Archive for August, 2017

LOAD FORECASTING IN POWER SYSTEMS

LOAD FORECASTING IN POWER SYSTEMS

A pragmatic methodology that can be used as a guide to construct Electric Power Load Forecasting models with real case studies

26 – 28 MARCH 2018, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

Load forecasting is a central and integral process for planning periodical operations and facility expansion in the electricity sector. Demand pattern is almost very complex due to the deregulation of energy markets. Therefore, finding an appropriate forecasting model for a specific electricity network is not an easy task. Although many forecasting methods were developed, none can be generalized for all demand patterns. This training presents a pragmatic methodology that can be used as a guide to construct Electric Power Load Forecasting models. The trainer brings with him real case studies and examples from his direct experience in this industry.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to understand and put into the practice the following key learnings

 

  • Significance and implementation of Load Forecast
  • Accuracy vs. Sensitivity of Load Flow assessment
  • Data mining and information requirement for the analysis
  • Methodology
  • Building a benchmark model for different utilities and examples from practice
  • Practical implementation, best practice and continuous updates

Who Should Attend

Load/price forecasters, energy traders, quantitative/business analysts in the utility industry, power system planners, power system operators, load research analysts, and rate design analysts

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

Building a benchmark model for different utilities and examples from practice

Practical implementation, best practice and continuous updates

Significance and implementation of Load Forecast

Accuracy vs. Sensitivity of Load Flow assessment

Data mining and information requirement for the analysis

Methodology

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 – Dec’18

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR
POWER & UTILITIES

10 - 11 DECEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course is to help you make major power projects successful. The saying “Training costs less than having to learn the hard way” is precisely relevant here. The aim is to save project costs. The main themes that will be presented and discussed are as follows:

  • Business executives and project managers are grappling with challenging business environments and 20 years legacy of overrunning projects
  • Recently reported outcome data on 100 of the largest power projects, showed an average of 35% cost overruns, and an average of 25 months delay – Ernst & Young Global, 2016
  • The estimated annual USD 30 billion global capital cost inefficiency, plus ROI production loss, plus dispute cost is “absolute waste”.
  • Progressive management is ready to change business cultures. Clients need to buy-in as primary drivers in their supply chain.
  • This course recommends currently trending actionable and economic solutions requiring some time and relatively inexpensive expertise

Learning Outcomes

  • The purpose of well-designed contracts: is to provide the ‘spine’ underpinning business governance and project management disciplines. The contract and related project development work is “preventative medicine” to cure project overruns
  • Pre-Contract: Indispensable techniques, methodologies and organizational practices for project risk management, selecting “optimized” contract strategies, and to prepare well-designed and usable contracts that support successful business outcomes
  • Post-Contract: Practical advice on how to set up an effective contract admin organisations, which procedures to establish, how to ingrain “contract smart practice” into the project team. When to issue notices, and any extensions of time per contract entitlements. Effective claims evaluation methodologies and dispute settlement practices

Who Should Attend

Executive decision makers, project management, commercial, engineering and construction personnel from Power & Utilities industry including:

  • Project Directors, Company General Managers, Chief Executive Officers
  • Commercial Managers, Business Managers, Chief Financial Officers
  • Project Managers and Construction Managers
  • Design Managers and Project Engineers
  • Contract Managers and Contract Engineers, Quantity Surveyors
  • Project Controls Managers and Planning Engineers;
  • Legal Professionals working in the energy construction industry

Course Faculty - Ben Crossley

He is a contracts specialist in energy, power and utilities construction. Over a 29‐year period, he 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, he has worked on contract and claims management of energy construction projects on Singapore’s Jurong Island. Prior to his current role, he was previously a Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and a Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler. He 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. He 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. He 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

“Excellent material and content. Many tips and tricks hidden throughout the course. The breadth of topics covered in only three days is appreciated.” – ASST VP, ABOLITZ POWER CORPORATION, MANILA

“Very knowledgeable. Trainers made a complex subject look simple with a lot of examples and group activity throughout.”  – PROJECT ENGINEER, TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD

“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.

“Excellent material/content. Many tips & hidden throughout the course. The breadth of topics covered in only three days is appreciated. It helps the participants think about what specific alias to work on / deep dive on for future learning opportunities” – ASSISTANT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, ABOITIZ POWER

“Good training which provides a complete ‘walk-through’ of projects and incorporates best practice workshops.” – PROJECT MANAGER, PETRON MALAYSIA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

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

INTRODUCTION TO POWER SYSTEMS – Nov’18

INTRODUCTION TO POWER SYSTEMS

For non-technical persons needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market

12 – 16 NOVEMBER 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A comprehensive & interactive course on Power Systems, incorporating issues on supply, generation, transmission,distribution, supply reliability, economics, demand management and renewable energy in the grid & “Smart Grids”.

 

Non-technical professionals, support professionals or new engineering entrants into the Power industry must grasp the language and technology of Power systems in order to proactively understand its key business activities. A confident understanding of the technical jargon used and a visual understanding of the various aspects of technology, facilities and equipment provides an overall appreciation of the “big picture” of the Power industry. This serves as an excellent foundation for smooth communication and increased efficiency in inter-department project team efforts and related engagements with the Power industry.

Learning Outcomes

This training course will be valuable to participants who either work in the power industry or deal with it externally. Those who need a fundamental understanding of the Power systems, or how it operates will find this course applicable. Beginning with the basic terms and concepts, the instructor will lead participants through lectures and multimedia presentations of the power generation technologies and power delivery systems. Participants will learn about issues such as reliability, performance and potential bottlenecks or limits on the system that can impact trading. They will gain an understanding of key power marketing fundamentals such as pricing and scheduling.

  • Basic design, operation and components of electrical supply systems
  • The integrated electrical grid – generation, transmission and distribution
  • Constraints and limitations of Power supply – voltage regulation, supply quality, reliability and efficiency and economics
  • The environment, renewable energy and the electrical regulatory regimes
  • The smart grid: What does it mean? How will it improve electrical supply?

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted for non-technical persons needing to increase their understanding of the power system, system operations and the power market, including:

  • Financiers • Power traders • Power project developers • Support professionals in non-technical functions • Professionals in other energy industries. • Electric utility personnel who are new or have new job responsibilities.

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience the trainer 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.

 

His 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.

 

The trainer 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, he 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 privatization 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. He carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

He 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.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“The course was very beneficial to me. Recommended for new comers who never had any “Power” background”   SENIOR EXECUTIVE,  SARAWAK ENERGY BERHAD

 

“Good knowledge for non-technical professionals to understand various aspects of the power & utility industry & business” SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST, SARAWAK ENERGY BERHAD

 

“Engineering made easy for Non-Engineers” – Energy Market Authority Singapore

 

“The good thing about the course is that the whole power industry was presented in a concise manner giving us better picture”
– GEOLOGIST, PETROENERGY RESOURCES CORPORATION

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 AND START UP ACTIVITIES OF COAL POWER PLANTS – Nov’18

COMMISSIONING AND START UP ACTIVITIES OF COAL POWER PLANTS

12 – 16 NOVEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of all the commissioning and start-up activities of coal power plants. The Commissioning Management System of coal power plants is covered in detail in this seminar.  This includes all the commissioning procedures and documents, purpose of commissioning, responsibilities, system description, organization, working parties, test teams, documentation, testing and commissioning schedules, test reports, safety, plant certification, and plant completion report. The seminar provides also a thorough understanding of all the commissioning requirements for boiler and auxiliaries, turbines and auxiliaries, generator and auxiliaries, electrical equipment, switchgear equipment, switchgear, and transformers. All the stages of the commissioning procedure are covered in-depth in this seminar.  This includes preparation – planning various activities, pre-commissioning checks and tests, typical commissioning schedule, detailed tests and commissioning procedures and instructions for every component in a coal power plant, instrumentation, trial run of the equipment, safety and precautions, commissioning of coal power plant systems, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, procedure for the control and handling of defects, Commissioning Reports.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the pre-commissioning or commissioning of any coal power plant equipment because it provides detailed pre-commissioning checks and tests and detailed tests and commissioning procedures and instructions for every component in a coal power plant.  In addition, the seminar provides in-depth coverage of all preparation, planning activities, commissioning schedules, trial run of each coal power plant equipment, safety and precautions, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, Procedures for handling defects, and Commissioning Reports.

Learning Outcomes

  • Pre-Commissioning Checks and Tests, Detailed Tests and Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Every Equipment in Coal Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of all pre-commissioning checks and tests, and all commissioning procedures and instructions for every equipment in coal power plants
  • Commissioning Management System of Coal Power Plants: Discover the benefits of the Commissioning Management System of coal power plants including all commissioning procedures and documents, purpose of commissioning, responsibilities, system description, organization, working parties, test teams, documentation, testing and commissioning schedules, test reports, safety, plant certification, and plant completion report
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Boiler and Auxiliaries in Coal Power Plants: Learn about the commissioning procedures and instructions for boiler and auxiliaries including all commissioning activities, typical commissioning schedule, hydraulic test and wet preservation, air and gas tightness test, trial run of equipment, electronic precipitators, fuel oil system, preparation for first light up, alkali boil – out, acid cleaning and passivation, thermal flow test of economizer, water walls, and superheater, valves, steam boiling, safety valve setting, and soot blowers.
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Turbine and Auxiliaries: Gain a thorough understanding of all the commissioning procedures and instructions for turbine and auxiliaries including acid cleaning of oil pipelines, lubrication and governing system (oil flushing and hydraulic testing), jacking oil system, governing system, regenerative system, barring gear, vacuum tightness test, first rolling of turbine and data logging
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Generator and Auxiliaries: Discover all the commissioning procedures and instructions for generator and auxiliaries including generator, seal oil system, hydrogen gas system, stator water system, rolling and payment of generator
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Electrical Equipment: Learn about all the commissioning procedures and instructions for electrical equipment including switchyard equipment, switchgear, transformers, and motors
  • Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about various coal power plant equipment and systems including: boilers, superheaters, reheaters, steam turbines, governing systems, deaerators, feedwater heaters, coal-handling equipment, transformers, generators and auxiliaries

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

The trainer has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, He has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

 

The trainer wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

The trainer has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

The trainer performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that the trainer worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

 

Later, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

The trainer was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

TOPICS COVERED

Commissioning Management System

Commissioning of Boiler and Auxiliaries

Commissioning of Electrostatic Precipitators

Commissioning of Fuel Oil System

Preparation for First Light-up

Commissioning of Soot Blowers

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.

12 – 13 NOVEMBER 2018, 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

The trainer 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.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“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

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS – Oct’18

HEAT RATE OPTIMIZATION OF COAL POWER PLANTS

29 – 31 OCTOBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides detailed description of all the methods used to reduce the heat rate (increase the efficiency) of pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed coal power plants.  All the processes, operational and maintenance activities, capital projects, technical options, potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for increasing the plant efficiency will be covered in detail.  This seminar will also provide in-depth explanation of all the equipment and systems used in coal power plants.  This includes, boilers, superheaters, reheaters, turbines, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, pumps, compressors, fans, electric generators, instrumentation and control systems, and governing systems, etc.   All the factors which affect the power plant efficiency and emissions will be explained thoroughly.  All the methods used to calculate the heat rate of the power plant will be covered in detail. All the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur will be explained. This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to the following methods used to improve the power plant heat rate:

  • Optimizing the Combustion Process and Sootblowing
  • Controlling the Steam Temperature
  • Recovering Moisture from Boiler Flue Gas
  • Performing Steam Turbine Maintenance
  • Lowering Condenser Back Pressure

Learning Outcomes

  • Calculating the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Benefits of Lowering the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Understand all the benefits of lowering the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Methods Used to Improve Coal Power Plants Heat Rate: Gain a thorough understanding of all the methods used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants.
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Capital Projects Used to Improve the Heat Rate: Learn about all the capital projects used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Technical Options for Improving the Heat Rate: Understand all the technical options used to improve the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting Coal Power Plant Efficiency and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect coal power plants efficiency and emissions
  • Areas in Pulverized Coal and Circulating Fluidized Bed Power Plants where Efficiency Loss Can Occur: Discover all the areas in pulverized coal and circulating fluidized bed power plants where efficiency loss can occur
  • Optimize the Operation of Coal Power Plant Equipment and Systems to Improve the Plant Heat Rate: Understand all the techniques and methods used to optimize the operation of coal power plant equipment and systems to improve the plant heat rate

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

The trainer has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, He has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

 

The trainer wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

The trainer has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

The trainer performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that the trainer worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

 

Later, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

The trainer was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

TOPICS COVERED

Calculating Heat Rate

Benefits of Lowering Heat Rate

Efficiency of Power Plants and Power Plant Systems

Areas of a Pulverized Coal Plant where Efficiency Loss Can Occur

Assessing the Range and applicability of Heat Rate Improvements

Heat Rate Improvement – Methodologies, Capital and Maintenance Projects

Heat Rate Improvement – Common Recommendations

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

Utility and Community Scale Energy Storage Systems – Sep

UTILITY & COMMUNITY SCALE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

Reviewing a Nascent Industry

24 – 26 OCTOBER 2018, PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course will provide a detailed analysis of Utility and Community Scale Energy Storage (U&CES) Systems. Beginning with an overview of the current available technologies the course will present the elements of U&CES with a focus on the benefits to Utilities as well as the advantages of energy storage for Commercial and Industrial energy users.

Issues to be covered include: Storage system design, battery applications, component specification and installation, integration of storage with Renewable Energy (RE) systems, multiple presentations of specific manufacturers of storage systems, O&M issues, available industry resources for ongoing education and the development of individual projects.

Key Learnings

This course will allow participants to gain practical and theoretical knowledge about U&CES systems with a focus on real-world applications and current working examples of the various technologies.

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • Define & explain how Utility and Community Scale Energy Storage (U&CES) operates and the benefits of these systems.
  • Describe and identify components and specifications of a U&CES system
  • Identify the best application and limitations of each system type
  • Calculate U&CES system costs
  • Describe financial benefits of U&CES systems
  • Correctly size a U&CES system
  • Recommend a U&CES system type to meet a Utility administrator’s or business owner’s goals
  • Identify and describe different U&CES system types, their storage capabilities and the systems
  • Explain data analysis, connection scheme, control algorithm and power system study for U&CES
  • Explain and safety issues with U&CES system
  • Define commissioning, operation and maintenance procedures for U&CES systems
  • Demonstrate proper safety procedures when installing a U&CES systems
  • Explain various policy, methodologies and utility-sided business model for implementation of U&CES systems

Who Should Attend

  • Project developers and administrators
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers

Course Faculty - Christopher LaForge

He is the CEO of Great Northern Solar and is a NABCEP certified Photovoltaic Installation Professional. He has been an instructor with the Midwest Renewable Energy Institute since 1993 Teaching advanced Photovoltaic (PV) design and installation and is an IREC Certified Master Trainer (TM) in Photovoltaic Technologies. He was the primary curriculum developer for the MREI Photovoltaic courses at the Institutes inception.

 

A strong advocate for clean energy production, he volunteers with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (board of directors member 2004-2014, Chair of the Nominations Committee-current) and with the Northern Futures Foundation.

 

The trainer has been designing, specifying, installing and operating Battery based Solar Electric systems (PV) for over 30 years. He has lived “off-Grid” for over 26 years where he runs his business Great Northern Solar.

 

He has been training contractors, administrators and officials in the operation of PV systems including those employing storage for over 26 years.  In the last 5 years he has been investigating and developing trainings for the application of energy storage in commercial and other large applications.

 

With the development of Lithium Ion and other advanced battery technologies he has begun to consult and present trainings in battery design and deployment for the commercial market.

 

In 2016, he developed a hands-on seminar for retrofitting a LiOn storage and energy arbitrage system for a commercial building in Duluth Minnesota.  The Hartley Solar Storage Retrofit Seminar walked participants through the design and implementation of the advanced storage system to provide for building resiliency and peak demand load shaving as well and potential other ancillary services for the Hartley Nature Center and Minnesota Power – the site Utility.

 

This small prototype is beta-testing Energy Arbitrage software that allows the client to choose several operational modes for cost reduction and resiliency.

 

Most recently, he presented “Energy Storage into Renewable Energy Systems” for the North Central Electrical League in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area of Minnesota.

 

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Well thought out courses that enables the participants to know what to look for in the design & implement process of the U & CES and the right questions to ask to vendors” – Executive & Load Forecasting, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“PowerEdge never disappoint when it comes to providing training in Power & Energy Industry. TQ!” – Executive Engineer, Single Buyer

“Excellent training, very experienced and enthusiastic trainer” – Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“Christopher is very experienced and knowledgeable in the nascent technology of energy storage systems. The course was excellently presented and very timely eye-opener for my utility company to consider a phased approach in identifying the detail needs of services by the system operator and for specifying requirements of criteria’s for project implementation.” – Single Buyer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“Interesting speaker for an interesting topic. Enjoyed the whole 3-days course, and gained better understanding on the subject matter.”– Tenaga Nasional Berhad

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 OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT – Oct’18

COMMISSIONING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

15 - 19 OCTOBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar provides a comprehensive understanding of all the commissioning and start-up activities of all electrical equipment including transformers, switchgear, induction and synchronous motors, generators and auxiliaries. All commissioning activities are covered in detail in this seminar. This includes all the commissioning procedures and documents, purpose of commissioning, responsibilities, system description, documentation, testing and commissioning schedules, test reports, safety, certification, and plant completion report. The seminar provides also a thorough understanding of all the commissioning requirements for transformers, switchgear, induction and synchronous motors and, generator and auxiliaries including its switchgear equipment, switchgear, and transformers. All the stages of the commissioning procedure are covered in-depth in this seminar. This includes preparation – planning various activities, pre-commissioning checks and tests, typical commissioning schedule, detailed tests and commissioning procedures for every type of transformers, switchgear, induction and synchronous motors, and generators and auxiliary systems, instrumentation, trial run of the equipment, safety and precautions, commissioning of electrical systems, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, procedure for the control and handling of defects, Commissioning Reports.

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the pre-commissioning or commissioning of any electrical equipment because it provides detailed pre-commissioning checks and tests and detailed tests and commissioning procedures for every electrical equipment. In addition, the seminar provides in-depth coverage of all preparation, planning activities, commissioning schedules, trial run of each electrical equipment, safety and precautions, Safety Rules Clearance Certificates, Procedures for handling defects, and Commissioning Reports.

Learning Outcomes

  • Pre-Commissioning Checks and Tests, Detailed Tests and Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for all Electrical Equipment: Gain a thorough understanding of all pre-commissioning checks and tests, and all commissioning procedures and instructions for all electrical equipment
  • Commissioning Procedures, Documents, and Certification of Electrical Equipment: Discover the benefits of the Commissioning Management System of electrical equipment including all commissioning procedures and documents, purpose of commissioning, responsibilities, system description, documentation, testing and commissioning schedules, test reports, safety, equipment certification, and commissioning completion report
  • Commissioning Procedures for Transformers: Learn about the commissioning procedures for transformers including functional checks, pre-commissioning tests, commissioning tests, and records.
  • Commissioning Procedures for Switchgear Assemblies: Gain a thorough understanding of all the commissioning procedures for switchgear assemblies including substation commissioning, electrical testing, code requirements, safety rules, grounding and shorting, high power testing, NETA acceptance testing procedures, test values analysis, and commissioning forms
  • Commissioning Procedures for Generator and Auxiliaries: Discover all the commissioning procedures for generator and auxiliaries including generator, seal oil system, hydrogen gas system, stator water system, rolling and payment of generator
  • Commissioning Procedures and Instructions for Generator Electrical Equipment: Learn about all the commissioning procedures and instructions for generator electrical equipment including switchyard equipment, switchgear, transformers, and motors
  • Code Requirements for Commissioning Electrical Equipment and Systems: Learn about the code requirements for commissioning transformers, switchgear, inductions and synchronous motors, and generators and auxiliaries

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers of all disciplines
  • Managers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Other technical individuals

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

The trainer has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, He has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. He has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

 

The trainer wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him:

  1. Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, October 2011.
  2. Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, March 2003.
  3. Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York, January 2012.
  4. Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).
  5. Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing (1999).

 

The trainer has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Asia Training center, Singapore, December 2016
  2. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  3. The “Excellence in Teaching Award” in April 2007 offered by TUV Akademie (TUV Akademie is one of the largest Professional Development centre in world, it is based in Germany and the United Arab Emirates, and provides engineering training to engineers and managers across Europe and the Middle East).
  4. Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).
  5. Entrance Scholarship to University of Ottawa (1984).
  6. Natural Science and Engineering Research Counsel (NSERC) scholarship towards graduate studies – Master of Applied Science in Engineering (1984 – 1985).

The trainer performed research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.  He also has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG – formerly, Ontario Hydro – the largest electric utility in North America). He retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that the trainer worked as a Field Engineer and Design Engineer, he was responsible for the operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, motors, transformers, inverters, valves, pumps, compressors, instrumentation and control systems. Further, his responsibilities included designing, engineering, diagnosing equipment problems and recommending solutions to repair deficiencies and improve system performance, supervising engineers, setting up preventive maintenance programs, writing Operating and Design Manuals, and commissioning new equipment.

 

Later, he worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations.  The training provided by him covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

The trainer was awarded his Bachelor of Engineering Degree “with distinction” from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He also received a Master of Applied Science in Engineering (M.A.Sc.) from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers in the province of Ontario, Canada.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“One of the best training seminar I have ever attended. The trainer is very well versed with the subject of topics covered, and very engaging throughout the whole course.” – Head of Electrical, Hengyuan Refining Company Berhad

“A very informative and useful course and a great refresher on the basics of electrical. Very enjoyable and the knowledge given is easily absorbed and easily understood.” – Commissioning Engineer, MISC Bhd

“The trainer gave detailed explanation on commissioning/testing method especially on transformer which I will definitely practice at work.” – Project Manager, Sarawak Energy Berhad

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

UNDERGROUND HV SUBSTATION DESIGN

UNDERGROUND HV SUBSTATION DESIGN

24 – 28 SEPTEMBER 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

HV Substations play an important role in the electric power systems. Specific requirements are set for underground substations which are mainly designed in city centers where land, if available, is sold at a premium and it is often the only feasible way to construct it. The most common underground substation types are for major BSP and distribution substations within the DNO as well as substations supplying underground metros or business and commercial canters.

Properly planned and designed substation is essential for reliable operation of a power system network. A new substation should be built to meet the requirements of the growing load and operation under the changing competitive markets. Upgrading of the existing substations would require a comprehensive knowledge of the substation as well as the overall power system. Specific requirements associated with underground installation are addressed in this course with practical examples of resolving technical challenges such as increase heating due to the electrical load and subsequent losses, planned and unplanned maintenance and provision for quick and effective equipment replacement.   Safety requests include explosion and fire hazard, fire escape routes, cable routes describing the mitigating measures and specification for this environment.

 

This course covers all aspects of medium and high voltage substation design with the particular focus on underground substations including regulatory requirements and general design considerations from feasibility through technical specification and tendering to the detail design. A practical understanding of planning, design, technical specification application and a step by step approach of the underground substation design process is explained as well as design documentation for each design stage.

Health & safety and environmental issues relevant for the underground substation design are covered in this comprehensive course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the latest criteria and practical techniques for the design of Underground HV substations
  • Understand a step by step approach of the substation design process from initial site survey, underground substation concept, technical specification to the detail design of equipment
  • Gain knowledge of the technical requirements, configuration philosophies
  • Gain knowledge of design practices and work processes
  • Learn how to specify equipment for a new underground substation
  • Learn how to manage the underground substation design
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of specific substation components
  • Gain knowledge of underground substation layout and busbar design
  • Help engineers and technicians to work with confidence to ensure continuous supply with complete reliability by minimizing interruptions
  • Understand the safety considerations of underground substations
  • Understand the environmental aspects of underground substation design and critical factors involved
  • Gain knowledge of reliability considerations and maintenance considerations in the design stage
  • Understand the technical aspects involved in the selection of major equipment in underground substations
  • Gain knowledge of specific substation earthing design
  • Understand design documentation from general arrangement to schematic diagrams
  • Learn how to manage the design

 

Who Should Attend

  • Design Engineers/Technicians in DNO and Metro transportation companies
  •  Industrial and Utility Engineers/Technicians
  • Managers of design engineering departments
  • Electrical Engineers/Technicians
  • Commissioning Engineers/Technicians
  • Consulting Engineers/Technicians
  • Planners of Power Systems
  • Project Engineers
  • Safety Professionals
  • Others who want a knowledge of a substation design

Course Faculty - Vukan Polimac

In his 30 years working experience the trainer 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.

 

His 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.

 

The trainer 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, he 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 privatization 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. He carried out feasibility studies on reactive compensation (SVC and MSC) focusing on voltage variation and harmonic distortion issues.

 

He 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

Underground Substations Overview

Planning New Underground Substations

S/S Design Overview

S/S Feasibility of Underground SS Design

Technical Specification for an Underground SS

Tendering Process

Health & Safety in Underground Projects

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 – Aug’18

EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

13 - 14 AUGUST 2018, 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

He is a contracts specialist in energy, power and utilities construction. Over a 29‐year period, he 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, he has worked on contract and claims management of energy construction projects on Singapore’s Jurong Island. Prior to his current role, he was previously a Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and a Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler. He 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. He 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. He 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.

“Excellent material/content. Many tips & hidden throughout the course. The breadth of topics covered in only three days is appreciated. It helps the participants think about what specific alias to work on / deep dive on for future learning opportunities” – ASSISTANT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, ABOITIZ POWER

“The trainer is very knowledgeable for this particular project. They made a complicated course looks simple with a lot of examples and group activity throughout the course” – PROJECTOR AUDIT EXECUTIVE, TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD

“Good insight about contract management in 2 days” – 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