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Project Finance Financial Modelling For Power Projects – Feb’18

PROJECT FINANCE FINANCIAL MODELLING FOR POWER PROJECTS

26 - 28 FEBRUARY 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A practical course aimed at enabling participants to deepen their knowledge and understanding of project finance planning and modelling by providing them with the tools and skill sets needed to analyse and assess pertinent issues in the evolving and increasingly competitive energy sector. Building on your existing modelling skills, this course focuses on how to develop and use sophisticated and robust project finance models.

During the course you will build a financial model step by step and then use it to perform sensitivity analysis. The emphasis will be on avoiding common mistakes found in project finance models and how to build a model according to good financial modelling practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to build a model according to modelling best practice
  • Learn how to structure a project finance model
  • How to calculate capital expenditure and construction timelines
  • Understand the key contracts and structures involved in project financing
  • Examine project revenue structures
  • Build operational cashflow statements
  • Learn how to develop debt tracking accounts
  • Discover the key ratios used in project finance and how to calculate them in a financial model
  • How to model a range of financing structures, including cash sweeps, refinancing and bullet loans
  • Build in sensitivity analysis to your models

Who Should Attend

This 3 day training course is ideal for professionals who want a thorough grounding in project financing modelling. Professionals in corporate planning, economics, investment analyst, corporate/project finance, business development, infrastructure advisory and heads of business units will find this course useful. As such, it represents a perfect learning experience for professionals within Utility Companies (Power, IPP etc), Banks and Finance Companies, Government Ministries and Departments, Oil and Energy Companies, Power Equipment Manufacturers, International Finance institutions, Multilateral and Bilateral Organisations organizations providing services to the energy sector.

You must have a practical familiarity of the following:

  • The layout of Excel
  • Have the ability to enter data in Excel
  • Be able to use basic functions such as SUM, MIN, MAX,AVERAGE
  • Have knowledge of the IF function
  • Use relative and absolute references

Course Faculty - Paul Olson

Paul Olson

Associate at Project Finance Solutions Ltd

Paul Olson

Paul is an experienced financial modeller with broad experience in the related analysis of commercial contracts and structures for major projects. Following an initial career in aerospace market forecasting for Asia he became a business analyst at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures (RRPV) responsible for producing financial models and investment analysis for project finance and equity funded power projects.
Paul has developed and reviewed financial models for:

  • Gas fired power stations throughout the world
  • Several wind power projects in the Europe
  • A coal fired power station in Africa
  • A number of UK PFI health projects
  • Electricity transmission networks in Eastern Europe
  • Desalination projects in the Middle East
  • Combined water and power projects in the Middle East
  • Gas pipeline projects
  • Electrical interconnector projects

He currently works for Project Financing Solutions, a boutique project finance advisory firm that advises a number of clients on financing power and infrastructure projects.

Testimonial from PAUL’S other courses

“Excellent presentation and hands on practice for better understanding.” – GENERAL MANAGER, TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD.

A very good presentation which it is easy to understand and it can be used right away.” – ENGINEER, POWER GENERATION, MOTT MACDONALD.

I enjoyed all learnings from this training and will really be able to apply it in my work.” – AVP CONTROLLER, ABOITIZ POWER GROUP.

This course has provided an insight on good financial modelling practices, fundamentals, step by step on how to develop the model. A course must be attended by all analysts associates commercial project team members from banks, developers etc.” – SENIOR ANALYST, YTL POWER INTERNATIONAL 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

INTRODUCTION TO REACTIVE POWER CONTROL USING SVC AND STATCOM

INTRODUCTION TO REACTIVE POWER CONTROL USING SVC AND STATCOM

05 - 07 MARCH 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Reactive Power plays a very important role in the electricity networks at all voltage levels whether within industrial, distribution or transmission networks. Dynamically controlled reactive plants such as Static Var Compensator (SVC) and STATCOM are often employed to control voltages (Positive and Negative Sequence Voltages), stabilise the network, increase power transfer capability and provide fast reactive supports to the networks during and after fault events. SVC and STATCOM are used to provide dynamic VAR supports to transmission interconnectors, electrified traction loads and renewable sources.

 

In sub-transmission and transmission networks, SVCs and STATCOMS require significant investment in cost, time and the knowledge to plan, specify, design, operate and maintain them efficiently. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of SVC and STATCOM and how they should be applied in different network scenarios is vital in the planning process. Knowing what should be included or not to be included in the specifications can save utilities significant time and cost. Having the competent knowledge to specify equipment and systems requirements in order to work closely with the equipment suppliers will enable the Distribution and Transmission Network Operators (DSO and TSO) to optimise the cost, risk and performance of SVC or STATCOM.

 

The main focus of this seminar is to provide managers, engineers and technicians with the fundamental knowledge and practical approach to plan, specify, build, operate and maintain SVC and STATCOM.

Seminar Overview

This is an “Entry Level” seminar specifically designed to provide the fundamental knowledge, but nevertheless comprehensive, understanding of SVC and STATCOM. It is specially designed to meet the learning requirements of those who are new to the areas of SVC planning, specification and design integration, project implementation, operation and maintenance. This course will assist DSO and TSO personnel with the application knowledge of SVC and STATCOM in the electricity networks.

Who Should Attend

This course has been prepared specifically to meet the requirements of:

 

  • Asset Strategy Engineers / Asset Managers: To ensure the appropriate SVC equipment strategy is implemented for their network.
  • Procurement Specialists and Contract Managers: To ensure that the appropriate contract standards and procurement processes are established between the DSO/TSO and equipment suppliers.
  • Network Planning Engineers: To identify the optimal reactive power requirements and solutions for different network locations and network scenarios.
  • Construction and Project Managers: To ensure the project execution process optimises coordination between different specialised disciplines and the SVC equipment supplier.
  • Design Engineers (multiple disciplines): To have sufficient knowledge to specify SVC equipment and system requirements, review design reports, verify main component ratings and perform system integration design.
  • Commissioning Engineers: To ensure that the relevant Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs) are implemented and the correct commissioning processes are followed to meet network requirements and project milestones.
  • Maintenance Engineers: To have sufficient knowledge to develop the maintenance strategies, maintenance and inspection plans to support the SVCs.
  • Network Operation Engineers and Technical Officers: To have sufficient knowledge to develop the operational procedures required for SVCs and STATCOMS to support the network in the most efficient manners.
  • Field Technicians: to understand the importance of their role in installing, testing and maintaining effective and reliable SVC systems.

Course Faculty - Tuan Vu

Tuan Vu is a Fellow Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours), Master of Systems Engineering – specialised in Complex Electrical Systems, and is currently undertaking PhD research in the field of Power System Harmonics and System Modelling for Major Loads in Transmission System.

 

With 20 years of experience in the electricity supply industry, Tuan has extensive working knowledge in Reactive Power Compensation covering a wide range of disciplines, including technical specification, design, contract and project management, construction, commissioning, investigation and training. From 2004 to 2010, Tuan was the Technical Project Manager, Technical Superintendent Representative and SVC Subject Matter Expert for 16 SVC projects with total project budget in excess of $235M.

 

Tuan has successfully led a number of technical investigation tasks identifying the main contributing factors to SVC equipment faults and power systems faults caused by SVC’s mal-operation. He has presented a number of papers on specialized aspects of SVC projects at CIGRE and CIRED conferences within Australia and Internationally. Tuan has also delivered training courses and provided consultant services for internal and external customers.

TOPICS COVERED

Reactive Power Compensation in Power System

Placement and Sizing of SVC and System Studies

Basic Characteristics of Static Var Compensator (SVC

SVC Configurations and Implications

SVC Main Components

SVC Control, Protection and Monitoring

SVC Project Overview and Contracts

Fault Investigations – Case Studies

 

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

Transformer Maintenance – Dec’17

TRANSFORMER MAINTENANCE

18 - 20 DECEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the various types of transformer maintenance including breakdown maintenance, preventive maintenance, total productive maintenance, condition-based maintenance, pro-active maintenance, and reliability-centered maintenance.  All the expected problems in dry and oil-filled transformers will be discussed in detail.  All the diagnostics, troubleshooting and maintenance required to ensure adequate operation of transformers will be covered thoroughly.  This seminar will focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of all types of transformers by providing an understanding of all commissioning requirements, repair and refurbishment methods of transformers.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of transformers because it covers how this equipment should be commissioned, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure successful operation of this equipment. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail all protective systems, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components, dissolved gas analysis, and all transformer tests and commissioning requirements and procedures.

 

This seminar will provide the following information for all types of transformers:

 

  • Preventive Maintenance, Condition-Based Maintenance, Pro-Active Maintenance, and Reliability-Centered Maintenance
  • Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning Procedures
  • Codes and Standards
  • Common Operational Problems
  • All Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Procedures for Type Tests, Routine Tests and Special Tests
  • All Repair and Refurbishment Methods
  • Protective Systems

Learning Outcomes

  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of transformers
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the routine tests, type tests, and special tests required for the various types of transformers
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize transformer downtime and operating cost
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish transformers
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of transformers
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for transformers
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of transformers
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select all types of transformers by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Commissioning: Understand all the commissioning requirements for transformers
  • Equipment Codes and Standards: Learn all the codes and standards applicable for transformers
  • Equipment Causes and Modes of Failure: Understand the causes and modes of failure in transformers
  • System Design: Learn all the requirements for designing different types of transformer systems

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh

Has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation as an Engineering Supervisor and Training Manager, has conduct courses and seminars, to more than 4,000 working engineers and professionals who consistently ranked him as “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Philip has also wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

Prof Kiameh 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 Prof Kiameh:

 

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).

 

Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Pte Ltd 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).

Prof. Kiameh 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). Prof. Kiameh retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh 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, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

Professor Philip Kiameh 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

Types and Construction of Transformers

Autotransformers

Transformer’s Characteristics

Transformer Component Selection

Transformer Quality Assurance

Transformer Best Maintenance Practices

Expected Problems in Transformers

Core/Winding Movement Tests

Transformer Routine Tests

Commissioning of Transformers

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 Performance – Apr’18

COMBINED CYCLE GAS TURBINE PERFORMANCE

Computer Simulation, Selection, Applications, Operation, Maintenance, Performance Monitoring, Power Augmentation, Economics, Profit Optimization, Revenue and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

23 - 27 APRIL 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will cover all aspects of combined cycle power plants.  All the equipment  of combined cycle power plants such as: compressors, gas and steam turbines, combustors, heat recovery steam generators, deaerators, condensers, lubricating systems, instrumentation, control systems, transformers, and generators will be covered in detail.  The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, pay-back period, economics of combined cycles, as well as, emission limits, reliability, monitoring and governing systems will also be covered thoroughly.  This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to combined cycle power generating plants during the last two decades.

 

This seminar will illustrate through sophisticated computer simulation how gas turbines, and combined cycle plants perform under steady-state and transient conditions. In addition, the delegates will learn how to use the computer simulation program which provides the following benefits:

  • Allow the operator to extend the combined cycle power plant operating period by avoiding unnecessary outages and maintenance activities.
  • Determination of essential combined cycle power plant maintenance activities to reduce the duration of outages.
  • Profit optimization of combined cycle power plants.
  • Minimization of the environmental emissions of combined cycle plants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Computer simulation: Gain a thorough understanding of computer simulation of gas turbines, and combined cycle power plants.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Equipment and Systems: Learn about all equipment and subsystems of the various types of combined cycle power generating plants such as: compressors, combustors, gas turbines, heat recovery steam generators, steam turbines, condensers, deaerators, feedwater heaters, transformers, generators, and auxiliaries
  • Combined Cycle Power Plants Economics: Examine the advantages, applications, performance and economics of combined cycle power plants
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Maintenance: Learn all the maintenance activities required for combined cycle power plants including maintenance and refurbishment of gas turbines, compressors, steam turbines, combustors, heat recovery steam generators, transformers and generators to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of environmental emissions.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of gas turbines and combined cycle power plants.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of combined cycle power plant predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of combined cycle power plants.
  • Combined Cycle Power Plant Profitability: Learn about the reliability, life cycle cost, profitability, refurbishment, and life extension methods for all types of combined cycle power plants.

Who Should Attend

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

 

Course Faculty - Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh

Has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation as an Engineering Supervisor and Training Manager, has conduct courses and seminars, to more than 4,000 working engineers and professionals who consistently ranked him as “Excellent” or “Very Good”. Philip has also wrote 5 books for working engineers from which three have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.

Philip Kiameh

Philip Kiameh, M.A.Sc., B.Eng., D.Eng., P.Eng. (Canada) has been a teacher at University of Toronto and Dalhousie University, Canada for more than 25 years. In addition, Prof Kiameh has taught courses and seminars to more than four thousand working engineers and professionals around the world, specifically Europe and North America. Prof Kiameh has been consistently ranked as “Excellent” or “Very Good” by the delegates who attended his seminars and lectures.

Prof Kiameh 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 Prof Kiameh:

 

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).

 

Prof. Kiameh has received the following awards:

  1. The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by Poweredge Pte Ltd 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).

Prof. Kiameh 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). Prof. Kiameh retired from OPG in November 2016.

 

While working at Ontario Hydro, Prof. Kiameh acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time that Prof Kiameh 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, Prof Kiameh worked as the manager of a section dedicated to providing training for the staff at the power stations. The training provided by Prof Kiameh covered in detail the various equipment and systems used in power stations.

 

Professor Philip Kiameh 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

Steam Power Plants, Steam Generators, and Steam Turbines

Steam Turbines and Auxiliaries, and Gas Turbines

Gas Turbine Components and Auxiliaries

Computer Simulation of Gas Turbines

Combined Cycles Power Generating Plants

Transformers and Generators

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

Project Management for Power Industry Professionals and Para-Professionals

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND PARA-PROFESSIONALS

3 - 5 DECEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

In the past few decades, the power industry has increasingly applied project management principles to projects of all sizes and types eg plant projects, IT projects, organisational projects, cultural projects, plant change projects. As a result, Project Management skills has become a core capability and critical business performance differentiator.

 

 

This workshop will give participants an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that they can use every day.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define projects, project management and project manager role
  • Identify the importance of PMBOK and PMI
  • Learn the five process groups & nine knowledge area as defined by the PMI
  • Learn how to define and manage scope, quality/outcomes and schedule
  • Differentiating project outputs from business outcomes
  • Perform a project needs assessment & write goals, requirements & deliverables
  • Create key project documents including a statement of work, project plan worksheet & project charter
  • Build a project schedule, estimating time, costs & resources
  • Master the work breakdown structure
  • Create project planning documents including a schedule, a risk management plan, stakeholder management plan and communications plan
  • Use planning tools including the Gantt chart, network diagram & RACI chart
  • Learn to establish and use baselines
  • Learn how to monitor and maintain a project
  • Learn how to ensure that all documents are completed at the end of a project
  • Learn to perform key project management tasks
    • Managing stressed projects
    • Managing change projects
    • Managing complex stakeholders
    • Leading key project meetings
    • Managing complex project terms
    • Managing risk and uncertainty
    • Protecting project scope
    • Assuring project process compliance
    • Front End Loading

Who Should Attend

Although focused on the discipline of project management, anyone engaged in the planning, design, implementation, commissioning and acceptance of deliverables, both physical assets (eg plant, equipment , system etc) and soft assets (eg structural change, role change, business/work process change etc) introduced to improve business, departmental, functional, team or individual performance will find attendance at this course of considerable advantage. The skills and techniques taught in this program are relevant to all departments, functions and teams within the energy, utility and power sectors as increasingly project management is regarded as a core business capability.

 

 

Attendees include, but are not limited to Project Managers, Project Engineers, Project Planners, Design Engineers, Commissioning Managers, Commissioning Engineers, Commissioning Technicians, Construction Managers, Construction Engineers, Construction Technicians, Line Managers/Superintendents/Supervisors/Technicians with responsibility for improvement projects and/or the acceptance of projects delivered by others , Commercial Managers, Contract Managers and Contract Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Project Controls Managers and Planning Engineers.

Course Faculty

Our expert has worked at Shell for 15 years in a variety of leadership and technical roles including Engineering Manager, Project Manager and Electrical Engineering Manager. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Engineering (UNSW) and a PhD in Engineering Management (University of Melbourne – 1996).

 

 

Since leaving Shell, he has worked for 20 years across 5 continents and 25 countries  in a broad range of Project Management, Asset Management and Change Agent assignments in primarily the energy, gas and petrochemical sectors. He has also conducted numerous Project Management related assignments in the USA, Asia, Middle/Far East and Europe. These include, training in Project Management, implementation of Project Management Strategies, establishment of Project Management Best Practice processes, systems and cultures, Project Post Mortems and Performance Management and proving Project Management and Change Management services for large/complex projects.

 

 

He regularly presents at Conferences and Forums (eg Maintenance Engineering Association of Australia – MESA Project Management, Asset Management and Organisational Best Practices) and has delivered over 40 Project Management programs to global majors.

 

 

He is an experienced manager, facilitator and innovator with the ability to make things happen. Clients include Alcoa, Amcor, BHP, Caltex, Chevron, Conoco Philips, Electrical Operating Authority of Australia, ERM, Huntsman chemicals, Hyundai, Mobil, Pertamina, Petronas, Qatar Gas, Rio Tinto, Shell, Thai Oil and Woodside Energy, Singapore Refining Company Pte Ltd, Manila -OSLO Renewable Enterprise INC, SN Aboitiz Power Group, Cebu Private Power Corporation, PT PLN (Persero) Kantor Pusat, PHU My 3 BOT Power Company, Power Seraya Ltd, PTT Natura Gas Distribution Co. Ltd, Hedcor, Inc, PTT, Horizon Power.

 

 

Major capabilities are:

  • Project Management and Asset Management Best Practices
  • Development of cultures that support and embed Project Management excellence principles
  • Diagnosing organisational Project Management performance
  • Developing strategies and plans to achieve project Management excellence
  • Developing the leadership capability to drive project outcomes and change
  • Aligning managers and individuals at all levels
  • Strategic Planning and Thinking Processes
  • Organisational work redesign

 

Education:

  • Bachelor Electrical Engineering (Hons Electrical)
  • Master of Engineering Science,
  • PhD – Engineering Management

 

 

Consulting and Training Experience:

  • 5 Years with McKinsey Consulting Group
  • 5 Years Melbourne Business School
  • 10 Years Challis International

MAJOR CAPABILITIES

Project Management Best Practices, Strategies, Processes, Systems and Tools

Asset Management Best Practices

Development of cultures that support and embed Project Management excellence

Establishing the conditions for success for large, complex projects

Project Management reviews and performance assessments

Developing the leadership capability to drive change

Aligning managers and individuals at all levels

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

Power Purchase Agreements – Sep’18

POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

Examine the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit together to allocate and mitigate risk.

24 – 26 SEPTEMBER 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course focuses on examining the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit together to allocate and mitigate risk.

 

During the course you will examine a number of real life PPAs to understand each of their components and the reasons behind their structure.  The course will start with a simple PPA and the delegates will develop the schedules of the PPA to account for the additional complexities found in real life projects to ensure that the PPA remains “bankable”. During the course we will also identify areas of the PPA that may be subject to negotiation and where the boundaries of those negotiations may lie.

 

After the course, delegates should be able to review PPAs with the ability to understand the reasons behind key aspects as well as being able to spot common omissions and avoid common mistakes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how a PPA fits into the package of contracts required to develop a project.
  • Examine at the range of technology options for conventional and renewable projects.
  • Look at various PPA structure options, including tolling contracts, contract for differences (CFD) and feed in tariffs.
  • Discover the timeline of developing a power project and what can alter that timeline.
  • Compare project funding options and their effect on the PPA.
  • Risk allocation and risk mitigation measures in a PPA.
  • Examine basic tariff elements and the reason for their structure.
  • Look at typical demand profiles.
  • Investigate the economics of dispatch, including spark spread.
  • Discuss dispatch methodologies and mechanics.
  • Learn how to deal with imbalance payments in a PPA.
  • Look at testing regimes before and after the commercial operation date.
  • Understand the application of indexation in a PPA and how to deal with multiple currencies.
  • Structuring and sizing bonus and penalty mechanisms within a PPA.
  • Dealing with plant degradation and atmospheric conditions.
  • Look at how we can allow for plant upgrades and modification during the PPA.
  • Ensuring that the PPA reflects the maintenance scheduling and dispatch profile of the plant.
  • Examine how the value of a PPA can be assessed.
  • Discuss dispute resolution between parties of a PPA.
  • Pricing the transfer of the plant at the end of the term or in the event of default.
  • Examine the reasons behind refinancing and how any refinancing gains can be shared.

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:

  1. Power project developers
  2. Lawyers
  3. Bankers
  4. Technical consultants
  5. Construction contractors & power equipment suppliers
  6. Government officers involved in power project procurement/power purchasing
  7. Fuel suppliers
  8. Other power service providers

Course Faculty - Paul Olson

The trainer is an expert in power project development, project finance and financial modelling.

He has a broad experience in the analysis of commercial contracts and structures for major projects and is an experienced financial modeller. Following an initial career in aerospace market forecasting for Asia he became a business analyst at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures (RRPV) responsible for producing financial models and investment/contractual analysis for project finance and equity funded power projects. For the last ten years he has advised a number of companies on the development and procurement of power projects and on the structuring of the supporting contracts.

He has worked on a number of power and infrastructure deals including:

  • Gas fired power stations throughout the world including combined heat and power projects.
  • Several wind power projects in the Europe
  • A coal fired power station in Africa
  • A number of UK PFI health projects
  • Electricity transmission networks in Eastern Europe
  • Desalination projects in the Middle East
  • Combined water and power projects in the Middle East
  • Gas pipeline projects
  • Electrical interconnector projects

 

He currently works for Project Financing Solutions, a boutique project finance advisory firm that advises a number of clients on financing power and infrastructure projects.

 

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Easy understanding for those who are new/beginner in the field nevertheless the study/preparation need to do so for the continuous understanding.” – Corporate & Project Finance, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“This is a comprehensive PPA course which is useful and will benefit personnel who involved in power industry.” – Manager (Technical), YTL Power International Berhad.

“Good training, trainer is experienced, materials are comprehensive.” – Analyst, Petronas.

“Being new in power industry, this course has brought me better appreciation of technicalities in the PPAs, which will certainly help in my job.” – Commercial Manager, Petronas

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

Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engines – Aug’18

TURBOCHARGED MARINE DIESEL ENGINES

Selection, Applications, Operation, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing,
Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Refurbishment, Performance Monitoring,
Power Augmentation, and Economics

15 – 16 AUGUST 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Turbocharged marine diesel engines have the highest efficiency and reliability for powering ships. They also have low capital, operation and maintenance cost. Diesel engines have been used to power ships of various sizes. The environmental emissions of these engines are minimal.  This seminar will provide in-depth coverage of the selection, operation, inspection, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, refurbishment, performance monitoring, power augmentation, and economics of all types of turbocharged marine diesel engines.  The main focus of this seminar will be on the inspection, testing, troubleshooting, maintenance, and refurbishment of these engines.  All the components, instrumentation, and control systems of turbocharged diesel engines will be covered in detail.  The design, selection considerations, operation, maintenance, economics of turbocharged marine diesel engines as well as, emission limits, reliability, monitoring and governing systems will also be covered in detail.  This seminar will also provide up-dated information in respect to all the significant improvements that have been made to turbocharged marine diesel engines during the last two decades.

Learning Outcomes

  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engines Components and Systems: Learn about all components and subsystems of the various types of turbocharged marine diesel engines
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Failure Modes, Inspection, Diagnostic Testing, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Refurbishment: Learn about all the failure modes of turbocharged marine diesel engines, inspection techniques, diagnostic testing, troubleshooting, maintenance and refurbishment activities required for these engines to minimize their operating cost and maximize their efficiency, reliability, and longevity.
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Environmental Emissions: Learn about the monitoring and control of turbocharged marine diesel engine environmental emissions
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Instrumentation and Control Systems: Learn about the latest instrumentation and control systems of turbocharged marine diesel engines
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Reliability and Testing: Increase your knowledge of turbocharged marine diesel engines predictive and preventive maintenance, reliability and testing.
  • Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Selection and Applications: Gain a detailed understanding of the selection considerations and applications of turbocharged marine diesel engines

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

Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Design

Components and Advantages

Fuel System

Electronic Management System

Turbocharged Marine Diesel Engine Failure Modes

Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Refurbishment

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

Best Operation Practices for a Hydro-Electric Power Plant – Aug’18

BEST OPERATION PRACTICES FOR A HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANT

13 – 15 AUGUST 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of all the best operation practices for a hydro-electric power plant.  The design and operation of a hydro-electric power plant and all its equipment are covered in detail in this seminar.  The main focus of the seminar is on the best practice guidelines to optimize the performance of every equipment in the hydro-electric power plant.  This includes turbine, governing system, transformers, generator, instrumentation and control systems.  All the methods used to optimize the performance of a hydro-electric power plant to meet international standards will be discussed in detail in this seminar.  This includes optimization of the plant management, plant automation, upgrading the hydro-electric power plant to a computer-based supervisory control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and optimization of all equipment operation, surveillance, monitoring, testing, and maintenance. This seminar is also focused on using advanced algorithms to optimize the generator efficiency, and optimization of a hydro-electric power plant performance by selecting specific operating parameters such as the most efficient load, maximum sustainable load, fixed turbine flow, headwater/tailwater elevation control, load following/automatic generation control, condensing reactive power control, automatic load reduction and reinstatement for temperature considerations.  The seminar will also cover in detail all the inspection methods and tests required to identify faults and deficiencies in hydro-electric power plant equipment, as well as, the most advanced repair techniques and refurbishment methods.  This seminar will also cover all the activities required to commission this equipment and all protective systems associated with it.  The objective of the seminar is to maximize the performance, efficiency, reliability, and longevity of hydro-electric power plants by providing the best guidelines and practices for operating and maintaining them.

 

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in operating, managing, inspecting, testing, maintaining or refurbishing hydro-electric power plants because it covers the best operation methods and provides the necessary guidelines and rules that ensure the successful repair and refurbishment of hydro-electric power plants. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all modern troubleshooting and commissioning methods which increases the reliability, and capacity factor (power output) of hydro-electric power plants and minimizes their forced outages, and operation and maintenance costs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Best Operation Practices for Hydro-Electric Power Plants: Gain a thorough understanding of the best operation practices for hydro-electric power plants
  • Hydro-Electric Power Plant Design and Operation: Learn about hydro-electric power plant design and operation
  • Optimization of Hydro-Electric Power Plant Performance to Meet International Standards: Learn all the methods used to allow hydro-electric power plants to meet international standards of performance
  • Optimization of Hydro-Electric Power Plant Equipment Performance: Understand all the techniques used to optimize power plant equipment performance and allow them to meet international standards
  • Optimize hydro-Electric Power Plant Management: Learn the methods used to optimize hydro-electric power plant Management
  • Automation and Upgrades Required for a Hydro-Electric Power Plant: Gain a thorough understanding of all the automation and upgrades required for a hydro-electric power plant to improve its performance
  • Hydro-Electric Power Plant Upgrade to a Computer-Based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA):Understand how to upgrade a hydro-electric power plant to a computer-based SCADA
  • Using Advanced Algorithms to Optimize the Generator Efficiency: Learn how to use advanced algorithms to optimize the generator efficiency
  • Best Practices for Reliability, Monitoring and Maintenance of a Hydro-Electric Power plants: Understand all the methods used to improve the reliability, monitoring and maintenance of hydro-electric power plants
  • Optimization of Hydro-Electric Power Plant Performance by Selecting Specific Operating Parameters: Learn how to optimize hydro-electric power plant performance by selecting the most efficient load, maximum sustainable load, fixed turbine flow, headwater/tailwater elevation control, load following/automatic generation control, condensing reactive power control, automatic load reduction and reinstatement for temperature considerations

Who Should Attend

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

(this seminar is suitable for individuals who do not have an electrical background)

 

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

Hydro-Electric Power Plant Design

Classification of Hydro-Electric Power Plants

Economics of Hydro-electric Power Plants

Optimization of Turbine and Generator Performance

Best Practices for Reliability, Operation

Power Station Protective Systems

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

Renewable Energy Finance: Preparing And Financing Projects – Jul’18

RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCE: PREPARING AND FINANCING PROJECTS

30 - 31 JULY 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

If you are involved in the development of renewable energy projects, the financing of projects at the various stages of the development cycle is key to successful project execution, the returns a project generates, and the ease with which it can be sold again.

 

In this two-day course, you will learn about renewable technology, renewable incentives, project calculation and assessment, project structuring, contracting and sourcing from an energy finance perspective.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this 2 day programme you will be able to understand,

  • Various renewable markets and technologies from a commercial viewpoint
  • How to appraise renewable energy projects and choose among various options
  • The valuation of renewable projects
  • How to structure financing for your project, and find sources of capital
  • How to win support for your renewable project
  • You will also be able to ask specific questions relating to your work and organization and discuss them with the trainer and other attendees

Who Should Attend

  • Energy asset developers
  • Energy industry managers
  • Risk managers
  • Investors in renewable energy assets

 

There are no prerequisites to attend this course, but a basic understanding of the energy industry will help.

Course Faculty - Matthias Obert

Dr. Matthias Obert

Matthias Obert was Head of Power & Gas at SGX until September 2015 and responsible for the development of the energy business within SGX, comprising derivatives in electricity, LNG, oil and petrochemicals, as well as physical energy business in electricity, gas and LNG.

 

Prior to SGX, he worked with RWE Supply & Trading as Senior Investment Manager Principal Investments as well as Chief Operating Officer Sales & Origination in London and Geneva. Before this, he was a Consultant with McKinsey & Company, working for European and international clients in the energy, materials and wholesale banking sectors.

 

Mr. Obert holds a diploma in industrial engineering as well as a doctorate degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA.

 

CASES AND EXAMPLES

Renewable markets and their incentive systems

‘Non-standard’ project examples for increased returns

Project selection in case of a wind park development

Simple financial analysis examples for wind and solar projects

Project and tax structure examples

Contract examples

Typical costs of various forms of capital

Examples of corporate clean energy buyers

How-to advice for working with lenders

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

Project Finance Financial Modelling For Power Projects – Jun’18

PROJECT FINANCE FINANCIAL MODELLING FOR POWER PROJECTS

25 – 27 JUNE 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A practical course aimed at enabling participants to deepen their knowledge and understanding of project finance planning and modelling by providing them with the tools and skill sets needed to analyse and assess pertinent issues in the evolving and increasingly competitive energy sector. Building on your existing modelling skills, this course focuses on how to develop and use sophisticated and robust project finance models.

During the course you will build a financial model step by step and then use it to perform sensitivity analysis. The emphasis will be on avoiding common mistakes found in project finance models and how to build a model according to good financial modelling practice.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • How to build a model according to modelling best practice
  • Learn how to structure a project finance model
  • How to calculate capital expenditure and construction timelines
  • Understand the key contracts and structures involved in project financing
  • Examine project revenue structures
  • Build operational cashflow statements
  • Learn how to develop debt tracking accounts
  • Discover the key ratios used in project finance and how to calculate them in a financial model
  • How to model a range of financing structures, including cash sweeps, refinancing and bullet loans
  • Build in sensitivity analysis to your models

 

Who Should Attend

This 3 day training course is ideal for professionals who want a thorough grounding in project financing modelling. Professionals in corporate planning, economics, investment analyst, corporate/project finance, business development, infrastructure advisory and heads of business units will find this course useful. As such, it represents a perfect learning experience for professionals within Utility Companies (Power, IPP etc), Banks and Finance Companies, Government Ministries and Departments, Oil and Energy Companies, Power Equipment Manufacturers, International Finance institutions, Multilateral and Bilateral Organisations organizations providing services to the energy sector.

You must have a practical familiarity of the following:

  • The layout of Excel
  • Have the ability to enter data in Excel
  • Be able to use basic functions such as SUM, MIN, MAX,AVERAGE
  • Have knowledge of the IF function
  • Use relative and absolute references

 

Course Faculty - Paul Olson

Paul Olson

Associate at Project Finance Solutions Ltd

Paul Olson

Paul is an experienced financial modeller with broad experience in the related analysis of commercial contracts and structures for major projects. Following an initial career in aerospace market forecasting for Asia he became a business analyst at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures (RRPV) responsible for producing financial models and investment analysis for project finance and equity funded power projects.
Paul has developed and reviewed financial models for:

  • Gas fired power stations throughout the world
  • Several wind power projects in the Europe
  • A coal fired power station in Africa
  • A number of UK PFI health projects
  • Electricity transmission networks in Eastern Europe
  • Desalination projects in the Middle East
  • Combined water and power projects in the Middle East
  • Gas pipeline projects
  • Electrical interconnector projects

He currently works for Project Financing Solutions, a boutique project finance advisory firm that advises a number of clients on financing power and infrastructure projects.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Excellent presentation and hands on practice for better understanding.”
– GENERAL MANAGER, TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD.

A very good presentation which it is easy to understand and it can be used right away.” – ENGINEER, POWER GENERATION, MOTT MACDONALD.

I enjoyed all learnings from this training and will really be able to apply it in my work.” – AVP CONTROLLER, ABOITIZ POWER GROUP.

This course has provided an insight on good financial modelling practices, fundamentals, step by step on how to develop the model. A course must be attended by all analysts associates commercial project team members from banks, developers etc.” – SENIOR ANALYST, YTL POWER INTERNATIONAL 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