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EPC Project – Mar 2018

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

27 - 29 MARCH 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This course is to help you make major power projects successful. To achieve this, 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 failing megaprojects
  • 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
  • This equates to an annual USD 73 billion global overrun based on IEA capital investment forecast
  • Senior practitioners are calling for change to meet current business needs
  • Client organisations need to buy-in as primary change drivers in their supply chain. Then, practical improvement measures can be implemented

Learning Outcomes

  • The medicine applied over decades to “sick projects” is not working
  • Preventative medicine is needed
  • Well-designed contracts provide the “spine” underpinning business governance and project management disciplines to deliver successful projects
  • Indispensable contract development and management techniques to help you make major power projects successful:
  • Actionable and economic measures to prepare well-designed contracts
  • Execution phase contract management measures to keep the project on track. Mitigating claims, or the timely resolution of claim issues if they arise

Who Should Attend

Executive decision makers, commercial, engineering and execution 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 & Sean Hardy

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

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

Ben Crossley

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

Testimonial from BEN’S other courses

“The course is helpful as it has identified many useful points for contract management, identified the challenges and how to deal effectively with the various issues.” – PROJECT ENGINEER, TUAS POWER UTILITIES PTE LTD.

“I think this course basically is a good course with active discussion amongst the speakers and delegates” – SENIOR ASSOCIATE, MARARIM & TAIRAS

“Good insight about contract management in 2 days” – 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

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling – Apr

MAINTENANCE PLANNING & SCHEDULING

04 - 06 APRIL 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

A key component of production cost is maintenance and the key role of maintenance is to guarantee the reliability of the production. The crucial element for ensuring that maintenance is cost effectively delivered is the planning and scheduling of maintenance tasks.

 

Given the huge impact maintenance management can have on production output, as well as the increasing tendency for maintenance departments to be asked to do “more with less”, it is essential that maintenance professionals strive toward the implementation of best practices in maintenance planning.

 

Ron Moore, author of Making Common Sense Common Practice, quotes benchmarking studies that show that reactive maintenance correlates strongly with poor plant or facility performance. Yet many companies are still operating in this fire-fighting mode.

 

A proactive approach means that we regain control of the work we do and its timing. This leads to improved safety and availability. This course provides a methodology for: pre-planning routine maintenance tasks generated by predictive and preventive maintenance programs, planning tasks to recover from malfunction or breakdown and a strategy to allow us to cope with random failure. The course will cover the essential steps we need to take to plan and schedule our maintenance work properly. That will help maximize the proactive content and further our goal of achieving best-in-class performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop the ability to produce logical and comprehensive maintenance plans using a systematic and structured approach.
  • Produce work schedules that optimize Plant Availability.
  • Enable high productivity and effectiveness of the workforce by proper work preparation.
  • Plan the ‘unexpected’; managing trips, breakdowns and other unwanted incidents, smoothly and efficiently.

Who Should Attend

Maintenance Managers, Engineers, Planners, Schedulers, Supervisors and Senior Technicians.

Course Faculty - V. Narayan

V Narayan

Former Head of Royal Dutch Shell Group’s Centre of Excellence in Maintenance and Reliability Engineering, UK.

Author of “Effective Maintenance Management – Risk and Reliability Strategies for Optimizing Performance”, Industrial Press Inc., NY.

Lead Author, 100 Years of Maintenance: Practical Lessons from Three Lifetimes, Industrial Press., NY.

V. Narayan

Narayan retired from The Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies in 2002, after a distinguished career in maintenance and project engineering.

 

As the Head of Maintenance Strategy Group, Shell UK Exploration and Production, he was involved in the following assignments:

  • Created a new process and authored a standard to build in Reliability into new Projects. This process, called ‘Operations in Projects’ is now extensively used in all major Shell Projects.  This clear Business Process enables Shell to maximise Life Cycle Net Present Value by designing lean Plants with high Reliability.
  • Created a comprehensive Reliability Database, using failure records from 15 Offshore Platforms over a 17 year period and applying Weibull analysis. It includes a Relief Valve Database analysing some 14000 test bench records, as well as one for Gas, Heat and Smoke Detectors.
  • Managed the Internal Consultancy Services and later extended it to other Shell Companies as Head of Shell’s Centre of Excellence for the E&P sector. Provided Training and Consultancy Services to Shell Companies in Brunei, Philippines, Argentina, Australia, Gabon, Nigeria and Oman.
  • Was the Custodian of Shell Standards relating to Maintenance Strategy.
  • Was a regular lecturer in RCM at the Shell Training Centre in Holland, conducting 14 sessions over an 8 year period
  • Carried out a Maintenance Review of Shell Gabon’s Oil Production Facilities

 

As Maintenance and Reliability Adviser, Shell International, The Hague, he was involved in the following:

  • Created Shell’s process and Performance Indicators, for Bench-Marking Maintenance Performance of Refineries and Gas Plants. This methodology is still in use today.
  • Carried out a Maintenance Audit of Woodside Petroleum’s LNG Plant in Western Australia.
  • Coordinated the Shell Group Refineries participating in the external Bench-Marking studies conducted by Solomon Associates Inc.
  • Facilitated a major Root Cause Analysis at a Shell Chemical Plant in The Netherlands.
  • Carried out a review of a major Shutdown execution at Pernis, the largest Shell Refinery, identifying significant improvement opportunities. Many of these are now embedded in their planning process.
  • Carried out an audit of the Planning of the largest Shutdown at Shell’s Stanlow Refinery.
  • Was a founder member of the Shell MERIT team, which made major improvements to Refineries’ maintenance performance. Shell now sells this process to third parties.
  • Identified best practices and opportunities for business improvement in fields of reliability, maintenance, inspection and projects in Shell Refineries, and Gas Plants.
  • Created and edited Shell’s Reliability Newsletter promoting best maintenance and operating practices and techniques worldwide

 

  1. He has published many articles and presented papers at International Conferences. He has worked in the upstream and downstream Oil and Gas Industry sectors, Engineering, Automobile and Pharmaceutical Industries. He has worked in several countries and cultures, including Saudi Arabia, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.He is currently on the faculty of Shell Open University and Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, in their MSc programme in Asset Integrity Programme

TOPICS COVERED

Work Identification

Maintenance Planning

Priority Setting 

Maintenance Scheduling

Emergency Response

Data and CMMS

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

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

Excitation Systems – AprKL

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.

02 – 03 APRIL 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

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

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will learn about:

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

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - Douglas Cope

Douglas Cope

Electrical Engineer at

Excitation and Engineering Services Ltd

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

 

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

 

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

Testimonial from DOUGLAS’s other courses

“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.

COAL STOCKPILE MANAGEMENT & SYSTEMS

COAL STOCKPILE MANAGEMENT & SYSTEMS

Solidifying your knowledge on stockpile management and stepping into effective
stockpile management systems

26 - 27 MARCH 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Managing your stockpile effectively can be a daunting task when you have to consider all the factors that play a major part in it. This can be especially difficult when you have considered the environmental impact, quantity vs. quality issues and the financial implications of your stockpile. Thus, organisations need to manage their stockpile effectively to ensure that they get the optimal grade from their stockpiles to ensure that their clients get the finest quality. Organisations need to take into consideration Occupational Health and Safety issues that goes hand in hand with managing your stockpile effectively.

 

Organisations need to decide on the best design principles for their stockpile to maintain the good quality of their stockpile. They need to consider the environmental impact their stockpiles have and how to minimize their footprint. The blending and grading of your material needs to be assessed to ensure that you can supply a high quality product, but also sell your product at a optimum price. Monitoring your stockpile for hot spots and contaminated areas will not only improve the quality of your stockpile, but will ensure a safe working environment for your employees.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Building your stockpile to suit the requirements of your organization
  • Considering the environment when managing your stockpile
  • Evaluating your stockpile to ensure that the tonnage does not affect your quality
  • Maximizing the output of your stockpile through effective management
  • Safeguarding your stockpile against airborne contaminants that could eat into your organisation’s profit
  • Designing measures to avoid spontaneous combustion of your coal stockpile

Who Should Attend

  • Raw Material Managers
  • Pit and Assistant Pit Superintendents
  • Plant Managers
  • Metallurgical Managers
  • Logistics and Operations Managers
  • Stock and Quality Co-ordinators
  • Mining Engineers
  • Environmental Managers
  • Production Manage
  • Policy and planning officers

Course Faculty - Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson has been working in the coal industry for over 35 years after completing a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1980. He has gained extensive practical experience in coal handling, blending and transportation while working in a production environment at several coal mines in the Hunter Valley region and has adapted this practical approach when working on consulting projects.

The balance of experience between production and consulting has allowed Richard to develop practical training courses that have been very well received by participants and company management. Courses he has prepared have been designed for coal preparation operators, dense medium cyclone operators and coal quality managers. Richard has also lectured at both the Advanced Coal Preparation and Basic Coal Preparation courses co-ordinated by the Australian Coal Preparation Society. In Indonesia he has provided training courses to various coal mining companies in topics including coal quality, coal preparation and coal utilisation.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Understanding stockpiles

Evaluate the economics and efficiency of stockpiling systems

Examine the method of stacking onto stockpiles

Identify the different types of stockpile systems

Calculate capital and operating costing issues relating to stockpile design

Build stockpiles to meet design criteria

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

PROCESS CONTROL AND SMART TECHNOLOGY

PROCESS CONTROL AND SMART TECHNOLOGY

18 – 20 APRIL 2018, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, HART protocol, control valves, actuators, and smart technology. This seminar will focus on maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of these systems and equipment by providing an understanding of the characteristics, selection criteria, common problems and repair techniques, preventive and predictive maintenance.

This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in the selection, applications, or maintenance of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology because it covers how these systems and equipment operate, the latest maintenance techniques, and provides guidelines and rules that ensure their successful operation. In addition, this seminar will cover in detail the basic design, operating characteristics, specification, selection criteria, advanced fault detection techniques, critical components and all preventive and predictive maintenance methods in order to increase the reliability of these systems and equipment and reduce their operation and maintenance cost.

Seminar Outcomes

  • Equipment Operation: Gain a thorough understanding of the operating characteristics of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection: Learn in detail all the diagnostic techniques and inspections required of critical components of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Testing: Understand thoroughly all the tests required for the various types of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Determine all the maintenance and troubleshooting activities required to minimize the downtime and operating cost of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Repair and Refurbishment: Gain a detailed understanding of the various methods used to repair and refurbish modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity: Learn the various methods used to maximize the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Sizing: Gain a detailed understanding of all the calculations and sizing techniques used for modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Design Features: Understand all the design features that improve the efficiency and reliability of modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology
  • Equipment Selection: Learn how to select modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology by using the performance characteristics and selection criteria that you will learn in this seminar
  • Equipment Enclosures and Sealing Methods Learn about the various types of enclosures and sealing arrangements used for modern control systems, digital control, distributed control systems (DCSs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, industrial instrumentation, control valves, actuators, and smart technology

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

Equipment Operation

Equipment Diagnostics and Inspection

Equipment Testing

Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Equipment Repair and Refurbishment

Efficiency, Reliability, and Longevity

Equipment Sizing

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