
  • 3D SW Revit for architectural-building solutions and concrete structure design
  • 3D SW Advance Steel for steel structures
  • AutoCAD SW for complementary professions and Plot Plan
  • SCIA Engineer computational program for static calculations and dimensioning of load-bearing structures
  • Daily use of MS Office software is a matter of course

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Knowledge of project execution, inter-professional coordination
  • Knowledge of the SW in use
  • Technical thinking and establishing contexts with other professions
  • Responsibility, activity, effort to find the right solution
  • Capability for daily close cooperation in the team of all professions
  • Language skills, in particular English
 

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Project management

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • Our work begins with the signing of a contract with a customer / investor.
  • This is followed by the appointment of a project manager and the establishment of a project team.
  • All the professions are represented in the project team - from technology, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and controls, piping and civil, to purchasing and planning.
  • The project manager is responsible for the entire project and for the project team.
  • We work closely with all departments of the company.
  • We use MS Office, Primavera and Infos software.

SPECIFICALLY, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
  • Fulfilment of the contract between our company and the customer
  • Communication with customer and customer relations
  • Work of the project team, coordination of all professions
  • Planning, checking and meeting deadlines
  • Cost control
  • Construction and commissioning of equipment 
  • Handover project to the customer
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Very good knowledge of English and other world languages could be an advantage
  • Technical overview
  • Organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Ability to lead people
  • Negotiation and business skills
 

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Electro

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • Design and realisation of project documentation in all stages, from concluding the contract, designing a new operating unit, calculations, setting up, putting into operation until handover to the customer.
  • We deal with a customer who presents the proposed power distribution and power solutions as well as with suppliers from which we get the input values needed to produce the project documentation. We work closely with colleagues from other departments, such as builders, steelmakers, technology, pipelines, ... because only good information sharing leads to a perfect result.
  • The project itself consists of the design, dimensioning and calculation of electrical wiring and equipment. The main parts of our projects are high-voltage wiring and switchboards, low-voltage wiring and switchboards, lighting and socket wiring, lightning conductors, earthing and bonding.
  • We use the software design tools AutoCAD, COMOS, and the ETAP computing program.
  • We actively participate in FAT and SAT tests and the commissioning of the proposed unit.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Teamwork
  • Will and enthusiasm to learn from more experienced colleagues
  • Electrical calculations and knowledge of the above-mentioned areas of electrical engineering
  • Creativity
  • Independence
  • Foreign languages - English is vital

DO YOU DARE?
For example, will you design a high-voltage transformer station and a substation?

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I&C

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • Our work involves the automation of the technological processes which are proposed by our colleagues in the process department.
  • We approach automation in a comprehensive manner, designing measuring instruments and control systems including their interconnection. We suggest how to lay and route the cables.
  • Those of us who are closer to the measuring instruments, predominantly design devices for measuring common and less common quantities, from temperatures, pressures, flows and levels to more complex chemical analysers. Those who prefer to transfer information by electrical wires with thin wires and zeros / ones, then predominantly process the electrical part of automation, i.e. the design of a suitable cable connection between the measuring instruments and the control system.
  • We work very closely with colleagues from other professions in our company, i.e. civil, pipeline experts, steelmakers, engineers and electricians. Our work would not be successful without mutual exchange of data.
  • An interesting diversification of our work is meeting with customers and subcontractors in our offices and at the customer sites.
  • In a more advanced stage of work on a given project there are frequent opportunities to travel to technical meetings and acceptance procedures. For those of a more adventurous nature, it will be interesting to note that in the construction and commissioning phase there are longer-term stays, naturally with regular rest at home.
  • To make work easier, we are using smart software tools, especially COMOS, in addition to standard tools such as AutoCAD and MS Office.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Enthusiasm for work
  • Desire for continuous professional advancement
  • Team spirit - without the co-operation with others, the outcome will never be done
  • Knowledge of measurement and control methods, i.e. measuring instruments and control systems
  • Knowledge of English is a must. Russian and other foreign languages are an advantage.
 

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Purchasing

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • Our work starts with getting acquainted with the project (timeline, place of implementation, basic terms of the contract with the final customer). The units are produced based on EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction), which means designing and purchasing of equipment, construction, commissioning. Some territories are specific because construction is organized by investors’ own efforts (these are known as EP projects).
  • From our colleagues we get a list of all equipment and piping components (such as boilers, compressors, columns, reactors, pumps, pipelines, transformers and other electrical and I&C devices and instruments). It is up to us to identify the most suitable domestic and foreign suppliers and to check out their production capabilities and capacities.
  • This is followed by the actual trading. With the technical documentation and the draft terms and conditions, we address selected manufacturers of the equipment and draw up a timetable for the deliveries.
  • The most demanding phases of the work are the technical evaluation of the proposals, the negotiations with the suppliers, the combination of our technical requirements with the manufacturers’ capabilities, the evaluation, and the selection of an optimal solution from both technical and commercial point of view.
  • We have to find a common language when drafting a purchase contract, adjusting payment terms, always with the support of bank guarantees, negotiating delivery dates in accordance with the project schedule.
  • Our work does not end with the purchase. Our inspection and expediting department is responsible for the consistent inspection of the production documentation, control of the selected technological processes, production procedures, observation of milestones, standardization of the final documentation for handover to the final customer in abroad.
  • Another interesting part of our work is the transportation of equipment (logistics), often oversized and heavy pieces, for which it is necessary in cooperation with the carrier to discuss in detail the loading and unloading at the place of installation.
  • No department works independently since close cooperation is needed with the design department in the Czech Republic, CASALE SA in Switzerland, and the support of the financial department.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Ideally technical university education
  • Negotiating skills
  • Language skills: written and spoken English, Russian is an advantage
  • Very good communication skills
  • Very good organizing skills
  • Independence
 

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Documentation

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • Our job description is to record and coordinate the flow of documentation which the company creates and which the company receives from suppliers. We record when a document is received or sent out and the purpose it is to serve.
  • We work with documents both electronically and in paper form.
  • We work with Microsoft Office 365 products such as Outlook, SharePoint, Word, Excel, as well as PDF document editors. When preparing a paper version of the documentation, we have at our disposal a reproduction centre.
  • An important part of the work is communication with the other departments.
  • We communicate with the designers about the documentation, with the project managers as support for project registration, reports, and overviews, as well as the sales department working with contracts.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Language skills (in particular, English and Russian)
  • Logical thinking
  • Detail orientation and diligence
  • Communication skills
 

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Finance

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • We transmit the results of the whole company into numbers.
  • We account for incoming and outgoing invoices, advances, travel expenses, bank statements.
  • We pay our suppliers but we’re even happier to reconcile payments received from our customers.
  • The most demanding part of our work is project billing (accruals, FX fluctuations, work in progress).
  • Even more complicated is bookkeeping for our organisational units in foreign currencies and according to accounting and taxation laws of the countries where we have an organisational unit or VAT registration (Romania, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia).
  • We are happy to cooperate with other departments, often looking for help there. At the same time, if they seek assistance from us, we like to give them a helping hand.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Accounting and taxation not only for the Czech Republic
  • Active language skills (English, Russian)
  • In addition to knowledge, we need colleagues with a sense of duty, precision and team spirit who enjoy their work
 

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HR and administration

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • First and foremost, we deal with PEOPLE :). We know all our employees by name, listen to their needs and assist and advise them in different situations. 
  • We are the partner for managers and leaders in solving any personnel issues, we contribute to the pursuance of the company’s business strategy and achievement of the set targets.
  • We take part in building the corporate culture and the company’s reputation as employer.
  • We recruit new colleagues for our teams.
  • We organise teambuildings and other company activities for employees.
  • We propose and plan mandatory courses and development training for our employees.
  • We process payroll data, focus on fair remuneration and attractive benefits.
  • We plan and streamline functional and simple personnel and administrative processes and provide reports.
  • We book tickets and accommodation for our employees on their business trips.

WHAT KNOW-HOW AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US

  • Enthusiasm to seek and find effective solutions
  • Knowledge of the Labour Code and working with modern tools for recruiting and development of employees
  • Proactive approach
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers in English on all levels
  • Carefulness and responsibility

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Quality control

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • Our company has implemented an integrated management system (IMS) based on three standards: ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18001:2007 – Safety and Occupational Health System. Thanks to the system our company is competitive in world markets and can ceaselessly improve the results of our specialists’ work in the individual professions.
  • In the Quality Management System, we focus on the needs of our customers so that we deliver our services in maximum quality, in a timely fashion, and to our customers’ complete satisfaction.
  • Quality Control is underpinned by periodic and unexpected audits, both within the company and in individual projects.
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Knowledge of the system, principles and basic tools of quality management
  • General understanding of technical segments
  • Language skills – above all English, but also Russian
  • Planning and organization
  • Excellent communication skills
 

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IT

WHAT IS OUR FOCUS 
  • We maintain and develop the company’s ICT infrastructure.
  • We support all our employees, create favourable conditions for their work and seek technical solutions to satisfy their needs.
  • We are mindful of the smooth functioning of the server and the security of our data.
  • We negotiate with suppliers and purchase HW and SW.
  • We seek technological innovations which will facilitate our colleagues’ work.
  • We follow the ITIL methodology.
  • We employ graphical software Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Navisworks, Autodesk REVIT, Autodesk Advance Steel, COMOS, ETAP, ChemCAD, Office 365, Visio, PDF editor, Adobe AcrobatProfessional, and 7-Zip, ServiceDesk, VMWare, Veeam and many others.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS YOU WILL APPLY WITH US:
  • Practical knowledge of IT/IS
  • Expertise on the HW and SW in use
  • Interactive command of English
  • Meticulousness and responsibility
  • Willingness to seek solutions and to educate yourself
 

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