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LNG FUNDAMENTALS

LNG FUNDAMENTALS

Master the essential Commercial and Technical Forces driving the Global LNG Value Chain

14 – 16 MARCH 2017, KUALA LUMPUR

About The Course

The 21st century has been coined the century of gas. The course will address the fundamental technical and economic factors that have driven and will drive the successful development of natural gas reserves by means of an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. The current exponential growth in the use of natural gas through international trade in LNG is explored.

Course Overview

The course contrasts the technical and commercial differences between LNG and natural gas to point out benefits and constraints that arise from the LNG option. A description is given of the elements in the “gas chain” which apply to LNG and of drivers that would lead to optimisation of design and commercial operation. The range and role of relevant parties to a successful LNG project are described. Regulatory authorities are also concerned with LNG safety, which is covered in detail. Ways and means by which a new entrant to a proposed LNG project may ensure an investment that meets expectations.

Actual case histories will be used frequently to demonstrate learning points. Case histories and exercises will deal with examples taken from international and local experience.

An introduction to terminology and practical “rules of thumb” should further enhance the participant’s ability to immediately contribute to a successful gas project – and to ask the right questions to test and improve the viability of a proposed project.

Learning Outcomes

On completion, participants in the course will be able to

  • Understand the special characteristics of LNG which both broaden and yet constrain the commercial and technical links in the “gas chain”
  • Generate options for market development proposals Understand risks and their mitigation
  • Negotiate more effectively the terms of LNG sales agreements
  • Understand the perspectives of the investor, the operator, the customer and government towards the LNG project Recognise political and diplomatic implications of international trade in LNG

Who Should Attend

LNG project development executives are drawn from both technical (E&P geoscience and engineering) and non-technical (commercial, finance and legal) backgrounds. Participants who have recently joined an LNG market development team, perhaps with expertise in one area of gas development, will benefit from the course by obtaining a good grounding of all other areas

Course Faculty - Michael Williams & Richard Harrison

Michael Williams

Michael is a consultant and a board member of the Western Australia Gas Panel of Experts

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is an energy professional with worldwide experience particularly in gas and LNG, most recently in China and Taiwan. As Managing Director (Gas & Power) for Shell in China, was acknowledged as a major influence in the change of China’s energy policy to import LNG and to utilize gas. He has expertise in all phases of the gas and LNG business, and is acknowledged by industry experts, Governments and Government Expert Committees. Now a consultant and Board Member. Has consulted worldwide on all aspects of gas and LNG. Member of the Western Australia Gas Panel of Experts.

 

His influence on the development of energy policy in China and in Taiwan was recognised by the Energy Working Group of APEC and by the associated policy development body, APERC (Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre, based in Tokyo). For the past 4 years, has been invited to recommend energy policies to APERC and to critique energy policies developed by APERC. He has extensive experience of working with Joint Venture partners, including as a senior member of the management of the actual JV team. As Technical and Planning Manager in the Venezuelan LNG Project was responsible for all technical and planning aspects. As LNG Manager in the Sakhalin LNG Project, led all LNG planning for the project. Led the consortium of Shell, Marubeni and Osaka Gas to bid for the Guangdong LNG Project. He was the inaugural manager of the Onshore Treatment Plant of the North West Shelf LNG Project in Karratha. Set up the organisation and managed the start‐up and operation of the plant. He  has  always  maintained  a  keen  interest  and  capability  in  the technology of the gas and LNG business, and is respected by consultants and industry commentators for insight into the technology and its business applications

Richard Harrison

Richard has more than 30 year of experience in the LNG field

Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison is a private consultant in the field of natural gas market development and is interested also in the integration of commercial and environmental opportunities offered by the use of natural gas. Mr. Harrison was formerly with the Shell Group of Companies for 30 years.  His final post was General Manager, Natural Gas and Project Development Manager for Shell in China from 1997 to 2001. His main responsibility was to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project, as well as sales and Marketing of natural gas, in China. Mr. Harrison acted as the Shell delegate on the Joint Venture Project Committee of the Australian North West Shelf LNG project between 1993 and 1997. During that period he was also seconded part‐time to COAG Natural Gas Taskforce (to develop a national gas regulatory regime) to coordinate and report on the deliberations of the Upstream Working Group. Prior to that, Mr. Harrison  was  involved in managing the application of onshore and offshore  technologies  for  Shell’s  own  exploration  and  production  programme  ‐  the  successful  development of  gas projects for base and peak load duties in the UK Southern North Sea gas province, gas and oil venture assessments in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and deep‐water gas and oil discoveries in The Philippines. Before joining Shell in 1972, Mr. Harrison worked for two years as a Field Geophysicist in Central Australia and Papua New Guinea for the Australian Government, Bureau of Mineral Resources (now ‘Geoscience Australia’) and for a further two years as a field party leader in Central Australia for a private exploration contracting company.

Topics Covered

  • Characteristics of Natural Gas & LNG
  • Natural Gas Exploration and Pipeline GasDelivery
  • Gas Liquefaction Processes
  • LNG Shipping and Terminal Issues
  • LNG Safety
  • Business Structure of an LNG project
  • International Competition for LNG Markets
  • Integrated LNG Project “Rules of Thumb”
  • LNG Outlook and Future Trends
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 25 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

LNG FUNDAMENTALS – Oct

LNG FUNDAMENTALS

Master the essential Commercial and Technical Forces driving the Global LNG Value Chain

10 – 12 OCTOBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

The 21st century has been coined the century of gas. The course will address the fundamental technical and economic factors that have driven and will drive the successful development of natural gas reserves by means of an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. The current exponential growth in the use of natural gas through international trade in LNG is explored.

Course Overview

The course contrasts the technical and commercial differences between LNG and natural gas to point out benefits and constraints that arise from the LNG option. A description is given of the elements in the “gas chain” which apply to LNG and of drivers that would lead to optimisation of design and commercial operation. The range and role of relevant parties to a successful LNG project are described. Regulatory authorities are also concerned with LNG safety, which is covered in detail. Ways and means by which a new entrant to a proposed LNG project may ensure an investment that meets expectations.

Actual case histories will be used frequently to demonstrate learning points. Case histories and exercises will deal with examples taken from international and local experience.

An introduction to terminology and practical “rules of thumb” should further enhance the participant’s ability to immediately contribute to a successful gas project – and to ask the right questions to test and improve the viability of a proposed project.

Learning Outcomes

On completion, participants in the course will be able to

  • Understand the special characteristics of LNG which both broaden and yet constrain the commercial and technical links in the “gas chain”
  • Generate options for market development proposals Understand risks and their mitigation
  • Negotiate more effectively the terms of LNG sales agreements
  • Understand the perspectives of the investor, the operator, the customer and government towards the LNG project Recognise political and diplomatic implications of international trade in LNG

Who Should Attend

LNG project development executives are drawn from both technical (E&P geoscience and engineering) and non-technical (commercial, finance and legal) backgrounds. Participants who have recently joined an LNG market development team, perhaps with expertise in one area of gas development, will benefit from the course by obtaining a good grounding of all other areas

Course Faculty - Michael Williams & Richard Harrison

Michael Williams

Michael is a consultant and a board member of the Western Australia Gas Panel of Experts

Michael Williams

Michael Williams is an energy professional with worldwide experience particularly in gas and LNG, most recently in China and Taiwan. As Managing Director (Gas & Power) for Shell in China, was acknowledged as a major influence in the change of China’s energy policy to import LNG and to utilize gas. He has expertise in all phases of the gas and LNG business, and is acknowledged by industry experts, Governments and Government Expert Committees. Now a consultant and Board Member. Has consulted worldwide on all aspects of gas and LNG. Member of the Western Australia Gas Panel of Experts.

 

His influence on the development of energy policy in China and in Taiwan was recognised by the Energy Working Group of APEC and by the associated policy development body, APERC (Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre, based in Tokyo). For the past 4 years, has been invited to recommend energy policies to APERC and to critique energy policies developed by APERC. He has extensive experience of working with Joint Venture partners, including as a senior member of the management of the actual JV team. As Technical and Planning Manager in the Venezuelan LNG Project was responsible for all technical and planning aspects. As LNG Manager in the Sakhalin LNG Project, led all LNG planning for the project. Led the consortium of Shell, Marubeni and Osaka Gas to bid for the Guangdong LNG Project. He was the inaugural manager of the Onshore Treatment Plant of the North West Shelf LNG Project in Karratha. Set up the organisation and managed the start‐up and operation of the plant. He  has  always  maintained  a  keen  interest  and  capability  in  the technology of the gas and LNG business, and is respected by consultants and industry commentators for insight into the technology and its business applications

Richard Harrison

Richard has more than 30 year of experience in the LNG field

Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison is a private consultant in the field of natural gas market development and is interested also in the integration of commercial and environmental opportunities offered by the use of natural gas. Mr. Harrison was formerly with the Shell Group of Companies for 30 years.  His final post was General Manager, Natural Gas and Project Development Manager for Shell in China from 1997 to 2001. His main responsibility was to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project, as well as sales and Marketing of natural gas, in China. Mr. Harrison acted as the Shell delegate on the Joint Venture Project Committee of the Australian North West Shelf LNG project between 1993 and 1997. During that period he was also seconded part‐time to COAG Natural Gas Taskforce (to develop a national gas regulatory regime) to coordinate and report on the deliberations of the Upstream Working Group. Prior to that, Mr. Harrison  was  involved in managing the application of onshore and offshore  technologies  for  Shell’s  own  exploration  and  production  programme  ‐  the  successful  development of  gas projects for base and peak load duties in the UK Southern North Sea gas province, gas and oil venture assessments in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, and deep‐water gas and oil discoveries in The Philippines. Before joining Shell in 1972, Mr. Harrison worked for two years as a Field Geophysicist in Central Australia and Papua New Guinea for the Australian Government, Bureau of Mineral Resources (now ‘Geoscience Australia’) and for a further two years as a field party leader in Central Australia for a private exploration contracting company.

Topics Covered

Characteristics of Natural Gas & LNG

Natural Gas Exploration and Pipeline GasDelivery

Gas Liquefaction Processes

LNG Shipping and Terminal Issues

LNG Safety

Business Structure of an LNG project

International Competition for LNG Markets

Integrated LNG Project “Rules of Thumb”

LNG Outlook and Future Trends

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 25 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

FUNDAMENTALS OF SUPERCRITICAL & ULTRA-SUPER CRITICAL COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

FUNDAMENTALS OF SUPERCRITICAL & ULTRA-SUPER CRITICAL COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

27 - 28 NOVEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Supercritical and ultra-supercritical coal-fired combustion systems operate at higher temperatures and pressures and can achieve enhanced thermal efficiencies [in excess of 45% HHV] compared to conventional sub-critical pulverised coal combustion units.

The supercritical plants can also achieve significant reductions per KWh in CO2 emissions.

Supercritical steam cycle technology has been utilised commercially since the 1980s and is becoming the system of choice for new coal-fired plants in many countries – particularly the new generation of coal-fired generation units being constructed throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.

Ultra-supercritical units are now commercially available and can achieve higher thermal efficiencies. During the next decade new ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant will achieve thermal efficiencies of up to 50% HHV.

Operating at higher temperatures and pressures is achieved by the redesign of power plants – including the boiler and heat recovery systems. New plants utilise advanced steel alloys which minimise corrosion and allow higher load factors. However, plant operators have to be fully aware of the challenges of using coal as a fuel.

Other coal combustion technologies [including circulating fluidised bed combustion systems] are also adopting supercritical technologies

– which will allow further improvements in plant thermal efficiencies.

This training course will provide a detailed understanding of the concepts of supercritical combustion

Learning Outcomes

This two-day training course will be valuable to anyone seeking to obtain an understanding of the fundamental technical, economic and environmental issues affecting the development of the new generation of coal-fired plant which utilise higher efficiency supercritical technologies.

Who Should Attend

The following professionals from utilities companies, coal producers, coal technology companies, consultancies, Government and regulatory bodies, plus financial institutions will find this training course of value:

  • Coal sector consultants and market representatives
  • Power Engineering Professionals
  • Energy R&D Executives
  • Process Engineers
  • Plant Developers and Project Managers
  • Environmental Managers
  • EPCIC Executives
  • Governmental Regulators
  • New investment or capital funding executives

Course Faculty - Dr Andrew W. Cox, Manager, Energy Intelligence & Marketing Research.

Dr Andrew W. Cox

Manager, Energy Intelligence & Marketing Research

Dr Andrew W. Cox

Since May 1995 Dr Cox has been an independent energy and environmental consultant. He specialises in consultancy work in the coal and energy sectors in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.  Recent consultancy work has involved project and background studies covering climate change issues, economic appraisals and evaluations of coal to liquids technologies, surface coal mining projects, and a global market survey of virtual reality training systems in the mining sector.
Dr Cox was Editor of the monthly newsletter UK Coal Review from 1991 to 1999. The newsletter examined all aspects of the UK coal sector – including: coal production in underground and surface mines; UK power station sector; coal imports and transportation; corporate and related policy developments.  In 2000 Dr Cox co-authored a book Digging Up Trouble [with Huw Beynon and Ray Hudson, published by Rivers Oram Press] – which examined the environmental, social, economic and political issues surrounding the UK opencast coal sector.

 

Since the late-1980s Dr Cox has written or contributed to a wide range of energy and environmental publications – with recent papers and articles dealing with clean coal technologies, the development of coal to liquid technologies, carbon capture and storage, and second generation biofuels.

 

Recent articles, papers and reports have covered a wide range of topics – including:

  • International Clean Coal Projects;
  • Reviews of the Indian and Chinese Coal Sectors,
  • Drax Power Station; Coalbed Methane;
  • Coal Liquefaction Technologies and Project Developments;
  • Future of Global Oil Supplies;
  • Climate Change Policies; Sustainability and Carbon Neutral Cities,
  • Offshore Renewable Energy Systems;
  • Energy efficiency developments – including equipment and technology developments – Low Energy Housing, Energy Efficiency in Data Centres and other buildings.

 

His academic qualifications include:

  • Doctorate in Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK,

Thesis title: “Future Strategies for Coal in the United Kingdom”

  • MSc Degree Course: Environmental Technology (Energy Policy Option)

Imperial College, University of London

  • BSc (Hons) Degree Course: Human Environmental Science

King’s College, University of London

 

Dr Cox is also a Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London

Topics Covered

  • Setting the scene – international developments
  • Pulverised Fuel (PF) technologies and power plant designs
  • Fuel quality issues
  • Review of Supercritical (SC) and Ultra-Supercritical (USC) technologies
  • Other technical features in supercritical power plants
  • Case Studies of supercritical and ultra-supercritical plants
  • Overview of international RD&D Programmes into the development of Advanced-USC Technologies
  • Scheduled for commercialisation before 2030
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

04 - 05 DECEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Get to know what it takes to Contract Manage major international Power & Utility EPC-Contracts.

This 2 day course begins with a review of the contemporary Contract Manager’s role in major construction contracts. The course provides for a comprehensive insight into the essential elements of construction contract law relevant to contract formation and performance.

The course modules are divided into three project phases from project inception to project completion. In the contract definition phase participants will learn aspects of contracting strategy, procurement process, and the preparation of contract documents. This will help them to select appropriate procurement methods, forms of contract and negotiate core contract clauses.

The contract implementation phase covers the management of essential contract clauses, installing appropriate contract processes, the control of changes and risks, and maintaining the appropriate communications and project records.The contract close-out phase covers the documentation of the parties’ fulfillment of their contract obligations, as well as causes of claims, and some fundamentals of claim strategy, management and methodologies.

Practical workshops in contract drafting and claim resolution are interspersed with the presentation modules to enhance understanding and cement the skill sets learned. The course ends with a review of ways to deal with some occasional but potentially severe impact events and circumstances.

Learning Outcomes

Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track construction projects frequently suffer financial loss that could have been mitigated by effective Contract Management. Appropriate practical “know how” of Contract Management techniques will improve your ability to take appropriate steps, or to obtain necessary advice, to avoid or manage such risks.

 

This training course will equip you with the following:

  • Acquire understanding of the nature, tasks, and importance of Contract Management;
  • Learn relevant key contract and legal issues relevant to running an international construction project;
  • Appreciate contractual issues in procurement and a skill set in identifying and negotiation core contract defining clauses;
  • Better manage the essential contract clauses during project implementation;
  • Improve your skills in dealing with claims and disputes;

Who Should Attend

All commercial, engineering and construction level project decision makers from the Power & Utilities industry including:

  • Project Managers and Construction Managers;
  • Design Managers and Lead Engineers;
  • Contract Managers and Contract Engineers;
  • Project Controls and Planning Engineers;
  • Quantity Surveyors;
  • In-House Legal Counsel and Legal Professionals working in the energy construction industry.

Course Faculty - Ben Crossley

BSc Hons, MICE CEng, LL.B Hons, CIArb

Former Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler

Ben Crossley

Ben is a contracts specialist in energy, power and utilities construction.  Over a 20‐year period, Ben has worked for contractors and consultants on construction projects encompassing CCGT, coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and wastewater treatment and tunneling projects in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. In the recent past, Ben has worked on contract and claims management of energy construction projects on Singapore’s Jurong Island. Prior to his current role Ben was previously a Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and a Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler.  Ben is a delivery-focused expert who understands the interaction between complex engineering processes and the contractual and commercial implications. He believes in a systematic common sense   approach. Ben graduated with degree in civil engineering in 1987 and qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer in 1992. He then specialised in contract management / consultancy, and in 2000 graduated with a second degree in law. Ben is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Association of Project Management (UK), Society of Construction Law (Singapore), and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore).

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“The course is helpful as it has identified many useful points for contract management, identified the challenges and how to deal effectively with the various issues.” – Project Engineer, Tuas Power Utilities Pte Ltd.

“I think this course basically is a good course with active discussion amongst the speakers and delegates” – Senior Associate, Mararim & Tairas

“Good insight about contract management in 2 days” –  Nicolas Leong, Senior Business Development Engineer, Lanco International Pte Ltd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

THE 4 PILLARS OF TRANSFORMER CONDITION MONITORING

THE 4 PILLARS OF TRANSFORMER CONDITION MONITORING

04 – 06 DECEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course covers the fundamentals of transformer condition monitoring and asset management procedures. It emphasizes on the technical background on which decisions are based. This course will give the participants valuable knowledge which will support their directives and decisions in their daily challenges, instead of an over reliance on technologies such on‐line condition monitoring systems to interpret data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an overview on asset management procedures and techniques for transformers.
  • Acquire an understanding of the 4 pillars of condition monitoring: DGA, Record keeping, Visual inspection and Routine off line tests (Bushing, OLTC).
  • Interpret test results and understand interrelationship of various tests conducted.

Delivery Method

Instructor‐Led with hands on training on Transformer components plus On‐Load Tap Changer inspection.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for middle to senior asset engineers, asset managers and engineers dealing with specification, operation, maintenance and protection of power transformers.

Course Faculty - Max Philipp

Max Philipp

CIGRE member and chairman of the local A2 transformer working group

 

Max Philipp

 

Max has over 28 years’ experience in the field of Transformers, Substations and Management.  In his previous engagement, Max worked for Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH of Germany.

 

In his career he led successfully 2 of their subsidiaries.  The first one was Reinhausen Australia, and his last engagement was as Managing Director for Reinhausen Asia Pacific in Malaysia.

 

His customer base included Power Utilities, High & Medium Voltage Substations, Transformer Manufacturers and Industrial customers in the Asia Pacific region.  Max left Reinhausen in 2010 and established MP Consult Sdn Bhd in Malaysia where he currently works as a Consultant and Trainer.

 

His technical expertise includes Voltage regulation, Commissioning of OLTC, Selection Criteria’s for Power Transformers, Technical Understanding & Evaluation of Products and Fault Prevention & Damage Investigation.

 

Max is a CIGRE member and is the head of the local A2 transformer working group of CIGRE Malaysian National Committee.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Great to have real hand on experience at off line real substation. Very  experience instructor. Very warm reception and great foods”  – Senior Manager, ABB Malaysia S/B

“This program is good for fresh engineers who involve in technical and  investigation which is part of Suruhanjaya Tenaga Task” – Head of Unit, Suruhanjaya Tenaga

“Good hands on experience” – Engineer, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

EXCITATION SYSTEMS

EXCITATION SYSTEMS

Get a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

24 – 25 OCTOBER, 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

The two day course is designed for electrical engineers and operational staff involved in power generation. The content is relevant for all types of generation involving synchronous machines; from traditional coal, oil, gas and hydro, to offshore and nuclear. The course will give delegates a firm understanding in the operation of excitation control systems along with an appreciation of the different types available and the numerous systems offered by the major manufacturers.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn about:

  • Fundamentals of the synchronous machine
  • The generator capability diagram
  • Excitation system components
  • Excitation system control theory
  • Parallel operation of generators
  • Brushless / Rotating excitation systems
  • Static excitation systems
  • Power System Stabilisers
  • Transmission company compliance
  • IEEE Excitation Standards

Who Should Attend

  • Electrical engineers involved in power generation both onshore and offshore
  • Power plant operational staff

Course Faculty - Douglas Cope

Douglas Cope

Electrical Engineer at

Excitation and Engineering Services Ltd

Douglas has been working in the EC&I field for 23 years in a variety of industries; the last 13 of those in power generation. He has worked as a senior design engineer for Alstom Electrical Machines where he designed and commissioned excitation control systems for coal, oil, nuclear, gas and hydro generation plants from 1MW to 1,200MW worldwide. The last two years of his time at Alstom were spent as Engineering Manager for the excitation controls division.

 

He subsequently moved to RWE nPower as their Lead Excitation Engineer, responsible for the excitation systems of RWE’s entire UK fleet plus numerous third party utility companies.

 

In 2011 he set up an independent excitation system consultancy company and now provides consultancy services and training to most of the major UK utility companies, plus companies in Europe, Asia and the US.

“Excellent course on Excitation Systems. Highly recommended ”
– S.Manager, TNB REMACO
“ A very useful course and well organised”
– Head of Electrical Engineering,Shell Refining Company
“This course very helpful and useful for those whose work related with power generation to get more understanding on excitation systems to troubleshoot and maintenance”
– Engineer, TNB
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

ADVANCED PROJECT FINANCE FOR POWER PROJECTS

ADVANCED PROJECT FINANCE FOR POWER PROJECTS

25 – 27 OCTOBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

The course is designed to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of the analysis and structuring power projects on a basis that is consistent with the ability of the project to support the successful raising of project finance. Existing skills of the participants will be developed to provide a practical toolkit of techniques and approaches to the analysis and structuring of projects aimed at improving the efficiency and rigour of the project financing process.

During the course, you will follow the three foundation stones of project finance involving risk analysis, financial modelling and documentation consistent with a “non-recourse” or “limited recourse” recourse financing approach using practical examples, “real life” case studies and discussions/presentations from the analysis of these examples and case studies.

Learning Outcomes

Participants are expected to have some limited experience of project financing concepts and techniques in the power sector and to be seeking to improve their understanding and knowledge of the approach to risk analysis, the use of financial models and the commercial and financing documentation aspects of power project finance. An EXCEL financial model will be used by participants during the course to illustrate certain aspects of the course. It is therefore recommended that participants have familiarity with and a basic ability to use EXCEL software.

The course is expected to be of relevance and interest to participants from the following business sectors:

  • Power project developers
  • Lawyers
  • Bankers
  • Technical consultants
  • Construction contractors & power equipment suppliers
  • Government officers involved in power project procurement/power purchasing
  • Fuel suppliers
  • Other power service providers

Who Should Attend

Participants are expected to have some limited experience of concepts and techniques in the power sector and to be seeking to improve their understanding and knowledge of the structuring of PPAs.

The course is expected to be of relevance and interest to participants from the following business sectors:

  • Power project developers
  • Lawyers
  • Bankers
  • Technical consultants
  • Construction contractors & power equipment suppliers
  • Government officers involved in power project procurement/power purchasing
  • Fuel suppliers
  • Other power service providers

Course Faculty - Jeremy Dolphin

JeremyDolphinJeremy Dolphin has over 30 years experience as a senior banker specialising in Project Finance. He was responsible for establishing the power project financing activities at Deutsche
Bank in the late 1980’s where he was responsible for the project financing of the first independent power projects in the UK. Subsequently he worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as head of the project and export finance group in London and Société Générale where he led the project finance team responsible for power project financing in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Since leaving Société Générale in 2003, Jeremy has established an independent advisory firm, Project Financing Solutions Limited, which specialises in providing advice to private sector clients on structuring and raising finance for major infrastructure projects and also to Governments seeking to procure major infrastructure projects through private sector participation with a specific focus on projects in the power sector.
In these roles, Jeremy has been responsible for project finance lending and advisory mandates on over 70 independent power projects in his career with a value in excess of US$25 billion. In addition to providing advisory services, Jeremy also provides frequent training courses in project finance and power related topics and acts as an expert witness in disputes and arbitration cases involving independent power projects.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Market overview
  • Current developments in Project Finance
  • Effective management of the project finance process
  • Alternative Sources of Project Finance for independent power projects
  • Risk analysis in project financed independent power projects
  • Contractual Risk Allocation Issues in independent power projects
  • Renewable Energy Project Risk Issues
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

Commissioning in HV Substations

Commissioning in HV Substations

Equipment readiness for a commercial service

23 – 27 OCTOBER 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

Equipment readiness for a commercial service is proven by testing all its functions under different conditions. ‘Do not believe, until it is proven’ is the key to successful testing and satisfactory operation of electric systems. Equipment is finally proven when it is energized and tested on load during the start-up (first energisation).

Errors missed in previous stages of the project are discovered in the commissioning. During testing the engineers are exposed to high and low voltages and currents. In order to prevent injuries and damages, it is important that they are trained to fully understand the processes and plan all steps of the commissioning in advance.

Learning Outcomes

The seminar covers all aspects of testing in electrical systems, performed during construction or maintenance. It considers practical understanding of variety of tests and prescribes how to carefully plan and perform them. The final stage is the first energisation when equipment, connected to the system, is tested under load conditions. This seminar will highlight:

 

  • Commissioning planning, and process
  • Commissioning inspections
  • Commissioning / maintenance tests
  • First energisation with on load tests

 

Participants to this seminar will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the course outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. The course is designed to have an interactive format to maximize delegate participation. Questions and answers sessions are encouraged throughout the course. The case-studies are tailored to the attendees needs and various examples from practice will be discussed in problem solving workshop sessions. At the seminar, the participant will learn to:

 

Understand the testing process

  • Plan and prepare for testing
  • Plan and carry out inspections
  • Perform primary and secondary injections
  • Plan the first energisation
  • Perform on line tests
  • Consider safety aspects during testing

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals involved in projects, planning, commissioning and maintenance of electrical power systems. The following profile will greatly benefit:

  • Testing Engineers/Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers/Technicians
  • Consulting Engineers/Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Others who want a solid preparation in testing & commissioning

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

Vukan Polimac

Chartered Engineer MIET CIGRE SMEIT SAIEE

Fellow of IET, IEEE, CIGRE

Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience he provided highest quality services in system planning and analysis to major transmission and distribution and transportation companies including London Underground, National Grid Company (UK), MTRC Metro in Hong Kong, West Coast Main Line connection to NG, Scottish Power, ESB-Ireland, ESKOM-South Africa, Mauritius CEB, Balkan countries – grids of Romania and former Yugoslavia, HV network ISA-Colombia, Western Power Distribution-UK, etc.

 

Vukan’s technical expertise includes most aspects of power systems analysis, electrical asset management and railway connections to power networks where he provides solutions to technical problems and supports other field’s experts in complex assignments. He has project management skills in technical and environmental projects as well as experience in short and long-strategic term planning, maintenance and asset management, power quality analysis of transmission and generation systems, distribution, transportation and other power networks. Experienced in generation and network integration, electrical component of energy master plans as well as strategic asset replacement, he was also involved in load- forecast analysis and generation dispatching. Published papers on asset management based on projects and experience in working for distribution companies in Africa and Europe.

 

Vukan is very experienced in design, procurement, commissioning, erection and refurbishment of major projects in transmission and distribution substations up to 420 kV and hydro and thermal power plants. Served as project manager on several major projects as well as head of the Engineering Group, Vukan was responsible for final design, equipment specifications, layouts tender evaluation and commissioning. He has carried out conceptual development of protection and control philosophy for various projects as well as reviewed and approved project drawings and documents. He has applied the latest IEC standards, various codes of practice and engineering recommendations.  He has also specific experience in conceptual design of power supply for transportation and traction railway systems, defining the design principles and technical specifications for future design and privatisation process. He has analysed quality of power supply for connection of AC and DC unbalanced load to power network and published papers on practical implementation. Vukan carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

Vukan has performed technical and economic evaluations, cost benefit net present value analysis, of various transmission and distribution schemes and electrical equipment. He carried out a number of asset evaluation analysis on electrical equipment and published papers on asset management, reliability and maintenance. He has performed equipment assessment and residual life prediction as part of strategic asset management analysis for a major underground transportation company in Asia. His duties have also included equipment arrangement optimisation in particular reliability aspect in terms of failure rate and financial consequences as non-supplied energy to the consumers.

Topics Covered

  • Commissioning Tests for Transformers

  • Commissioning Tests for HV Cables

  • Commissioning Tests for Earthing System

  • Commissioning Tests for Protection

  • Commissioning Tests for Control System

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE POWER INDUSTRY

COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE POWER INDUSTRY

25 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

In the Power & Utilities Industry it is a requirement, both contractual and in some areas legislative, to ensure effective internal systems are in place which support employee development and provide evidence of their competence. A Competence Management System (CMS), correctly developed and applied provides employees and organisations with the tools to demonstrate competence and contributes to career development of the individual and the business as a whole.

The 3 day Competency Management systems course focuses on Competence Management Systems (CMS) which are typically in use within Industry, their structure and process development requirements. In addition the course details the assessment process, the role of the competence assessors within the organisation and the relationship between competence management and training provision.

CMS

Learning Outcomes

The following topics will be covered:

  • The role that competence plays in the Power Industry.
  • Competence Assurance Management.
  • Benefits to the organisation.
  • Benefits to individuals.
  • Relationship between competence management and training provision.
  • Examples of Competence Management Systems.
  • What needs to be in place to run a Competence Management System.
  • Implementation of a Competence Management System.
  • Internal Quality Assurance of a Competence Management System.
  • Roles within the Competence Management System
  • Choosing Internal Quality Assurers and Assessors for the System.
  • Assessment Processes.
  • Assessment Methods.
  • Potential External Standards

Who Should Attend

This is suitable for those who are responsible for

  • Employee Competence & Capability Development
  • Human Resource Development
  • Training
  • Safety and Employee Talent Management

Course Faculty - Gill Payne and Gary Payne

Gill Payne

Gill Payne has over 20 years of international experience working for the Power industry to help companies to implement Competency Management Systems.

She has extensive experience in working with organisations to guide them in the development of Internal Quality Assurance systems and procedures. This has lead to individuals achieving internationally recognised Internal Quality Assurer and Assessor qualifications via the City and Guilds of London Institute.

As part of this, she has trained those who are responsible for running the system. Gill has worked with Scottish Hydro on the development of their competency framework, and thereafter trained internal Assessors and Verifiers (now called Internal Quality Assurers). She has also been training National Grid’s Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers on the electricity side since 1993 and on the gas side for a year. She has also worked with them to revise and develop their assessment and internal quality assurance systems. This covers both the electricity and the gas transmission and distribution side of the business and supports both externally accredited qualifications and internal competence standards. She is also working with them to enable their trainers to gain trainer qualifications.

She has worked with 2 other power companies (who have subsequently been subsumed into Centrica) to enable them to obtain approval from City and Guilds to offer qualifications. This has included the development of the systems to match the qualifications and Assessor and IQA training. She was involved in a similar project with Eastern Electricity and Keadby Power Station (owned by Scottish and Southern).

She currently trains RWEnPower’s Assessors and IQAs and have helped them to refine their system, and also delivers Contract Management to RWE sites in Great Britain and abroad. Other clients include British Nuclear Fuels, British Energy, Powergen, International Power and Eggborough Power

Gary Payne

Gary Payne has supported Gill in the development of systems and procedures. He has extensive experience in the development of IT systems to support Competence Management Systems.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“The course has provided very comprehensive overview of how CMS should be developed and implemented in the company. Great knowledge gained.”, – Singapore Power

“I have benefited from the 3 – day workshop and is more confident of implementing CMS.” – Senoko Energy Pte Ltd

“Excellent training materials. Gill and Gary was able to clearly articulate the principles, purpose of the course.” – Energy Market Authority

“Well organised training.” – Senoko Energy Pte Ltd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

COMBINED CYCLE GAS TURBINE OPERATIONS – September

COMBINED CYCLE GAS TURBINE OPERATIONS – September

Implementing a successful performance evaluation strategy for a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant

26 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course will provide a detailed examination of the operational requirements of a Combined Cycle Power Plant. The systems of both gas turbines and steam turbines will be covered in detail together the control and protection requirements for the power plant. Further information will be provided as regards emissions control and monitoring together with an overview of basic troubleshooting and fault finding processes.

Key Learnings

Power Plant Configurations and Operational Options

  • Comparison between Single Shaft, Multi Shaft CCGT Power Plants

Power Plant Systems

  • Lube Oil, Hydraulic Oil, Fuel Systems, Cooling Systems

Operational Requirements

  • Starting/Shutdown Operations (using GT Simulator)
  • Loading/Unloading
  • Cold, Warm and Hot Starts
  • Alarm Processing

Control and Protection Systems

  • Speed, Temperature Control
  • Vibration, Overspeed, Overtemperature Protection

Emissions Control

  • DLN/DLE Systems

Who Should Attend

Any operational staff/supervisor/manager requiring a detailed understanding of the operations of a CCGT Power Plant. Maintenance supervisors/managers would also benefit from attending to get a clearer understanding of the main operational aspects of a CCGT.

Course Faculty - Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell

20 years experience in the Gas Turbine and Power Generation Industry

Colin has over 20 years experience in the Gas Turbine and Power Generation Industry. Having graduated from Glasgow University with a Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Colin joined John Brown Engineering (JBE) as a Controls Engineer in 1993. At this time JBE was a licensee for GE Gas Turbines and project managed the installation and commissioning of many types of GE Gas Turbine both in simple cycle and combined cycle configurations. Colin was involved in many aspects of this work including commissioning support, field service and technical training.

 

He spent several weeks in the US working with GE to learn the MK V Speedtronic Control System and quickly became an expert in all versions of the Speedtronic Control System. This expertise has been maintained by attending further training courses in MK VI and MK VIe Speedtronic Control Systems.

 

Specialising in technical training he went onto manage a technical training business for a Masaood Group Company before joining his current employer Masaood John Brown (MJB). During this time he developed the business to cover all types of rotating equipment and assisted in the development and delivery of detailed technical training programmes covering subject areas including Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Performance, Gas Turbine Technology and Steam Turbine Operations & Maintenance.

 

He has delivered courses at locations all over the world and to management levels for companies such as British Petroleum, Saudi Electric, ARAMCO, Gasco, Adgas, RWE Npower and Shell. He has successfully project managed the delivery of technical training programmes for several large companies covering all aspects of Power Plant Operations and Maintenance.

Topics Covered

  • CCGT Power Plant Types andConfigurations
  • Turbine Systems and Operations
  • Gas Turbine Operations including startup/shutdown sequences
  • Steam Turbine Operations
  • Combined Cycle Operations
  • Cold Start, Warm Start, Hot Start
  • Turbine Control and Protection Systems
  • Overview of Turbine ControlSystems
  • Emissions Control and Monitoring
  • Overview of CCGT Performance
  • Basic Troubleshooting Processes
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan