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o 15 years professional experience Mechanical Design

o Bilingual French / English

o married with 1 child

o 38 years old (born 1966)

o Full Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Japanese furniture

A house that is adorned with Japanese furniture comes out looking elegant and exquisite with its tame texture, subdued colors, clean design and simple lines. If you fuse them with any other kind of Asian-inspired wooden furniture , the whole fusion will create an understated beauty that canít be compared with any other modern design. But if you do place them next to any other contemporary furniture, they would know how to hold their own without sacrificing harmony and balance among all home furnishings used.

Japanese furniture always helps create rustic yet balanced appeal in any given space. They are a vivid contrast to those houses that use English country designs and modern architecture. Japanese furniture is warm and earthy and helps bring about a very relaxing atmosphere inside the home. They make positive energy flow freely, thus, making it memorable and enjoyable.


2002 To Present


ALSTEC is a key supplier of engineering services to the Nuclear Industry (Formerly GEC-Alsthom)
Work with Alstec has been varied and I particularly specialising in Ventilation of Nuclear Installations.
Projects include Decommissioning of Dounreay Fast Breeder Reactor, Decommissioning of a Research Reactor (Aldermaston) , AGR Fuel Transport Flask design and development, JET Nuclear Fusion Project decommissioning.
Involves significant interface with clients and company alliances. Presentation of ideas and design work for clients etc. Clients include UKAEA , BNFL & British Energy
Producing Design Reports , Conceptual Designs, Tender Preparation.
Use of AutoCAD, 3D CAD Inventor, HEVACOMP (Building Services Design), Excel , Word .

1996 to 2002

Design Engineer: Kvaerner, Northampton, England

Supplier of separation systems for Oil and Gas Industry
Design of separation vessels, incl. mechanical and process design using Pro/E Autocad, Excel and Stress analysis software. Working to design standards including British Standards and Oil Company Standards. Creation of technical manuals.
Detailing vessel internals, process general arrangements and piping & instrumentation diagrams.
Checking detail design drawings from subsuppliers and colleagues.
Inspection of equipment at subcontractors' sites.
Supervision of installation at fabrication yards and offshore installations.

1995 (12 months)

Project Engineer: Faiveley, Tours, France

Manufacturer of components to the Rail Industry : Doors sytems, pantographs etc
Trained in the design office for 6 mths covering many aspects of train door system design. Liaised on projects for UK market.


Site Project Engineer : GWS, Teeside, England

Contract heavy lift cranes

Responsible for on site engineering for the use of heavy lift cranes. Constructoin of oil terminals, power plants using modulisation method.
Duties included assessment and design of lifting and installation operations of modules and vessels up to 800 tonnes.
Preparing and checking drawings. Analysis of client specifications.
Project management, crane type selection, stress analysis of lifting tackle, ensuring efficient use of labour, cranage, supporting plant, transport etc...
Responsible for riggers, crane drivers, welders, surveyors; Tendering for contracts;This position involved long term periods on site locations in the UK and abroad (France, Holland Belgium)


Proposals/Design Engineer, ISA Ltd, Durham, England

Supplier of flow instrumentation systems to the Oil & Gas Industry
Responsible for handling the technical and commercial aspects of projects from customer enquiry through to production release.
Products and systems designed included orifice plates, venturi tubes, thermowells, level indicators, pitots and other pipeline equipment.

Education & Qualifications

1989 B Eng Hons Degree Engineering Technology (Leicester)

1986 BTEC National Diploma in Engineering (Darlington)

1984 8 GCE 'o' levels

Inventor 3 years
Autocad 13 years 
Pro engineer 3 years
Hevacomp (Building Services)
Ceasar 2 (Pipe Stress Analysis)
Languages : English (maternal), French (fluent)

Danny Callaghan B.Eng (hons) C.Eng MIMech.E
United Kingdom

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The Home Improvement Guide, Section 1:

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