Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Thermal Power Generation, Construction Supervison, Project Management, Engineering Design, Project Feasibility, Steam, Gas Turbines, Cycle Configuration, Economic Analysis, Specification, Project Development, Coal, Gas Fired, CCGT Plant Performance, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Combustion Engineering
Expert has achieved an international reputation as an independent consultant and technical advisor in the field of thermal power generation. His expertise encompasses construction supervision, project management, engineering design, project feasibility, steam and gas turbines, cycle configuration, economic analysis, specification and project development. In addition he is experienced and competent with expertise in technical studies, site and failure investigations. His technical expertise includes coal, gas fired and CCGT plant performance, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and combustion engineering.
During the course of his career he has held a number of high level project management assignments including the overall responsibility for the site supervision and successful completion of major power plant projects. He held various senior positions including Country Manager, Resident Manager and Resident Engineer. He has directly supervised International Contractors and managed large projects involving 500- 2000 personnel and personally leading teams of up to 90 subordinate staff. His competency includes thermodynamic performance, preparing contracts, special conditions, specific requirements and technical specifications covering a wide range of customs and practices of power industry.
He currently works in the role of Independent Engineer, Performance Consultant, Expert Witness and Technical Advisor experienced in thermal power projects. This work includes plant conceptual design, project development, contract negotiations, performance assessment, due diligence, on-site investigations, test supervision, technical reviews, life assessment and selection of plant. He has experience in private power developments and IPP Projects in compliance with governmental and other regulations as well as setting up project agreements and appointing Facility Operators.
In addition he works as an Expert Witness having been appointed to the Dispute Resolution Board on the Damhead Creek CCGT Power Plant Project for a period of 7 years 1999-2006. Since April 2010 he has held several assignments as legal Expert Witness in the field of combustion, boiler and turbine technology.
The expertise of Expert in the area of thermal power plant performance includes: full plant energy, steam and water cycle heat/ mass balances, combustion, full electrical balances, review of the entire energy conversion process and associated variables. He has competency in thermodynamics with knowledge and competency in the specification and execution of plant performance acceptance tests having up to date and recent experience of overall supervision of such tests. Expert has extensive experience in plant performance test calculations associated with thermal
and CCGT plants also approval and acceptance of test results. This includes both design and off-design/ part load performance. He has knowledge of fuel compositions and the assessment of fuel data and the derivation of fuel properties from laboratory analysis. His knowledge includes the sampling and preparation of samples for analysis. He has knowledge in the area of coal burn trials, mill performance, boiler stoichiometry and experience of burner combustion optimisation.
Thermal Power Generation and Steam Generation Power Plant Performance/ Due Diligence
Boiler, Steam Turbine and Gas Turbine Performance
Rutherford College of Advanced Technology, Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom (now the University of Northumbria) Thermodynamics, Combustion and Fluid Mechanics English/ Spanish/ Bahasa Malay/ Bahasa Indonesia
Engineering Council. London.
European Engineer. FEANI. Paris. European Engineer (Eur Ing)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London Fellow of Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers
President of Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers 2003, 2011-13 Trustee Board Member IDGTE 2014-2018
Member of ISO/ BSI Gas Turbine Committee TC192 and MCE16 Member of Council
Institution of Mechanical Engineers 2010-16 2017-18 UK (BSI) Designated UK Expert for Cogeneration
UK (BSI) Designated UK Expert for GT/ CCGT Performance Testing
Computing Register User: State-of-Art Computer Literate. Thermodynamic Modelling. Registered User of Gatecycle and Thermoflow Power Plant Interactive Design Software.
1997 – date Power + Energy Associates Limited, United Kingdom Director and Thermal Power Consultant
1988 – 1997 Electrowatt Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland Consulting Engineer, Regional Manager
1986 – 1988 Merz and Mcclellan, United Kingdom Consulting Engineer, Country Representative
1984 – 1986 Ewbank Preece, United Kingdom Consulting Engineer
1982 – 1983 Mclellan and Partners, United Kingdom Consulting Engineer
1977 – 1982 Kennedy and Donkin, United Kingdom Consulting Engineer
1970 – 1977 Mclellan and Partners, United Kingdom Consulting Engineer
1968 – 1970 Engineering and Power Development Consultants Consulting Engineer
1964 – 1968 English Electric Company, United Kingdom Large Steam Turbine Division Turbine Design Engineer
Global Experience: Australia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Dubai, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Sabah, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Thailand, USA
1997- date Thermal Power Consultant
Director and Founder of Power + Energy Associates. He is active in undertaking assignments as Thermal Power Consultant for new and existing power plants, cogeneration and industrial energy facilities providing independent engineering services to the power and energy industries worldwide. He is experienced in all aspects of thermal power generation including conventional thermal power, steam and gas turbines, boiler plant, combined cycle projects, rehabilitation projects, industrial steam and cogeneration.
Expert personally undertakes assignments with specialist skills in carrying out studies, site investigations, due diligence, supervising/ witnessing site performance testing, performing thermal calculations and analysis, thermodynamic modelling, performance and combustion studies, review of EPC contracts, providing technical advisory services, advising on operation and maintenance, provides reports and negotiates on behalf of clients around the World.
He provides advice on the acquisition and selection of plant, project agreements for new and existing power stations, lifetime, remnant life and condition assessments. In addition advises on Fuel Supply Options including solid fuels, biomass, petroleum coke, natural gas, refinery process gas, diesel, Orimulsion, HFO and LNG.
2017 Middle East. 140MW 2GT (2+1) CCGT Plant (Siemens SGT800 gas turbines). Post start of commercial operation working with the Owner to provide a performance prediction tool for use by the plant operator.
2017 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Providing technical support and operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant (GE 9E gas turbines). This includes review and analysis of annual performance tests 17th year.
2017 Middle East. 140MW 2GT (2+1) CCGT Plant. Assigned as performance test engineer for the acceptance testing of the plant (Siemens SGT800 gas turbines). Attended and
witnessed acceptance tests over a three month period. Analysed results and subsequently prepared performance test reports on behalf of the Owner. Review of contractor reports.
2016 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Providing technical support and operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant (GE 9E gas turbines). 16th year.
2015 Combined Cycle Power Plant O+M Review. Carried out a review of O+M LTSE agreement and contractor costs and performance. Prepared a report on the O+M evaluation.
2015 Middle East. 850MW 2xSingle Shaft CCGT Plant. Assigned as performance test engineer for the acceptance testing of the plant (Alstom GT26 gas turbines) attended and witnessed all the acceptance tests for both units during three month period. Prepared a report on the plant performance.
2015 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Providing technical support and operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant (GE 9E gas turbines). Advising on gas turbine technology updates and plant operational performance assessments. Review of ongoing performance data. 15th year.
2015 Thailand. Bangkok Cogeneration. Advising on future plant configuration and further performance upgrades (GE 6F gas turbine). Providing technical support and advisory services for existing Cogeneration plant.
2014 United Kingdom. Markinch Scotland 60MW Biomass Cogeneration Plant. Providing performance test and performance advisory services. Created thermodynamic model of the plant and carried out analysis of design/ off-design performance. Provided technical support, carried out site inspections, prepared and reviewed test documentation, supervised/ witnessing of preliminary tests, and carried out the official performance acceptance testing of a new biomass fired Cogeneration plant.
2014 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Twelfth year. Providing technical support and operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant. Carried out analysis of design/ off-design performance. Advising on gas turbine and steam turbine performance assessments.
2013 United Kingdom. Continuation of assignment providing combustion expert witness services to a UK legal team in relation to a major Lignite and Biomass fuelled power plant. This entailed the review of entire combustion process and fuelproperties.
2013 United Kingdom. Markinch Scotland 60MW Biomass Cogeneration Plant. Performance Test and Performance Advisory Services. Commenced work on protocol document preparing for performance testing in 2014.
2012 United Kingdom. Continuation of assignment providing combustion expert witness services to a UK legal team in relation to a major Lignite and Biomass fuelled power plant. This entailed the review of entire combustion process and fuelproperties.
2013 Thailand. Bangkok Cogeneration. Assigned to advise on plant upgrade, re- powering and life extension. Providing technical support and advisory services for existing Cogeneration plant.
2013 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Eleventh year. Providing technical support and operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant. Advising on gas turbine and steam turbine assessments.
2012 United Kingdom. Continuation of assignment providing combustion expert witness services in an arbitration case in relation to a major Lignite and Biomass fuelled power plant. This entailed review of the entire combustion process and fuelproperties.
2012 Thailand. Bangkok Cogeneration. Technical support and advisory services for existing Cogeneration plant. Detailed feasibility study for the export of steam to nearby industrial facilities. Review of cycle performance, plant modification, study of steam and condensate pipelines.
2012 Thailand. Bangkok Cogeneration. Technical support and advisory services for existing Cogeneration plant. Carried out investigation into performance degradation including a review of the OEM analysis and advising proposals forremedy.
2012 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Tenth year. Providing technical support and operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant. Advising on plant expansion and gas turbine upgrade assessment.
2011 United Kingdom. Assignment providing combustion expert witness services in an arbitration case in relation to a major Lignite and Biomass fuelled power plant. This entailed the review of the entire combustion process and fuel properties.
2011 United Kingdom. Barking Power. Ongoing assignment since 2007. Providing advice on operational performance and upgrading all performance monitoring systems for the 1000MW Gas Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant.
2011 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Ninth year. Providing technical support and operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant. Undertaking detailed performance calculations for annual performance tests and advising on the acceptance of the plant performance.
2010 United Kingdom. Derwent Cogeneration. Undertaking a review of Performance Strategy for an existing Cogeneration plant. Prepared a detailed analysis of the plant performance and recommendations taking into account potential future options for plant operation.
2010 United Kingdom. Expert Witness. Appointed as Independent Expert in relation to Industrial Boiler Plant design. Review of the project history and claims by both parties including contract interpretation and assessment of test results. Working with legal team of the Client. Prepared an Expert Opinion presentation for the Court.
2010 Bulgaria. Maritza East III 900MW Lignite Fired Thermal Power Plant. Part of a Due Diligence team advising prospective new owner on all performance aspects (including historical data) of the newly rehabilitated power plant at Maritza in Bulgaria.
2010 United Kingdom. Barking Power. Assignment since 2007. Providing advice on operational performance and upgrading all performance monitoring systems for the 1000MW Gas Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant.
2010 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Ninth year. Providing operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant. Review of trends and degradation. Supervising annual performance tests, review of data, analysing and reporting results. Includes effluent discharges and emissions.
2010 United Kingdom. Expert Witness. Appointed to give evidence in a Legal Case concerning the design and contractual acceptance of three industrial boilers.
2009 Thailand. Map Ta Phut. Glow 3 80MW Gas Turbine Power Plant. Reviewing performance test reports and assisting the Contractor with evaluation of performance tests and reporting to Owner.
2009 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Eighth year. Providing operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant. Review of trends and degradation.
2009 Portugal. Sines Refinery Complex. 80MW Gas Fired Cogeneration Power Plant. Appointed as the Independent Third Party Witness and for the Supervision of the official performance acceptance tests on behalf of the Owner and EPC Contractor. Advising on acceptance.
2009 Bulgaria. Maritza East III 900MW Lignite Fired Thermal Power Plant. Witnessing the official performance test on the newly rehabilitated Unit 4 at Maritza on behalf of Owner’s Engineer.
2009 Canada. Nova Scotia. Review of thermal power plant Air Emissions Strategy for Electricity Regulator. Providing technical advice to parties involved in regulatory hearings including review of the available technologies. Update of earlier work.
2008-2009 China. FREP Refinery Fujian. Assigned by the International Joint Venture to study and report on the import of high pressure steam from a nearby power station. This assignment
included examining the economics and feasibility of the proposed import and integration into the Refinery complex. Study of high pressure steam pipeline.
2008-2009 Portugal. Sines Cogeneration Facility in GALP Refinery. 80MW Gas Fired Cogeneration Plant. Assigned as Independent Third Party Supervisor for performance testing. Responsible
for supervising acceptance testing on site of GE gas turbines and FW heat recovery boiler plant.
2008 Hungary. Oroszlany. Due diligence on 260MW thermal power plant with district heating fired by coal, wood chips and straw. Review of plant improvement projects and assessment of
technologies. Visited the site on behalf of potential investors. Submitted report on findings.
2008 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Seventh year. Providing operational performance advisory services for gas fired CCGT power plant. Review of trends and degradation.
2008 Pakistan. Review of a Competent Persons Report on a lignite mine and power station development for the Thar Coalfield Pakistan. Submitted report on findings.
2008 Bulgaria. Maritza East III 900MW Lignite Fired Thermal Power Plant. Witnessing the official performance test on the newly rehabilitated Unit 3 at Maritza on behalf of Owner’s
2007-2009 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Sixth year. Providing operational performance advisory services for this gas fired power plant with Steam and Gas turbines. Supervision of annual performance tests, analysing and reporting on results.
2007-2008 Northern Ireland. Kilroot. 600MW Coal Fired Thermal Power Plant. Independent assessment of performance test results before and after combustion upgrades. Performance calculations and review included thermal performance analysis and assessment of emissions test results. Visited the site and attended discussions with Owner and Contractor. Submitted reports on findings.
2007-2010 United Kingdom. Barking Power. Providing advice on operational performance and upgrading performance monitoring systems for a 1000MW Gas Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant.
2007 Bulgaria. Maritza East III 900MW Lignite Fired Thermal Power Plant. Assessment of official performance test on the newly rehabilitated Unit 1 at Maritza on behalf of Owner’s
Engineer. This is the third unit to be rehabilitated.
2006-2008 Bulgaria. Maritza East III 900MW Lignite Fired Thermal Power Plant. Further assignment to investigate the plant operational performance and carrying out a total energy audit of the plant. This assignment required the carrying out of a series of heat rate tests on newly rehabilitated plant and the non-rehabilitated units. Following the test programme carrying out an assessing of the plant overall performance, evaluating and reporting the test results.
2006-2007 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Fifth year. Providing operational performance advisory services for this gas fired power plant with Steam and Gas turbines. Supervision of annual performance tests, analysing and reporting on results.
2006 Bulgaria. Maritza East III 900MW Lignite Fired Thermal Power Plant. Witnessing the official performance test on the newly rehabilitated Unit 2 at Maritza on behalf of Owner’s Engineer. Assessing upgraded 227MW steam turbine performance. Making an evaluation of the test results, reviewing and commenting on the contractor’s test report.
2006 Canada. Nova Scotia. Lingan 640MW Thermal Power Plant Air Emissions Strategy. Selection of FGD and Low NOx technology. Providing technical advice to parties involved in regulatory hearings. Review of the available technologies and preparing reports on proposed flue gas desulphurisation and low NOx upgrades.
2005-2006 Iraq. Electrical Sector Sustainability. Assisting the UK based operations and maintenance support team and providing technical advice on the entire fleet of gas turbines and thermal plant in Iraq. Advising on implementation of a maintenance strategy with the objective to improve the steam and gas turbine performance.
2005 China. 2100MW Coal Fired Power Plant. Assisting with the Feasibility Study for a hard coal fired dedicated Thermal Power Plant to be built on the site of a 500+kt/a Aluminium
Smelter development in North West China. Assisting the Developer to complete the required technical and economic feasibility studies including the coalfield. Steam and gas turbines.
2005-2006 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Fourth year. Providing operational performance advisory services for this gas fired power plant with Steam and Gas turbines.
Supervision of annual performance tests, analysing and reporting.
2005 United Kingdom. Appointed as Supervisory Board Member for the Damhead Creek 800MW gas-fired merchant CCGT Combined Cycle power plant. Steam and gas turbines.
2004 China. 2100MW Coal Fired Power Plant. Pre- Feasibility Study for a hard coal fired Thermal Power Plant to be built on the site of a 500+kt/a Aluminium Smelter development in
North West China. Working with the team carrying out a complete technical and economic feasibility study on behalf of a Private Developer.
2004-2005 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Third year. Providing operational performance advisory services for this gas fired power plant with Steam and Gas turbines.
Supervision of annual performance tests, analysing and reporting on results. Continuing to provide support and assistance to Owner on performance improvement schemes.
2004 United Kingdom. Investigating CHP scheme to dispose of and utilise industrial waste products by gasification. The scheme will utilise an entirely new rotating gasifier process to handle difficult waste products in a very environmentally friendly manner and generate power from the resulting gas with low emissions.
2003 United Kingdom. Technical Review and Due Diligence of a large gas fired CHP Cogeneration scheme. Appointed to provide a confidential report on the future of an existing major CHP Scheme by responsible Authority. Operation and Maintenance. The report included review and status of CHP and the security of energy supplies from the scheme including the impact of the step changes in wholesale gas and electricity prices.
2003-2004 Tunisia. 470MW CCGT Plant. Ongoing assignment. Second year. Providing operational performance advisory services for this gas fired power plant with Steam and Gas turbines. Supervision of annual performance tests, analysing and reporting on results. Continuing to support and assist Owner on performance improvement schemes and improved operation tools.
2002 United Kingdom. Study and Review of the existing maintenance arrangements for a LM6000 gas turbine combined cycle cogeneration plant potential alternative maintenance arrangements. Operation and Maintenance. The Study also included the provision of individual Benchmarks, comparing these to similar installations, experience of the Consultant and those derived from plant records, Business Drivers, Financial Drivers and Maintenance Drivers. Recommendations included present maintenance Contract and possible new arrangements.
2002 Tunisia. 470MW Gas and Oil Fired CCGT Plant. Engaged by Owner as the Owner’s Performance and Test Representative advising and supervising both functional and Guarantee Performance Tests on-site on completion of the project. The assignment included reporting on the test results, review of EPC Contractors report and analysis of test results. Engaged to advise on engineering issues arising from commissioning including C&I, combustion and boiler operation. Advisor to Owner on the acceptance of the plant and arising matters.
2002 Sri Lanka. Kerawalapitiya 300MW CCGT Plant. Advising the Government of Sri Lanka on the development of this IPP Project comprising a new Distillate Fired Gas Turbine CCGT plant. Assigned as Technical Advisor to consulting team defining scope of CCGT plant, configuration, determining GOSL/ CEB requirements, preparing Bidding Requirements and Terms of Reference. The assignment included advising
Government on Operation and Maintenance considerations, pre- qualification and selection of Bidders, review of proposals and negotiation of contracts.
2001-2002 Tunisia. 470MW Gas and Oil Fired CCGT Plant. Engaged to assist the Owner during plant construction with the review of functional and performance test requirements. The assignment included review and approval of contractor test proposals. In parallel prepared a detailed Thermodynamic Performance Model to enable independent evaluation of the cycle performance using Gatecycle software. Followed on to evaluate correction curves an off- design performance.
2001 Philippines. Masinloc 660MW Coal Fired Thermal Plant. Engaged to initiate and directly supervise on-site Coal Burn Trials for two 330MW Coal Fired Boilers at Masinloc in the
Philippines. Evaluation of performance of different coal sources and Combustion Study. Provision of report on combustion and result of trials.
2000 Thailand. Nong Khae Cogeneration – Saraburi. Engaged by Owner to supervise the on-site guarantee performance tests of a 126MW Gas Fired Cogeneration plant at Nong Khae in
Thailand. Review and analysis of the contractor’s formal test report and detailed analysis of test data. Reviewed Combustion issues. Report submitted.
2000-2002 India. Rain Calcining Cogeneration Plant. Pet Coke Fluidised Bed Boilers. Operation and Maintenance of Pet Coke fired plant. Providing ongoing assistance to the Plant
Management. Review of monthly operational data and providing advice as required. Engaged to make periodic visits to Plant in India. Preparation of monthly operational reports on behalf of foreign co-Owner. Two performance tests carried out.
2000-2001 United Kingdom. TXU Power Europe – Citigen London. Engaged by Owner to carry out an investigation into the failures of three Gas Fired Standby Boilers. Carried out inspections of the boilers, initiated and supervised test programme, prepared detailed report with recommendations. Combustion study. Worked directly with Legal team providing support for legal case.
2000 Philippines. Sual 1200MW Coal Fired Thermal Plant. Engaged to initiate and supervise on- site Coal Burn Trials on two 609MW Coal Fired Boilers at Sual, Philippines. Carried out combustion study. Undertook evaluation of performance from different coalsources. Provided report on combustion and the result of coal burn trials.
2000 United Kingdom. Engaged by Client in USA to carry out investigation and report on the status of UK Coal Fired Power Generation. Assignment included reporting on the status of coal fired power generation in the UK, environmental constraints, gas v. coal and expected changes to the regulatory framework.
1999-2000 India. Cogeneration Plant. Petcoke Fluidised Bed Boilers. Site investigation and Re-Start of Petcoke fired plant. On site investigation on behalf of the Independent Engineer. Work included site inspection of Steam Turbine, CFB and Waste Heat Boilers following major repairs. Provided technical advice and directly supervised plant start-up and re- balancing of the turbine. Carried out plant performance tests and attended re-start over four week period. Provided for Owners and review of operation data, final report, giving further assistance and advice after initial operation period.
1999-2006 United Kingdom. Seven Year appointment. Assigned as Supervisory Board Member for gas-fired 800MW CCGT Combined Cycle merchant power plant at Damhead Creek. Assignment included two years construction and five years operation period. Duties include making periodic visits to the project site as member of the Dispute Resolution Board, which is assigned to assist in resolving any dispute that may arise between the Parties.
1999 United Kingdom. Ferrybridge and Fiddlers Ferry 2000MW Coal Fired Power Plants. Engaged to assist the Technical Advisor to the Lead Banks and Lenders for the completion of Project Financing following the sale of these two plants to Edison Mission. Review of reports and co-ordination of Technical Due Diligence. The work included detailed review of load factors, operating regime and O+M investment plans. Verified financial model inputs. Reviewed combustion, Coal and environmental strategies. Lead technical presenter to participating Banks during Syndication period and Financing.
1999 United Kingdom. Ferrybridge and Fiddlers Ferry 2000MW Coal Fired Power Plants. Engaged by prospective Buyer to carry out Due Diligence of the eight 500MW units. Establishing basis
for Private Project Financing. Detailed review of all project documentation, technical specifications, contracts, operation and maintenance records, plant history, remnant life assessment,
condition reports, and thermal performance. Visits made to both sites, examined records and carried out detailed inspections on both plants. Coal and environmental strategies. Assisted with Acquisition Proposal.
1999 Argentina. Industrial Cogeneration – Engaged by UK Consultant to carry out thermodynamic and cycle analysis studies for 700MW Gas Turbine based Industrial Cogeneration plant in South America. Fuel options included Natural Gas, Refinery Gas and HFO. Plant options included advanced technology single shaft gas turbines and major process steam usage. Carried out analysis of thermodynamic cycle and configuration using GT Pro/ GT Master and Thermoflex programmes.
1999 Teeside United Kingdom. ICI Wilton Industrial Coal Fired Cogeneration Facility. Assisting with Due Diligence of existing Coal Fired Boilers, Power Plant and Utilities. Carried out review of documentation, specifications, power purchase, steam, and utility purchase agreements, history, condition reports, remnant life, combustion and thermal performance. Site visits and plant inspections. Coal and environmental strategies. Follow up assignment to provide assistance to Banks up to Financial Close.
1998-1999 Thailand. Advisor to SE Asia Power Plant Developer. Advisor to group actively developing Cogeneration facilities throughout SE Asia including Operation and Maintenance considerations. Assisting the developer by providing specific technical expertise and other advice as required.
1998 Thailand. Advising private Power Generator in Thailand on the feasibility of purchasing a completed gas turbine combined cycle power plant with the intention of moving the plant. Review of Operation and Maintenance and due diligence.
1998 Central America – Industrial Cogeneration. Provided due diligence and technical assistance to Lenders Engineer for 300MW Gas Turbine Cogeneration Facility in Central America. Reported on project agreements including EPC contracts, proposed Power Sales Contract and Fuel Supply contracts. Examined basis of Project Financing. Task included examination of project
boundaries, sales/ purchase aspects including O+M.
1994-1997 Thailand – Thermal Power Consultant. Resident Manager. Resident in Thailand for Electrowatt Engineering. Advising clients and participating in Privatisation Projects and the development of Coal and Gas Fired IPP Power Plant projects throughout South East Asia. Proposals Included Gas, Lignite and Coal fired power projects. Working with Financial and Legal Advisors.
1997 Indonesia. Feasibility Study for Asem Asem Lignite Fired Thermal Power Plant. Undertaking technical and economic feasibility study. Carried out the investigations for a privately financed 130MW Lignite fired thermal power plant to be located at Asem Asem (Banjarmasin, Kalimantan). Investigated and reviewed Site and Plant Options.
1995-1997 Thailand. Operation and Maintenance Consultant. Providing Operation and Maintenance Advisory/ Technical Support services for various gas- fired gas turbine Cogeneration plants in Thailand. Recruited key personnel, negotiated agreements, supervised plant management, and technical services.
1995-1996 Thailand. Resident Advisor IPP Projects. Advising Private Sector Developers in Thailand. Working in-house advising directly consortium and legal/ financial advisors. Assisted with the preparation and negotiation of various IPP submissions to EGAT, Thailand. Proposals totalled 4500MW using state-of-art technology for Coal, Natural Gas, Liquid Fuel, and Orimulsion fired plants.
Advisor to the BLCP 1400MW Coal Fired IPP, Map Ta Phut Thailand. Working with project sponsors (Banpu, Loxley, Powergen and CRA) during project development phase. EPC selection and submission of IPP Bid (2x700MW) and submitting to EGAT.
Advisor to the Bo Win 1400MW Gas Fired IPP Project, Rayong Province Thailand. Working with project sponsors during project development phase. EPC selection and submission of IPP bid to EGAT.
1995 Thailand. Independent Performance Engineer for EGAT Mae Moh 2645 MW Lignite Fired Thermal Power Plant. Supervising guarantee performance testing at site for the Mae Moh 300MW Lignite Fired Thermal Plants (Units 12&13). Tested lignite-fired boilers, steam turbo generators and cooling systems. Reviewed contractors test reports and prepared final report for EGAT.
1994-1995 Thailand. COCO – Thai Cogeneration Public Company. Independent Performance Engineer to assess performance of Utilities Plant. Steam Generation, Water Treatment and 300MW Gas
Turbine Power Generation facilities supplying utilities and services to Industrial and Petrochemical Complex. Arranged, supervised and co-ordinated performance testing by Contractor.
1992-1995 Indonesia – Resident Manager Thermal Power. Electrowatt Engineering Based in Indonesia. Directing teams in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Responsible for strategic planning and development of thermal power business.
1994-1995 Indonesia. Assignment: Mampun Pandan Lignite Fired Power Plant Project Client: Major Public Company in Thailand Minemouth IPP coal fired Power Plant Project in Sumatra, Indonesia. Undertaking technical and economic feasibility study.
1993-1995 Indonesia. Assignment: Banjarmasin Lignite Fired Power Plant Project. Client: Indonesian State Electricity Agency (PLN). Assigned as Project Management Board Member for 130MW Minemouth coal fired power plant. Coal Fired Boilers. Reviewed project implementation and project policy matters.
1992-1994 Indonesia. Assignment: Tanjung Priok Gas Turbine / CCGT Plant Conversion Project. Led team evaluating the rehabilitation of a 200MW Gas Turbine plant. Site Investigations. Feasibility Study. Thermodynamic Studies. Technical & Economic Evaluations. Major rehabilitation programme of 50MW gas turbines and fuel conversion.
1993 Malaysia. Assignment: Melawa (Sabah) 50MW IPP Project. Prepared IPP Submission to the Malaysian Government. The first IPP project awarded and achieving financial close in Malaysia. 12.5MW fuel oil diesel engine generators. Analysed Plant Performance and lifetime O+M Costs.
1993 Malaysia. Assignment: State of Sabah 120MW Sepangar Bay Power Plant. IPP proposal for submission to Government. Investigated Site, Plant Options and Transmission. Carried out a detailed review of the State of Sabah Power Load Forecast for the period 1991 – 2020.
1988-1992 State of Bahrain. Arabian Gulf Resident Manager. Resident in Bahrain. Electrowatt Engineering. Managing the Aluminium Bahrain 300kt/a Smelter Expansion Project. Expansion of aluminium production and power generation facilities. Directing team of 30+ qualified engineers (all disciplines). Conversion of five gas turbines to combined cycle power plant.
1986-1988 Projects Director. Merz and Mclellan. Director of Projects. Resident in Saudi Arabia handling all Merz and McLellan business in the Kingdom reporting to responsible UK Partner. Directed four project teams comprising 40 engineers.
1984-1986 Chief Resident Engineer. Malaysia. Ewbank Preece. Resident in Malaysia. Responsible for the Paka 1000MW Combined Cycle Power Plant Malaysia. Entire project site including the construction and commissioning of the first ever Combined Cycle Plant built in Malaysia with 90 supporting staff and 25 contracts.
1983 Energy Advisor / Project Manager. Mclellan + Partners. Based in UK. Reporting directly to Responsible Partner. Advisor on energy efficiency and energy related projects in Steel, Petrochemical, Brewing, and Pharmaceutical Industries.
1982 Chief Resident Engineer – Dubai UAE. Kennedy and Donkin. Resident in Dubai. 500kt/a Aluminium Smelter for Dubai Aluminium Company, United Arab Emirates. Overall In-Charge of 625MW Gas Turbine Power Plant, Heat Recovery Plant, 30 Mill. GPD Sea Water Desalination Plant.
1977 Power Plant Advisor. Mexico. Mclellan + Partners. Based in Mexico. 1975-77. Technical Advisor for 1,000,000 t/yr Integrated Iron and Steel Complex for the Government of Mexico. Design, construction and commissioning of Steam Power Plant, Fuel Supplies, Air Separation plant and mechanical services.
1970 Engineering Power Development Consultants. Group mechanical engineer Alcan Lynemouth Smelter UK 170kt/a Aluminium Smelter 390MW Coal Fired Reheat Boilers and Steam Turbine Units.
1968 Steam Turbine Design Engineer. English Electric / GEC Alstom. Employed as Turbine Design Engineer at English Electric (GEC Alstom) Rugby UK. Thermodynamic Performance Specialist working on basic steam turbine design, blade/ rotor layout and design, thermodynamics and cycle heat balances for 30-1100MW conventional thermal, nuclear and advanced thermal cycles. Sponsored by company as Industrial Student to Universityof Warwick Postgraduate Course in Turbine Technology.
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