Alan Mills is the Managing Director of Falcon Global and CEO of Global Falcon Americas. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).
Strongly influenced by his early career experiences working in the North Sea’s Brent, Leman and Indefatigable offshore fields, SAFETY is his WHY.
In 1980, he was working in the Brent field when the Alexander Kielland was lost. A few years later, on 6 July 1988, the day after the Piper Alpha tragedy, he was working for Shell Operations in the Southern sector took a crew offshore to start the Summer Shutdown Campaign (read Alan’s account here). The 3-month campaign went well, with no accidents or injuries. The cooperation, camaraderie and team spirit was something Alan had never seen before over such a sustained period. All work scope was completed and the gas platforms restarted without any hitches. This hadn’t happened before. All Alan could think was … why can’t we work like this all of the time?
With Safety as his personal North Star, Alan has guided Falcon Group to focus on Systems Completion (SC) and Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) through the entire project life cycle until final handover to Operations. Today, Falcon Group are recognized worldwide for their specialist knowledge of how the Zenator software relates to the energy and process industries. Our technical consultancy and training programs approved by the American Petroleum Institute (API), enable us to build skills and expertise in your organization.
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Falcon Global Ltd was established in 2000, to help our customers start-up, operate and maintain their assets safer and better. Within the energy and process industries our expertise is in Oil & Gas, Power Generation & Distribution, Nuclear New-Build and Decommissioning, Renewables, Pharmaceuticals, Petrochemicals and Civil Infrastructure.
Formerly based in Houston, Texas and since mid-2022 operated from Norwich in the UK, Global Falcon Americas Inc was created in 2006 to maximize potential throughout the Americas and Caribbean.
Our customers are Operators and Contractors, and we are uniquely placed to help them to fulfill their objectives, achieving sustainable business improvement, risk reduction and excellence in Process Safety.
Process Safety comes as Standard
We focus on Systems Completion through Commissioning & Start-Up (CSU) because we know this reduces your risk and exposure. We are a major contributor in helping your organization attain higher standards of Process Safety.
Blending Technology and Field Experience
We provide our customers with knowledge-based software, training and technical consulting services through the term of a project cycle and the life of the assets.
Our expertise is in SC and CSU and we are at our most effective in Phases 2 and 3, prior to Final Investment Decision (FID), through Phase 4, until final Handover to Operations. We also support customers with Shutdowns, Turnarounds, Operations and Maintenance. Our value to customers is so strong, we often continue well into Phase 5, the Operational Phase.
We fully understand the risks and effects to benefit your business performance. We minimize your risks, ensuring safe and timely project delivery. Repeated across all projects and operations, this boosts business performance and your bottom line.
Training You to Execute Projects Better
In April 2013 Global Falcon Americas delivered its first training workshop in, “Commissioning & Start-Up with API RP 1 FSC”. It was to a class hosted by our Nigerian partner, Nexus Alliance Ltd, in Port Harcourt and jointly attended by over 40 operators, technicians, engineers and managers from Chevron and Shell. Since then, and re-branded MasterClass CSU, over 300 CSU professionals from the United States, Ecuador, Trinidad, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Russia, Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, UAE, Oman, Nigeria, Ireland, Scotland and England, have benefited from public and private training sessions for individuals and project teams. In-person, virtual classroom or eLearning, we have a course that’s right for you, your project and your employer.
We are a leading provider of technology and expertise. Our policy, wherever we operate, is to develop Zenator Super Users and Power Users from local talent, creating high value positions in the local economy.