Mike Wall joins Sancon as new USA Operations Manager 

Mike Wall has joined Sancon's Commissioning team in the role of USA Operations Manager, bringing with him 39 years of experience from ExxonMobil. Sancon, a dynamic force in the energy industry, is thrilled to have Mike on board to drive operational excellence in Texas and beyond.

With his outstanding business acumen and proven leadership in commissioning management, Mike is well-equipped to lead Sancon's USA operations. His extensive experience on large oil and gas projects around the world has honed his skills in project execution and CSU, making him a valuable addition to the team.

In a statement, Sancon expressed their excitement about Mike joining the team, highlighting his skills and competencies that precede him. They believe that under Mike's leadership, Sancon will continue to thrive and achieve great success.

Mike Wall also shared his enthusiasm about joining Sancon, stating, "I am excited to be part of Sancon and contribute to its growth and success. The opportunity to lead the USA operations is a challenge I look forward to, and I am confident that together, we will achieve great things."

Sancon Commissioning is known for its top-tier commissioning services, delivered by a dedicated team of experts who thrive on challenges. Their commitment to meeting the highest standards of quality and efficiency has earned them a reputation as a trusted partner in the energy industry.

As Mike Wall takes on his new role as USA Operations Manager at Sancon, the company looks forward to his leadership and the positive impact he will bring to their operations. Congratulations to Mike on his new role, and here's to a successful journey ahead with Sancon Commissioning.

About Sancon

Sancon Commissioning is a Sancon Commissioning is a dynamic force in the energy industry, specializing in delivering top-tier commissioning services. Our dedicated team of experts thrives on challenges, ensuring that every project we undertake meets the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

Sancon Commissioning Strengthens Strategic Alliance with Advando Americas Through Shared Office Space

Calgary, Alta., January 29, 2024 — Sancon Commissioning, a leading force in commissioning solutions, proudly announces a significant milestone in its partnership with Advando Americas. In a strategic move to deepen collaboration and enhance synergies between the two organizations, Sancon Commissioning is delighted to announce opening its head office doors to the Advando Americas team.

This innovative step marks a new chapter in the relationship between Sancon Commissioning and Advando Americas, reflecting a commitment to fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation, and shared success. By sharing physical office space, the two companies aim to create a dynamic hub that facilitates seamless communication, idea exchange, and joint decision-making.

"Sancon Commissioning is proud to continue to foster a dynamic and mutually beneficial partnership with Advando Americas by sharing space in Sancon's head office. As we embark on this collaborative journey, we are committed to leveraging our collective expertise to drive innovation, excellence, and shared success in the commissioning space."

Heinz Inabnit, Chief Development Officer at Sancon Commissioning.

The shared office space will serve as a collaborative hub where teams from both organizations can work side by side, promoting real-time collaboration on projects, and encouraging the exchange of ideas and expertise. This proximity is expected to streamline communication channels, further enhance project efficiency, and solidify the foundation for future joint initiatives.

Advando Americas brings a wealth of experience and innovation to the shared space, complementing Sancon Commissioning's commitment to delivering cutting-edge commissioning solutions. The collaboration will leverage the strengths of both companies to address industry challenges and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

"As we embark on this exciting venture with Sancon Commissioning, we look forward to a heightened level of collaboration, innovation, and shared success. This shared office space will undoubtedly serve as a catalyst for even greater achievements as we combine our strengths to deliver exceptional value to our clients."

- Chris Postill, Managing Director at Advando Americas.

Sancon Commissioning and Advando Americas are confident that this strategic initiative will not only enhance the operational efficiency of both organizations but will also set a benchmark for collaborative partnerships within the industry.

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About Sancon Commissioning

Sancon Commissioning is a dynamic force in the energy industry, specializing in delivering top-tier commissioning services. Our dedicated team of experts thrives on challenges, ensuring that every project we undertake meets the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

For Media Inquiries

Heinz Inabnit

Chief Development Officer


Quality in Commissioning

A Catalyst for Cost-Efficiency and Elevated Performance

In the field of commissioning, quality isn't just a buzzword—it's the secret weapon that catapults projects from good to great!

At Sancon, we embody the belief: "Quality = Better Project Outcomes". This is not merely a tagline, but a foundational aspect deeply embedded in our ISO 9001 operational framework. Our commitment to detailed planning is designed to eliminate expensive errors and maximize the client's investment through cost-effectiveness and outstanding project performance.

Effective communication and collaboration are key to our quality approach, allowing us to align our activities with our client's vision while maintaining transparency with all stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle. Our dedication to continuous improvement means we capitalize on the insights gained from each commissioning engagement, allowing us to consistently refine our processes to deliver higher efficiencies.

Sancon's work ethic is rooted in the seamless integration of safety and quality, ensuring every team member on a project is safeguarded and risks are mitigated, leading to consistently positive outcomes. Our equipment testing and validation procedures are carefully structured to confirm that all systems function according to manufacturer and client standards, paving the way for consistent reliability and operational excellence.

As an industry leader in commissioning, we recognize each project and client requires a custom, scalable solution. Our policy of 'listening first' to clients' needs and leveraging our proven processes and commissioning expertise, has led us to be viewed as a quality project partner. By embedding quality into every decision, we deliver project execution that not only meets our client's immediate needs, but ensures enduring operational value.

At Sancon, our mantra "Better Project Outcomes" is founded in delivering quality commissioning.   With the Sancon standard of continuous refinement improvement that has led us to set new industry standards. We don't settle for the ordinary; we're in the business of executing the exceptional.

- Devon Mackenzie, HSEQ Manager 

Advando Americas Announces Strategic Partnership with Sancon Commissioning to Enhance ProjectLifecycle Management

November 1, 2023 (Calgary, AB) – Advando Americas, a leading provider of project management and consulting services in the energy sector, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Sancon Commissioning, an esteemed organization known for its expertise in commissioning and project execution. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the industry, empowering clients to seamlessly oversee their projects from inception through to commissioning, start-up, and lessons learned.

In an ever-evolving landscape, where effective project management is key to success, this strategic partnership aims to provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to project lifecycle support for turnarounds, capital projects, and work management processes within the energy sector.

A True Lifecycle Support System

Advando Americas and Sancon Commissioning’s partnership offers clients a true end-to-end solution. From the initial project planning stages at the premise level, all the way through commissioning and start-up, and finally into close-out and lessons learned, this collaboration ensures holistic management and control of every facet of a project.

A Commitment to People and Excellence

Chris Postill, Managing Director of Advando Americas, emphasizes that this partnership goes beyond just complementary services. “At the end of the day, it really boils down to culture. Sancon believes in their people. They invest in their development and future and genuinely care about their welfare. To me, everything starts and ends with people. They are the backbone, the brains, and the muscle behind the Advando brand. To me, a strategic partnership with Sancon is really about good people working with good people to provide a better service to clients and to provide a better option for the industry.

Together, we are achieving Better Project Outcomes through People, Methodology, and Technology,” Arjen Elderson, CEO of Advando Group, wholeheartedly agrees with Postill and adds, “This partnership strengthens our position in North America and offers our mutual clients an unburdening partnership for their project controls.

Advando Americas and Sancon Commissioning are excited about the transformative potential this partnership holds for clients within the energy sector. By combining their expertise, methodology, and technology, they aim to set new industry standards for project lifecycle management.

“We are thrilled to announce this strategic partnership between Advando and Sancon Commissioning, which marks a significant milestone in our journey to provide innovative solutions to the industry.

Together, we will usher in a new era of efficiency and excellence, setting the standard for cutting-edge technology and unparalleled service in our field.” – Heinz Inabnit, Sancon’s Chief Development Officer.

About Advando Americas

Advando Americas is a leading project management and consulting firm specializing in providing comprehensive solutions for the energy sector. With a commitment to delivering solutions through People, Methodology, and Technology, Advando Americas empowers clients to achieve excellence in project execution.

About Sancon Commissioning

Sancon Commissioning is a renowned name in the commissioning and project execution industry. With a focus on holistic project management, Sancon Commissioning provides clients with the expertise and support needed to successfully complete projects, from inception through operations and maintenance, continually fulfilling and offering Better Project Outcomes.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Arjen Elderson – CEO Advando Group,

Heinz Inabnit – CDO Sancon Commissioning,

Project Profile: Topside M&R Station Rebuild Project

Project name: Topside M&R Station Rebuild Project

Company/Client name: Enbridge 

Start date - End date: June 4, 2022 -September 30, 2022

Location: Knoxville, TN, USA

Scope of work: This project consists of commissioning and start-up activities of measurement and recording station; three metering skids, buildings and a gas chromatograph, main distribution panels and additional circuits, small UPS’s, analyzers, valve positioned set-up, transmitter calibrations, PSV and process piping.

Key people and roles: Brandon Andrews, project manager; Tony Scudder, electrical lead and Clinton Barter, instrumentation lead.

Safety statistics: No incidents 

Preparing for the imperfect storm

By Mike Bowes

With the return to a ‘new normal,’ we must address the new fault lines in the project delivery world. The Sancon mission statement to generate “Better Project Outcomes” requires a focus on ensuring we continue to meet the resource requests of our client base – and to continue to develop, maintain, retain, value our greatest asset – our human resources.

The recent pause in activity due to the pandemic and the now expanding project pace have impacted the current paradigm. Departures from the workforce, the loss of skilled tradesmen to retirement, reluctance to travel, alternative employment, combined with pressure on rates and compensation by project owners and declining entry into the technical skilled trades have caused an ‘imperfect’ storm. An environment where the traditional strategies and rules do not meet the business climate. Projects are struggling to staff and resource at most levels and the pool of experienced, quality labor is diminishing.. One of the outcomes to come from an updated, tailored resource management plan is a risk reduction on the resource side.

Sancon is well-positioned to meet these challenges. Recognizing the emerging problem, building a resource plan, and acting with full understanding of the elements that drive ‘Better Project Outcomes’ are important steps in developing the strategy required.

Key elements:

  • Integrated approach to Health, Safety and Wellness - continuing to foster a safety-first environment and building on systems that have allowed Sancon to have a zero lost-time to injury since start-up in 2006. Be known as a safe place to work. And building on that, be known as a ‘healthy’ place to work. Foster on the wellness and health of staff, not just safe practices, and systems.
  • Compensation – make sure your rates and compensation are attractive and value the work performed. Be an employer of choice based on rates and allowances. This will mean tough conversations with clients at times, but you must recognize that to be competitive in the emerging environment you have to pay fairly. Further organization need to adjust and learn to pay to recruit and retain the best talent. Clients may be able to find a cheaper sticker price, but the key to Sancon’s business model is developing trust and partnership with clients that provides a return on investment for our clients.
  • Development – factoring into retention and recruitment both is the competency development and career progression opportunities. Sancon has well-established, ISO-based processes and procedures that support the development of staff. Whether PMI training for leadership or technical cut sheets for field staff, Sancon strives to provide development streams for staff and is known for the resulting quality of its workforce.
  • Retention – Sancon stresses employee retention and the use of preferred subcontractors. Sancon differentiates itself from its competitors by providing consistent and returning staffing to clients – we are not a ‘head shop.’ We provide bonus pools, ability to progress, repeatable client-based assignments, and incentives to retain staff at all levels, from field to leadership.

The changes in resource availability and the disappearance of the long-service trades people are already upon us. Team Sancon recognizes the importance of executing a consistent and coordinated strategy to meet this challenge. We will carry this out in cooperation with our key clients, staff, and stakeholders. We strive to drive “Better Project Outcomes’ – the path here is to build on the outstanding quality we have currently in-house and to recruit, develop and retain the necessary support we see going forward. We want to be an employer of choice – promoting wellness and safety, paying well, providing the opportunities to develop and progress in your career – all while being a fun place to work. We are building out our team – do not be afraid to submit your resume through

Sancon Commissioning invests in mentoring Calgary youth

Calgary, AB (May 10, 2022)  – Sancon Commissioning is proud to announce its inaugural charity golf tournament on September 14, 2022 at Blue Devil golf course. This golf tournament is an opportunity for Sancon’s and its corporate partners to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area (BBBS), a youth mentorship program. 

“As industry leaders, Sancon needs to be a leader within the community we operate in,” said Heinz Inabnit, Chief Development Officer, Sancon. “We firmly believe in mentorship and investing in the next generation of leaders as a way to further innovate the energy sector.”

The golf tournament is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. with a full round of golf with various contest holes and wrapping up around 7:30 p.m. with dinner and awards. The main goal of this event is to raise funds for BBBS’s and its mentorship programs for young people facing adversity. 

Sancon invites all clients, vendors and corporate partners to participate in this event by registering a team or becoming a hole sponsor. 

For more information about the golf tournament, to register a team or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

About Sancon

With over 15 years of experience and commissioning expertise, Sancon specializes in developing commissioning workplans for pre-commissioning, commissioning and project start-up.  Since its inception, Sancon has been able to clearly demonstrate how effective its fully integrated and comprehensive commissioning solutions have made an impact on their clients’ bottom line.

For more information about Sancon and its service offerings, please visit its website at

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Training for success

One of Sancon’s best assets are its people, Sancon is invested in their training and personal growth to ensure our people are project ready and equipped with the skills to deliver #BetterProjectOutcomes.

“Our mandate has always been to be the best in the commissioning world, and staying up-to-date with training is a major component of that success,” said Heinz Inabnit, Chief Development Officer of Sancon. “Being project ready and delivering smart solutions to our clients has allowed us to become the commissioning specialists of choice.”

Here is a list of some of the training Sancon invests in:

  • Intermediate Hands-On Training for the Application & Testing of Electro-Mechanical & Microprocessor Relay – Doble Certified 
  • Protection Suite Training - Doble Certified
  • Profibus PA Engineer 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Commissioning and Quality Assurance and Control of Solar PV systems 
  • Client Specific Battery storage systems
  • Multiple Specialized Industry/client equipment commissioning and setup training 
  • BSI Internal ISO 9001 Auditor 
  • MS Project, Primavera P6 training
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence
  • Full suite of HSEQ Compliance

#TeamSancon also implements project specific training requirements to meet our clients needs and to ensure our boots on the ground are ready prior to mobilization.

Project Profile – Yorktown Meter & Regulator Station Modification

Project Name: Yorktown Meter & Regulator Station Modification

Company: Enbridge completed construction with owner ConEdison

Start Date – End Date: September - March 2022

Scope of Work: Sancon provided all external vendor and operations coordination and support during start-up, and static and dynamic commissioning during the beginning stages of this project.

As Sancon's expertise was showcased during the early stages of execution, our team was asked to support construction quality control, re-drafting of redline documentation and punch list management.

Key people and roles: Sancon held positions for CSU Project Manager, Electrical and Instrumentation Leads, Quality Inspectors, and Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians.

Safety Statistics: Zero LTI and recordable injuries during the 169 days of project execution.

Commercializing CO2 utilization technologies with Sancon

Back in 2015, the NRG Carbon XPRIZE was launched as a $20 million prize and one of the winners, one of the winners secured $10 million with its proposal of expanding its commercialization of CO2 utilization technology for the global concrete industry.

With this funding, an initial pilot project was launched with partners including InnoTech Alberta, and COSIA (Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance), an alliance of 13 oil sands producers, representing 90 percent of production from the Canadian oil sands. The project was piloted in at a Calgary based facility, Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre, with Sancon assigned as commissioning and operational support. During this pilot project, Sancon provided them a project manager on-site to support the daily operations and start-up of this facility. 

Thanks to this partnership, Sancon developed a close relationship with the organization who introduced our organization to a new technology in the carbon capture space. Sancon was able to navigate the complexity of working with public energy company, existing facility and working with an Alberta energy association to achieve better project outcomes. 

Since the completion of this project, Sancon has solidified itself as a leader in emerging technologies in the carbon capture space both in Alberta and globally.


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COSIA (Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance) is an alliance of 13 oil sands producers, representing 90 percent of production from the Canadian oil sands. COSIA’s vision is to enable responsible and sustainable development of Canada’s oil sands as a global energy source while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation in areas of greenhouse gases, land, tailings and water. Since COSIA’s inception in 2012, member companies have shared more than 777 environmental technologies worth over $950 million. Find out more at and follow on Twitter at @COSIA_ca.

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