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About Us

Our Commitment

  • UNITEC is committed to provide practical and effective engineering solutions.
  • UNITEC is committed to create an open and collaborative work environment.
  • UNITEC is committed to offer superior quality and timely services.
  • UNITEC is committed to prepare designs that keep people and the environment safe.
  • UNITEC is committed continually improve by always challenging the status quo!


  • Core Team Members have more than 200 years of heavy industries experience
  • Our plant operation and field exposures make our engineering solutions practical
  • Engineering Services Provider in all aspects of the plant operation and all stages of the project.
  • Flexible in Project Execution Approach
  • Schedule and Cost is our Priority

Competitive Edge

  • Experienced Staff
  • Local Presence and Accessibility
  • Discount Rate on Engineering with minimum overhead
  • Good Service Track Records
  • Liability Insurance Coverage (Professional, General and Non-Owned Auto)

Our Mission is “Building Long Term Trust by consistently delivering Excellent Engineering Services that adds value to client projects and business operations.”

Unitec Team

Edgardo Fabian


Summary of Core Skills
• Front end studies for “brown” or “green” field projects execution
• Project business case analysis
• Project management
• Construction management / site supervision
• Equipment and installation package tendering
• Equipment Bid Evaluation
• Cost estimation
• Vendor management
• Cement process knowledge
• Plant start-up and commissioning
• Technical documentation
• Proposal preparation

 Professional Summary
Edgardo has over 25 years of cement, lime, pulp and paper, and biofuels industry experience. Edgardo is currently involved in process optimization and system upgrade studies at CRH Group Canada and flexicoke system detail design for Lehigh Cement Permanente. He had completed various front-end studies for Votorantim Cimentos, Titan America, Holcim Group, Lehigh Cement and Mitsubishi Cement. Prior to joining the engineering and consulting field, Edgardo has been managing capital expenditure projects in two cement plants. One of these projects was the $11M clinker cooler replacement project at St. Lawrence Cement in the Mississauga plant, which was implemented safely, on time, within specifications and under budget. Edgardo’s early career was spent in cement production and maintenance departments.

 Professional Qualifications / Registration(s)
• Project Management Professional, PA, USA, Project Management Institute, No. 221599, 2006
• Member, Delta Epsilon Tau Honour Society, Colorado Chapter

• MBA Program with Project Management Specialization, Aspen University, CO, USA, 2012
• HOLCIM Cement Manufacturing Course, Holderbank, Switzerland, 2007
• Managers Training Course, Shulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, 2006
• Project Management Course, Shulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, 2006
• Effective Project Management, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, 2003
• B.S. Mechanical Engineering, DMMMSU-College of Engineering & Technology, La Union, Philippines, 1991

English and Filipino

 Employment History
• Unitec Engineering Ltd, Project Manager, Principal (March 2016 to Present)
• Amec Foster Wheeler, Project Manager, Oakville, (2008 to March 10, 2016)
• St. Lawrence Cement Inc. (now CRH Canada Group Inc.), Project Manager and Project Engineer, Ontario, (2002 to 2008)
• Holcim Philippines Inc., Project Planning Superintendent and various positions, Philippines, (1991 to 2002)

 Representative Projects
6T TAD Tissue Machine Upgrade ($100M)
Irving Tissue
Mechanical and Piping Lead on this detail engineering project. This project basically deals with upgrading an existing tissue machine into a state-of-the-art through air design (TAD) which produce softer tissue products using less fibers.

Alpamina Lime Plant ($120M)
Cal Del Centro (CDC)
Engineering Manager/Process Lead on this project with EPCM execution. The project involves design, construction and commissioning of a 1200 metric tonne per year lime facility that will supply the requirement for the iron ore mining facility in Junin, Peru.

Hamilton II Biodiesel Facility ($60M)
Biox Corporation
Project Engineer during the FEED phase and mechanical lead during EPCM phase. The project deals with the design, construction and commissioning of a 67-million litre per year facility that will process refurbished cooking grease, animal fats, vegetable oils and agricultural seed oils to biodisel fuel. Biodiesel is a renewable and biodegradable fuel which is claimed to burn cleaner, cuts sulphur emissions by up to 100%, as well as provides significant reductions in carbon
monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons, particulate matter, and life-cycle greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions compared to petroleum diesel.

Kiln Inlet & Riser Detail Engineering ($6.5M)
Holcim Canada Inc.
Project Manager on the detail engineering design. AMEC project team completed the detail design on time despite very tight schedule to the full satisfaction of the client.

Clinker cooler installation ($11M)
Holcim Canada Inc.
Project Manager on this project. Project was delivered safely, within specification, on time and under budget which made a big improvement in the Mississauga plant’s reliability and efficiency.

 Various Studies and Detail Designs
• CRH Canada Group Inc. – Precalciner Preheat Burner System
• CRH Canada Group Inc. – Tertiary Air Damper (TAD) Installation
• St Marys Cement Inc. – Wet Scrubber System Study & Preliminary Design
• Titan Cement – Essex Cement Terminal Upgrade
• CRH Canada Group Inc. – CKD Drying System
• Titan America – Essex Cement Terminal Expansion Study
• St Marys Cement Inc. – Oil # 2 Preheat System Upgrade
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. – Kiln Burner Conversion to Natural Gas
• Lehigh Cement Tehachapi Plant – Cement Grinding Upgrade Feasibility Study
• Lehigh Cement Edmonton Plant – Cement Grinding Upgrade Feasibility Study
• Verde Potash – FEL2 Study for a Greenfield Potash facility using pyro-processing and hydro systems
• Lehigh Cement – Scoping Study for a cement / fly ash terminal in Sackatchewan
• Mitsubishi Cement Lucerne Valley Plant – NESHAP Compliance Study
• Lehigh Cement Mitchell Plant –Expansion Project Scoping and NESHAP Compliance Study
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. – 2011 PMP Studies
• St Marys Cement – Stack Plume Study
• Holcim Brazil – Sigma II Plant Expansion Feasibility Study
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. – Stack Emissions Review
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. – Fluidized Petcoke Feasibility Study
• Holcim Philippines – Bulacan I Rehabilitation Feasibility Study
• Project Manager on the above studies and detail designs.

 Various Projects
St. Lawrence Cement Inc. – Mississauga Plant, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
• CM # 6 and 7 feeding system upgrade for slag production of new cement product
• Installation of SNCR system for NOx emission abatement
• Kiln ID fan replacement / upgrade ($10M)
• Installation of PH Duct water spray system
• Installation of PH Tower 2nd stage cyclones hurrivanes
• Installation of kiln burner and precalciner dosing systems ($1.25M)
• Installation of 2 units automated storage hall bucket cranes ($6.5M)
• Installation of kiln feed dosing system
• Installation of roller clinker crusher
• Installation of 4 units cement mill water spray systems
• Installation of plume abatement system ($9M).
• Replacement of AFM fan

 Publications and Presentations
“Mississauga Retrofit – Cooler Project.” Walter Heyden and Edgardo Fabian. International Cement Review Magazine.
Tradeship Publications Ltd. pp.66-72, May 2008.

Wilson Chow

P. Eng

Summary of Core Skills
• Project Coordination and Management on small scale projects
• Technical studies for plant expansion and system upgrade
• Technical plant audits, process evaluation and improvements
• Emission audit and assessment, NESHAP consultation for compliance
• Project CAPEX and OPEX estimation
• Process concept development and design review
• Conceptual and process flow sheet design
• Capacity calculations, equipment sizing and mass flow
• Raw material review and raw mix design
• Gas flow and kiln bypass analysis
• Material handling and dust control planning
• Trouble shooting, plant optimization and system retrofit
• Start-up and commissioning support on PC kiln system & VRM grinding
• Performance test and verification support to client
• Technical advisor to Group Senior Management

 Professional Summary
• Has 42 years of experience consulting and engineering in the cement industry
• Provides technical support and process know-how to projects in all phases of engineering
• Responsible for Process Design and Plant Upgrades at several cement projects for Holcim, Lehigh Cement, Votorantim NA, Giant/Keystone Cement and others
• Enhances state-of-the-art cement process technology and standard practice in studies and project execution
• Extensive knowledge to act as the key leading role in Cement and Mineral Projects.

 Professional Qualifications / Registration(s)
• Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Ontario, #8229015, 1975

• B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1973
• Holderbank Cement Course, 1979
• Holderbank Management Course, 1995

English and Chinese

 Employment History
• Unitec Engineering Ltd., Process Manager Principal, Oakville, 2015 to Present
• Amec Foster Wheeler, Technical Process Cement Lead, Oakville, 2007 to 2015
• Alite Technical Services Inc., President, Oakville, Ontario, 2003 to 2007
• Holcim Group Support (Canada) Limited, Process Manager, Mississauga, Ontario, 1994 to 2003
• Holcim Group Support (Canada) Limited, Senior Process Engineer, Mississauga, Ontario, 1982 to 1994
• Holcim Group Support (Canada) Limited, Process Engineer, Mississauga, Ontario, 1973 to 1982

 Representative Projects
Amec Foster Wheeler
• Votorantim Cement North America, Michigan, USA. Technical Study: DFS Charlevoix plant expansion from 4400 t/d to 6000 t/d.
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Detailed Engineering: Detail design of Waste Oil and Solvent storage and handling.
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Detailed Engineering: Detail design of CKD Drying and Grinding
• Lehigh Cement, Alberta, Canada. Feasibility Study: DFS Edmonton plant Cement Grinding Capacity Increase.
• Lehigh Cement, California, USA. Feasibility Study: DFS Tehachapi plant Cement Grinding Capacity Increase.
• BSA Cement-SALFA Construction, Chile. Detailed Engineering: Technical Review of a new 90 t/h VRM installation for a Cement Grinding Terminal.
• Holcim New Zealand Ltd., New Zealand. Technical Study: A green-field cement import terminal facility with ship unloading facility.
• Imery’s CE Minerals, Georgia, USA. Feasibility study: Plant Consolidation of Mineral Processing Plants in Andersonville, Georgia.
• Verde Potash, Brazil. Feasibility study: Cerrado Verde Potash Project for Greenfield plant.
• Lehigh Cement, Saskatchewan, Canada. Technical scoping studies and cost estimates for terminal.
• Mitsubishi Cement, California, USA. Emission assessment: solution and recommendations for HCl and Hg Mitigation and Control Strategy for NESHAP.
• Lehigh Cement, Mitchell, USA. Engineering study and design: comparisons and solution for dust mitigation and control strategy for NESHAP requirements.
• Lehigh Cement, Mitchell, USA.Technical scoping studies for plant expansion: technical concept with CAPEX development.
• St. Marys Cement, Votorantim NA, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Emission assessment: solution and recommendations for plume mitigation and control strategy.
• Xstrata Nickel, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Feasibility study: Strathcona Mill Project for plant expansion.

Holcim (Canada) Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
• Cement Grinding Study
• Process study for CKD Grinding and Blending
• Detailed engineering for natural gas conversion project
• Engineering study for PMP projects
• Technical study: NOx assessment and investigation
• Detailed engineering: CKD addition to cement mill
• Detailed engineering: kiln riser and bypass modifications
• Detailed engineering: installation of high voltage isolation switches
• Detailed engineering: clinker grate cooler replacement
• Detailed engineering: GranCem material handling and transport
• Technical study: fluid petcoke handling and grinding
• Technical study: grinding improvement with slag addition

Holcim Group
• Holcim (Brazil): Feasibility study Cement Grinding Capacity Increase with VRM.
• Holcim (Costa Rica): Technical Conceptual engineering, expansion of raw material handling and grinding system.
• Holcim Ecuador: Technical study and conceptual engineering, K1 grate cooler replacement
• Holcim Venezuela: Technical feasibility study, new clinker silo and transpost
• Holcim Philippines: Feasibility study Bulacan 1 Rehabilitation
• Holcim Argentina: Feasibility study for Maleguen plant expansion.
• Holcim Nigeria: Feasibility study for 6500 t/d plant expansion.
• Holcim Ecuador: Conceptual engineering, VRM for cement grinding

• Giant Cement Co., Harleyville, USA. Bid review of pre-blending and storage system
• Keystone Cement Co., Bath, USA. Technical review of a new kiln line. Basic engineering design and procurement of main process and auxiliary equipment including tender documents and bid evaluation of pyro-processing system, raw grinding and finish grinding systems.
• Heidelberg Technology Center, Allentown, USA. Technical feasibility studies for various plant expansions and plant capacity improvements (Inland/Edmonton, Redding, Tehachapi, Glens Fall/Cementon)
• Holcim (Canada) Inc., Joliette. Technical feasibility study for alternative fuel application and handling.
• Holcim (US), Hagerstown. Technical feasibility study for alternative fuel application and handling.
• Cemento Panama S.A. Technical feasibility study: Cement grinding capacity increase and system upgrade.

 Greenfield Plants and Plant Expansions Projects Highlights during Holcim Employment
• St. Lawrence Cement Camden (NJ) grinding plant (90 t/h, First VRM for slag production in the SLC Group)
• Holcim (Costa Rica) SA Cartago plant expansion (1.40 Mio tpy, First Horomill for pozzolan cement in the Holcim Group)
• Holcim (US) Inc. Holly Hill (SC) plant expansion (2.10 Mio tpy,High material moisture for handling and drying, Special consideration for synfuel burning)
• Holcim (US) Inc. Portland (CO) plant expansion (1.90 Mio tpy, First 2-stage cement grinding in the Holcim US Group, SO2 wet scrubbing system for emission control)
• Cementos Progreso S.A. (Guatemala) plant expansion (1.0 Mio tpy, 2-support precalciner kiln with direct-drive from FLS, OK33 VRM for cement grinding in the Holcim Group)
• Holcim (US) Inc. Devil’s Slide (UT) plant expansion (0.8 Mio tpy, First 2-support precalciner kiln in Holcim US Group, First IKN cooler in the Holcim US Group)
• Cementos Apasco S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) Tecoman plant (1.0 Mio tpy, 2-support precalciner kiln, First 2-stage cement grinding in the Apasco Group)

 Kiln Conversion and Upgrade
• La Cemento Nacional C.A (Ecuador) Cerro Blanco plant conversion (1.0 Mio tpy, Process concept for Doubling kiln capacity, Replacement of complete preheater cyclones, Complete grate cooler retrofit)
• Holcim (Colombia) S.A. Nobsa plant conversion (1.1 Mio tpy, Process concept and design, Wet kiln to PC kiln, Triple the kiln production, Reduce the operating cost by 50%, First FLS Atox VRM for raw grinding in Holcim Group)