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COAL SUPPLY CHAIN – July

COAL SUPPLY CHAIN

10 - 12 JULY 2018, PENANG, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Modern life is unimaginable without electricity. It lights houses, buildings, streets, provides domestic and industrial heat, and powers most equipment used in homes, offices and machinery in factories. Improving access to electricity worldwide is critical to alleviating poverty. Coal plays a vital role in electricity generation worldwide. Coal-fired power plants currently fuel 41% of global electricity and, in Peninsular Malaysia coal-fired power plants represent about 50% of total electricity generation. It is imperative that TNB develops its own human capital in understanding the overall coal supply chain management and its coal power plant operators are able to utilise and manage coal effectively and efficiently. TNBF had work together with ILSAS (TNB’s subsidiaries providing training services) in organising Coal Supply Chain training program. TNB is the largest coal fired power plant owner in Malaysia. TNB owns five (5) coal plants with a total generation of 8,700 MW. Meanwhile TNBF is the only coal procurement company in Malaysia, had delivered about 26 million tonne of coal to power plant in Peninsular Malaysia and expected to deliver 39.5 million tonne by 2019. TNBF with the vast experience gained in supplying coal and expertise from TNB’s power plant in operating their assets, the coal supply chain program will explain and discuss on the challenges in supplying coal from mine pit to power plants.

Learning Outcomes

This training course will equip you with the following:

  • Expand your knowledge – Gain a comprehensive understanding of how the coal industry operates
  • Learn from the best – Discover new business and commercial strategies
  • Seize opportunities – Evaluate the latest technologies and opportunities for growth

Who Should Attend

All who are involved in Coal Power Plant / Coal Procurement Process

Course Faculty - Hiew Char Loong & Mastura Musa

Hiew Char Loong, Senior Manager (Fuel Procurement & Purchasing), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd

Hiew obtained a Bachelor Degree of Engineering, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia. He is currently entrusted with the position of the Senior Manager (Fuel Procurement & Purchasing), TNB Fuel Services Sdn. Bhd.

 

He has about fifteen years working experience with Tenaga Nasional Berhad, as Business Performance Planning & Budgeting Engineer and as Material Services Engineer at Sultan Iskandar Power Station.

 

At TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd, Mr. Hiew was previously a Manager (Coal Supply), Manager (Contract), Manager (Fuel Strategic Planning) and Senior Market Analyst before been appointed to the current position as a Senior Manager (Fuel Procurement & Purchasing). He is also certified with Certificate of TOT – Basic Instructional Skills from TNB ILSAS and Certificate of ISO Lead Auditor from SIRIM.

 

He has extensive knowledge in commodity procurement particularly in the areas of international sourcing, quality evaluation, market pricings, international trading practice and contract management. With almost eleven (11) years of experience in coal industry, he is knowledgeable on coal handling and coal procurement procedures.  He is currently handling the annual coal price negotiation with top producers from Indonesia, Australia, Russia and South Africa.

 

Mastura Musa, Senior Manager (Fuel Strategic Planning), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd

Mastura obtained a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration (Transportation), Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia. She is the Fuel Strategic Planning Senior Manager in TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.

 

Before joining TNB, she has about three years working experience in multi-national companies which include JD Resources Sdn Bhd and United Parcel Services (M) Sdn Bhd as a Logistic Executive.

 

Mastura has served TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd since 2008 beginning as a Fixture Executive, Logistic Executive for Kapar Energy Venture, Manager before been appointed to the current position as Senior Manager (Fuel Strategic Planning). She is also certified with Certificate of TOT – Basic Instructional Skills from TNB ILSAS and Certificate of ISO Lead Auditor from SIRIM.

 

She has extensive knowledge in logistic and coal supply chain. With almost ten (10) years of experience in transportation, she is knowledgeable on coal handling procedures and managing coal supply issues to the power plants. Mastura is among the young blood is TNBF who possess extensive skill in coal industry and has been entrusted in managing the customers’ request efficiently and effectively.

TOPICS COVERED

Overview on the importance of coal in the world energy industry

Coal outlook in Malaysia’s electricity growth, generation mix and regulation

Malaysian coal overview & challenges

Coal procurement process in Malaysia

Coal delivery and handling

Mining due diligence

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

COAL SUPPLY CHAIN – SEPT

COAL SUPPLY CHAIN

03 – 04 SEPTEMBER 2018, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

Modern life is unimaginable without electricity. It lights houses, buildings, streets, provides domestic and industrial heat, and powers most equipment used in homes, offices and machinery in factories. Improving access to electricity worldwide is critical to alleviating poverty. Coal plays a vital role in electricity generation worldwide. Coal-fired power plants currently fuel 41% of global electricity and, in Peninsular Malaysia coal-fired power plants represent about 50% of total electricity generation. It is imperative that TNB develops its own human capital in understanding the overall coal supply chain management and its coal power plant operators are able to utilise and manage coal effectively and efficiently. TNBF had work together with ILSAS (TNB’s subsidiaries providing training services) in organising Coal Supply Chain training program. TNB is the largest coal fired power plant owner in Malaysia. TNB owns five (5) coal plants with a total generation of 8,700 MW. Meanwhile TNBF is the only coal procurement company in Malaysia, had delivered about 26 million tonne of coal to power plant in Peninsular Malaysia and expected to deliver 39.5 million tonne by 2019. TNBF with the vast experience gained in supplying coal and expertise from TNB’s power plant in operating their assets, the coal supply chain program will explain and discuss on the challenges in supplying coal from mine pit to power plants.

Learning Outcomes

This training course will equip you with the following:

  • Expand your knowledge – Gain a comprehensive understanding of how the coal industry operates
  • Learn from the best – Discover new business and commercial strategies
  • Seize opportunities – Evaluate the latest technologies and opportunities for growth

Who Should Attend

All who are involved in Coal Power Plant / Coal Procurement Process

Course Faculty

Hiew Char Loong, Senior Manager (Fuel Procurement & Purchasing), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd

The trainer obtained a Bachelor Degree of Engineering, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia. He is currently entrusted with the position of the Senior Manager (Fuel Procurement & Purchasing), TNB Fuel Services Sdn. Bhd.

 

He has about fifteen years working experience with Tenaga Nasional Berhad, as Business Performance Planning & Budgeting Engineer and as Material Services Engineer at Sultan Iskandar Power Station.

 

At TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd, he was previously a Manager (Coal Supply), Manager (Contract), Manager (Fuel Strategic Planning) and Senior Market Analyst before been appointed to the current position as a Senior Manager (Fuel Procurement & Purchasing). He is also certified with Certificate of TOT – Basic Instructional Skills from TNB ILSAS and Certificate of ISO Lead Auditor from SIRIM.

 

He has extensive knowledge in commodity procurement particularly in the areas of international sourcing, quality evaluation, market pricings, international trading practice and contract management. With almost eleven (11) years of experience in coal industry, he is knowledgeable on coal handling and coal procurement procedures. He is currently handling the annual coal price negotiation with top producers from Indonesia, Australia, Russia and South Africa.

 

Mastura Musa, Senior Manager (Fuel Strategic Planning), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd

The trainer obtained a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration (Transportation), Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia. She is the Fuel Strategic Planning Senior Manager in TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.

 

Before joining TNB, she has about three years working experience in multi-national companies which include JD Resources Sdn Bhd and United Parcel Services (M) Sdn Bhd as a Logistic Executive.

 

She has served TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd since 2008 beginning as a Fixture Executive, Logistic Executive for Kapar Energy Venture, Manager before been appointed to the current position as Senior Manager (Fuel Strategic Planning). She is also certified with Certificate of TOT – Basic Instructional Skills from TNB ILSAS and Certificate of ISO Lead Auditor from SIRIM.

 

She has extensive knowledge in logistic and coal supply chain. With almost ten (10) years of experience in transportation, she is knowledgeable on coal handling procedures and managing coal supply issues to the power plants. She is among the young blood is TNBF who possess extensive skill in coal industry and has been entrusted in managing the customers’ request efficiently and effectively.

TOPICS COVERED

Overview on the importance of coal in the world energy industry

Coal outlook in Malaysia’s electricity growth, generation mix and regulation

Malaysian coal overview & challenges

Coal procurement process in Malaysia

Coal delivery and handling

Mining due diligence

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

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

THE ART OF LAYTIME – AUGUST

THE ART OF LAYTIME FOR COAL SHIPMENT

06 - 07 AUGUST 2018, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

Imagine a day in your life, waking up facing contracts stacked in front of you. One side of your table filled by files with contracts that you need to go through and on the other side, files consists of documents regarding maritime to approve or decline. Besides, more Shipment details were still pending from being keyed- in, and when you started think where to start, you received phone calls from various freight dealers asking for updates about their demurrage resettlement. Your life can be miserable and you are afraid that decisions made are no longer accurate.

 

This is why one need to train himself from the experts to polish his ability in this sector. This is where we came in to help in by providing training to other entities for their own and nation’s betterment but efficiency in this “dull” put-fixture activity is expected nevertheless.

 

The expected time for a coal shipment to be in port for the loading and unloading process is known as laytime. Unfortunately, if the coal shipment is delayed at the port due to some uncontrollable reasons, it will cause the ship-owner to be entitled to claim compensation in the form of demurrage.

 

Most of the time, laytime and demurrage enthusiasts seem to forget the most important part in the process, which is the calculations. It is a single document that determines the final outcomes of the process. The end-to-end laytime job reactive to great focus in details and numbers.

 

Throughout this 2-day training, participants will be involved deeply on the fundamental principles which underpin laytime and also calculations involved. Besides, this training provides the participants a real time situational understanding since the training includes case studies and workshops which are specially designed for coal shipments to ensure the participants can outline all the knowledge gained throughout the training.

 

TNBF, one of the prominent company in Malaysia, had involved directly in laytime processes pertaining to coal shipments for years. Experience and the strategy of TNBF had been benchmarked for many companies. This program opens an opportunity for the participants to meet the experts in the field who are the one behind TNBF’s great efficiency.

At the end of the training, participants will have a clear understandings on how the principle can be changed by the wording of contractual terms. All the modules includes practical Examples of calculation. This training only caters for coal bulk industry laytime.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand concept of Laytime calculation
  • To gain knowledge on contractual terms and resolution on dispute issues in Despatch and Demurrage
  • To gain practical expertise in post-fixtures strategies
  • To enhance your ability to understand the underlying principles on Despatch and Demurrage
  • To improve individual skills in calculating and negotiating in Despatch and Demurrage

Who Should Attend

This program is beneficial to:

  • Beginners in Laytime field for bulk industry
  • New comer to shipping industry
  • Employees working in chartering and Logistic department

Course Faculty - Nurul Wahidah Talib & Farah Syairah Nik Suhaimi

Nurul Wahidah Talib , Executive (Operation), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.

Wahida is a progressive executive in TNB Fuel Service. She holds a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration in Finance from University Teknologi Mara, Malaysia. Currently, she entrusted with the position of the Executive (Operation), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd. She is the key account manager for Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd.

 

Before Joining TNB, she worked with few multinational companies including, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, HSBC Bank Malaysia and also Holcim Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

 

Wahida started her carrier path in TNB Fuel Service Sdn Bhd as a Demurrage Analyst for over 3 years. Throughout her carrier she deals with Kapar Energy TNB Fuel Service Sdn Bhd, Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd, TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd and also Tanjung Bin Power Sdn Bhd.

 

Wahida have deep understandings and knowledge in Laytime and demmurage due to her exposures with many parties in this industry. Her experience and her extensive skills in Laytime Industry had been among the reason of TNB Fuel Service’s operation operating smoothly.

 

Farah Syairah Nik Suhaimi, Executive (Operation), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd

Farah holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology (Hons). & Master of Engineering (Safety, Health and Environment). Currently, she entrusted with the position of the Executive (Operation), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.

 

With almost seven (7) years in areas of Logistic and international business, she involved in General cargo vessels, container ships, dry bulk carriers and reefer ships. Also, she had experience in Sales, Marketing and branding.

 

By covering, wide area of expertise in supply chain management, Farah has deep understanding and knowledge in this industry. Her vast experience and progressive skills has been entrusted and qualifies her to deal many coal IPP for TNB Fuel Services such as in Manjung, Jimah, Kapar and also Tanjung Bin. She is also keen in strengthening her skills and therefore, she is now pursuing her PhD in Business Administration.

TOPICS COVERED

Introduction of Laytime

Documents Required in Laytime Calculation

Parties Involved in Laytime

Contract Terms

Laytime & Incoterms Relationship

Seven Stages in Laytime Calculations & Simulations

Negotiation

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

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

THE ART OF COAL PRICE NEGOTIATIONS – JULY

THE ART OF COAL PRICE NEGOTIATIONS

09 – 10 JULY 2018, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

All of us have experienced that dreading, frustrating feeling when we cannot seem to get what we want. When situation does not work in your favor, your breath shortened, your grip tightened and your feelings take over. Negotiation, be it big or small, has its own art.

 

The coal business is growing bigger than ever before. It is YOUR TIME, to step up your game and be THE WIZARD that this industry needs. TNBF is thriving as the biggest, single coal buyer in the Asia Pacific region. We pride ourselves as an organization with negotiators’ mind set and excellent business aspirations. Hence, we intend to share our valuable experience and skills.

 

There is no doubt that an excellent preparation in a prerequisite to a successful conclusion. Therefore, we would like to invite you to our 3-day program where we aim to equip you with the correct skillsets for your next coal price negotiation. Amongst other topics, we will talk about how to create an impactful dialog, the dynamics of the coal market and most importantly, how to get more of what you want from a negotiation. We believe that the key is to be persuasive rather than demanding. Do not miss out as ‘opportunity knocks but once’.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the market forces and ways to deal it
  • Strategy and preparatory needed when involved in coal price negotiation
  • Anticipate the performance of coal market
  • To enhance knowledge in the perspective of seating arrangements, body language and also ways of communication which is vital in negotiations

Who Should Attend

This program is beneficial to:

  • Managers, Executive in middle management, purchasing and sales roles who want to increase their understanding of the psychological aspects of getting the best win-win deals with suppliers, contractors or customers
  • Those who wish to hone existing skills/knowledge to a higher level in negotiation.

Course Faculty - Amir Rizwan Ramali & Faizal Hafiz Razali

Amir Rizwan Ramali, Executive (Market Analyst), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd

Amir is a potential executive in TNB Fuel Service. He is a graduate from University Putra Malaysia (UPM), in Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Currently, he entrusted with the position of the Executive (Market Analyst), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.

 

With total of five (5) years of employment experience, he started his carrier path in TNB Fuel Service. He was first positioned as Internal Auditor in TNB Fuel Service for 1 year. Then he was shifted to Market Analyst Department. Thereafter he serves as a market analyst until now.

 

Throughout his experience working as a market analyst, he joined in many negotiations especially negotiation in coal supplies. Therefore he has vast experience dealing with negotiators. He is also well aware of the coal price market.

 

Faizal Hafiz Razali, Executive (Market Analyst), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd

Faizal obtained a Bachelor Degree of Accounting, International Islamic University of Malaysia. He is currently entrusted with the position of Market Analyst in TNB Fuel Services Sdn. Bhd (A subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad). Prior he was with the Group Finance in Tenaga Nasional Berhad, overlooking at revenue close to RM48billion in Financial Year 2017.

 

He owns a certified certificate of TOT – Basic Instructional Skills from TNB ILSAS and also has a certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming by Comfori training provider.

 

With almost 6 years working experience with TNB and TNBF, he had dealt with various customers, suppliers, traders in the industry internationally and exposed to various series of negotiations. In TNB Fuel Services Sdn. Bhd. he is currently handling the annual coal price negotiation with top producers from Indonesia, Australia, Russia and South Africa.

 

Faizal’s mission is to work and communicate closely with all coal players in the industry in order to keep him updated on the latest progress and information. By doing this, he believes it can strengthens the relationship between both parties and indirectly benefits the organization when it comes to the process of negotiating the contract and price negotiation.

TOPICS COVERED

Market Fundamentals

History of coal prices

Trending of index performance – The 10 Year Story

Coal Specification: What can you take, what can you compromise

Coal Market Performance

Strength and Weakness of your Clones, Jedis and Senators

Contract Performance

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

WATER CHEMISTRY FOR LARGE UTILITIES BOILERS FOR CHEMIST & BOILER ENGINEERS

WATER CHEMISTRY FOR LARGE UTILITIES BOILERS FOR CHEMIST & BOILER ENGINEERS

22 - 23 NOVEMBER 2018, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

This is an advanced cycle chemistry training course for power plant chemists and chemical engineers wishing to expand their knowledge and skills and to become more effective in their day to day roles dealing with thermal power plant chemistry.

 

The course will provide ample opportunity for robust technical discussion and expand on advanced concepts in thermal power plant cycle chemistry. Due to being only a two day course, the course does not cover water treatment plants, cooling water chemistry and sampling and analysis systems. It focuses only on the steam/water aspects of the thermal power cycle.

 

After registration a plant survey form will be issued to each attendee to allow customization of the course material.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course the attendees should have a significantly increased understanding of cycle chemistry in a thermal power plant and the interrelationships between plant operation, cycle chemistry and potential failure modes due to corrosion and/or deposition throughout the cycle.

 

Attendees will be better equipped to effectively manage the corrosion and deposition risks in a thermal power plant

Who Should Attend

The course has been designed for attendees that have 1-5 years of experience in a thermal power station cycle chemistry and that have a basic understanding of the form and function of a thermal power station.

 

A basic background level of power plant chemistry knowledge is assumed for all the attendees including the ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The course is not suitable for persons without any power plant chemistry or power plant chemical engineering background.

 

After registration pre-course required technical reading will be issued to the attendees.

Course Faculty - James W. Malloy

He is currently Director of European Operations of a leading engineering and inspection consultancy in the power generation sector. Activities are now concentrated on the steam cycle in combined cycle plants, but included projects for coal, oil, diesel and nuclear plants in the past. Areas of specialization are instrumentation and controls (I&C) as well as materials science.

 

CRE S.A., Sophia Antipolis, France (1987-1991)                                                         

Lead Engineer, worked on the design and development of real-time systems for controlling diesel generators and turbines. One application involved the development of a complete monitoring system under subcontract to a major European diesel manufacturer, which was subsequently installed on a new black start diesel at a US nuclear plant.

 

Raytheon Company, Development Laboratory, Sudbury, MA. USA (1983-1987)

 

Engineering and analyses to improve resistance of defense electronic systems to spatial environments and effects of nuclear radiation. This involved designing custom test circuitry and carrying out the tests at both Raytheon and US government facilities.

 

Combustion Engineering Inc., Nuclear Division, Windsor CT. USA (1980-1982)

 

Worked in the design group responsible for the nuclear fuel reloading (enriched uranium) for the St Lucie 1 and BG&E Calvert Cliffs plants. Used radiation transport programs for simulating the physics of the reactor during a cycle.

 

Recent Project Experience

  • HRSG Inspections ( more than 50 in last six years)
  • Computer Simulation of Boiler and Steam Plant Performance
  • API/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service Analysis on HRSG Components
  • Coal Boiler Inspection and Life Assessments
  • HRSG and Radiant Boiler Failure Analyses
  • HRSG Training (annual public courses and closed session at client sites

TOPICS COVERED

Steam Turbine and Steam Path Chemistry and Failure Mechanisms

Boiler / Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Chemistry and Failure Mechanisms

Feedwater Cycle Chemistry Treatments and their Effective Management

Boiler and HRSG Evaporator Treatments and their Effective Management

Alternative Cycle Chemistry Treatments and their Management

Effective Strategic Cycle Chemistry Management

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

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS FOR BOILER & STEAM CYCLE FAILURES

ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS FOR BOILER & STEAM CYCLE FAILURES

20 – 21 NOVEMBER 2018, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

This training course is primarily intended for experienced O&M staff working in thermal power and process plants as well engineering and management staff at the corporate level. The objective is to give attendees all the essentials for effective determination of the root cause of failures that can occur in the boiler or associated steam balance-of-plant. The principal failure modes are reviewed, with focus on those occurring in the boiler, critical piping and other key components such as pressure vessels and condensers.

 

Major emphasis is placed on analyzing how upstream events in the steam cycle process can lead to failures in downstream components. Several actual failure case histories treated by Tetra Engineering staff at plants around the world are presented, providing attendees with practical application of the presented concepts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an overview of the most common damage mechanisms, either on the waterside or fire/gas/air-side, that can affect components in the steam cycle
  • Understand how to define the problem, collect the evidence and then identify the component failure mechanism, which is not the same as the failure root cause.
  • Acquire insight into the various root cause analysis methods, their respective merits and how several were applied in some actual case studies

Who Should Attend

Engineers of all disciplines, managers, technicians, design, maintenance and operations personnel, and other technical individuals who need a comprehensive introduction to practical optimization, operation and design considerations of a major combined cycle power plant.

Course Faculty - James W. Malloy

He is currently Director of European Operations of a leading engineering and inspection consultancy in the power generation sector. Activities are now concentrated on the steam cycle in combined cycle plants, but included projects for coal, oil, diesel and nuclear plants in the past. Areas of specialization are instrumentation and controls (I&C) as well as materials science.

 

CRE S.A., Sophia Antipolis, France (1987-1991)                                                         

Lead Engineer, worked on the design and development of real-time systems for controlling diesel generators and turbines. One application involved the development of a complete monitoring system under subcontract to a major European diesel manufacturer, which was subsequently installed on a new black start diesel at a US nuclear plant.

 

Raytheon Company, Development Laboratory, Sudbury, MA. USA (1983-1987)

 

Engineering and analyses to improve resistance of defense electronic systems to spatial environments and effects of nuclear radiation. This involved designing custom test circuitry and carrying out the tests at both Raytheon and US government facilities.

 

Combustion Engineering Inc., Nuclear Division, Windsor CT. USA (1980-1982)

 

Worked in the design group responsible for the nuclear fuel reloading (enriched uranium) for the St Lucie 1 and BG&E Calvert Cliffs plants. Used radiation transport programs for simulating the physics of the reactor during a cycle.

 

Recent Project Experience

  • HRSG Inspections ( more than 50 in last six years)
  • Computer Simulation of Boiler and Steam Plant Performance
  • API/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service Analysis on HRSG Components
  • Coal Boiler Inspection and Life Assessments
  • HRSG and Radiant Boiler Failure Analyses
  • HRSG Training (annual public courses and closed session at client sites

TOPICS COVERED

Review of Steam Cycle Damage Mechanisms

Steam Cycle Components and Failure Modes

Collecting Evidence and Identifying the Failure Mechanism

Root Cause Analysis Methods

Sample Case Histories and Discussion

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

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

THE ART OF COAL PRICE NEGOTIATIONS

THE ART OF COAL PRICE NEGOTIATIONS

31 JULY - 02 AUGUST 2018, PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA

About The Course

All of us have experienced that dreading, frustrating feeling when we cannot seem to get what we want. When situation does not work in your favor, your breath shortened, your grip tightened and your feelings take over. Negotiation, be it big or small, has its own art.

 

The coal business is growing bigger than ever before. It is YOUR TIME, to step up your game and be THE WIZARD that this industry needs. TNBF is thriving as the biggest, single coal buyer in the Asia Pacific region. We pride ourselves as an organization with negotiators’ mind set and excellent business aspirations. Hence, we intend to share our valuable experience and skills.

 

There is no doubt that an excellent preparation in a prerequisite to a successful conclusion. Therefore, we would like to invite you to our 3-day program where we aim to equip you with the correct skillsets for your next coal price negotiation. Amongst other topics, we will talk about how to create an impactful dialog, the dynamics of the coal market and most importantly, how to get more of what you want from a negotiation. We believe that the key is to be persuasive rather than demanding. Do not miss out as ‘opportunity knocks but once’.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the market forces and ways to deal it
  • Strategy and preparatory needed when involved in coal price negotiation
  • Anticipate the performance of coal market
  • To enhance knowledge in the perspective of seating arrangements, body language and also ways of communication which is vital in negotiations

Who Should Attend

This program is beneficial to:

  • Managers, Executive in middle management, purchasing and sales roles who want to increase their understanding of the psychological aspects of getting the best win-win deals with suppliers, contractors or customers
  • Those who wish to hone existing skills/knowledge to a higher level in negotiation.

Course Faculty - Amir Rizwan Ramali & Faizal Hafiz Razali

Amir Rizwan Ramali, Executive (Market Analyst), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd

Amir is a potential executive in TNB Fuel Service. He is a graduate from University Putra Malaysia (UPM), in Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Currently, he entrusted with the position of the Executive (Market Analyst), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.

 

With total of five (5) years of employment experience, he started his carrier path in TNB Fuel Service. He was first positioned as Internal Auditor in TNB Fuel Service for 1 year. Then he was shifted to Market Analyst Department. Thereafter he serves as a market analyst until now.

 

Throughout his experience working as a market analyst, he joined in many negotiations especially negotiation in coal supplies. Therefore he has vast experience dealing with negotiators. He is also well aware of the coal price market.

 

Faizal Hafiz Razali, Executive (Market Analyst), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd

Faizal obtained a Bachelor Degree of Accounting, International Islamic University of Malaysia. He is currently entrusted with the position of Market Analyst in TNB Fuel Services Sdn. Bhd (A subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad). Prior he was with the Group Finance in Tenaga Nasional Berhad, overlooking at revenue close to RM48billion in Financial Year 2017.

 

He owns a certified certificate of TOT – Basic Instructional Skills from TNB ILSAS and also has a certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming by Comfori training provider.

 

With almost 6 years working experience with TNB and TNBF, he had dealt with various customers, suppliers, traders in the industry internationally and exposed to various series of negotiations. In TNB Fuel Services Sdn. Bhd. he is currently handling the annual coal price negotiation with top producers from Indonesia, Australia, Russia and South Africa.

 

Faizal’s mission is to work and communicate closely with all coal players in the industry in order to keep him updated on the latest progress and information. By doing this, he believes it can strengthens the relationship between both parties and indirectly benefits the organization when it comes to the process of negotiating the contract and price negotiation.

TOPICS COVERED

Market Fundamentals

History of coal prices

Trending of index performance – The 10 Year Story

Types of pricing: Fixed, Index Linked, Hybrid, Discount and Premium

Coal Specification: What can you take, what can you compromise

Coal Market Performance

Strength and Weakness of your Clones, Jedis and Senators

Contract Performance

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

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

THE ART OF LAYTIME FOR COAL SHIPMENT

THE ART OF LAYTIME FOR COAL SHIPMENT

24 - 26 JULY 2018, PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Imagine a day in your life, waking up facing contracts stacked in front of you. One side of your table filled by files with contracts that you need to go through and on the other side, files consists of documents regarding maritime to approve or decline. Besides, more Shipment details were still pending from being keyed- in, and when you started think where to start, you received phone calls from various freight dealers asking for updates about their demurrage resettlement. Your life can be miserable and you are afraid that decisions made are no longer accurate.

 

This is why one need to train himself from the experts to polish his ability in this sector. This is where we came in to help in by providing training to other entities for their own and nation’s betterment but efficiency in this “dull” put-fixture activity is expected nevertheless.

 

The expected time for a coal shipment to be in port for the loading and unloading process is known as laytime. Unfortunately, if the coal shipment is delayed at the port due to some uncontrollable reasons, it will cause the ship-owner to be entitled to claim compensation in the form of demurrage.

 

Most of the time, laytime and demurrage enthusiasts seem to forget the most important part in the process, which is the calculations. It is a single document that determines the final outcomes of the process. The end-to-end laytime job reactive to great focus in details and numbers.

 

Throughout this 3-day training, participants will be involved deeply on the fundamental principles which underpin laytime and also calculations involved. Besides, this training provides the participants a real time situational understanding since the training includes case studies and workshops which are specially designed for coal shipments to ensure the participants can outline all the knowledge gained throughout the training.

 

TNBF, one of the prominent company in Malaysia, had involved directly in laytime processes pertaining to coal shipments for years. Experience and the strategy of TNBF had been benchmarked for many companies. This program opens an opportunity for the participants to meet the experts in the field who are the one behind TNBF’s great efficiency.

 

At the end of the training, participants will have a clear understandings on how the principle can be changed by the wording of contractual terms. All the modules includes practical Examples of calculation. This training only caters for coal bulk industry laytime.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand concept of Laytime calculation
  • To gain knowledge on contractual terms and resolution on dispute issues in Despatch and Demurrage
  • To gain practical expertise in post-fixtures strategies
  • To enhance your ability to understand the underlying principles on Despatch and Demurrage
  • To improve individual skills in calculating and negotiating in Despatch and Demurrage

Who Should Attend

This program is beneficial to:

  • Beginners in Laytime field for bulk industry
  • New comer to shipping industry
  • Employees working in chartering and Logistic department.

Course Faculty

Nurul Wahidah Talib

The trainer is a progressive executive in TNB Fuel Service. She holds a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration in Finance from University Teknologi Mara, Malaysia. Currently, she entrusted with the position of the Executive (Operation), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd. She is the key account manager for Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd.

 

Before Joining TNB, she worked with few multinational companies including, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, HSBC Bank Malaysia and also Holcim Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

 

She started her carrier path in TNB Fuel Service Sdn Bhd as a Demurrage Analyst for over 3 years. Throughout her carrier she deals with Kapar Energy TNB Fuel Service Sdn Bhd, Jimah Energy Ventures Sdn Bhd, TNB Janamanjung Sdn Bhd and also Tanjung Bin Power Sdn Bhd.

 

She have deep understandings and knowledge in Laytime and demmurage due to her exposures with many parties in this industry. Her experience and her extensive skills in Laytime Industry had been among the reason of TNB Fuel Service’s operation operating smoothly.

 

Farah Syairah Nik Suhaimi

The trainer holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology (Hons). & Master of Engineering (Safety, Health and Environment). Currently, she entrusted with the position of the Executive (Operation), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd.

 

With almost seven (7) years in areas of Logistic and international business, she involved in General cargo vessels, container ships, dry bulk carriers and reefer ships. Also, she had experience in Sales, Marketing and branding.

 

By covering, wide area of expertise in supply chain management, she has deep understanding and knowledge in this industry. Her vast experience and progressive skills has been entrusted and qualifies her to deal many coal IPP for TNB Fuel Services such as in Manjung, Jimah, Kapar and also Tanjung Bin. She is also keen in strengthening her skills and therefore, she is now pursuing her PhD in Business Administration.

TOPICS COVERED

Introduction of Laytime

Documents Required in Laytime Calculation

Parties Involved in Laytime

Contract Terms

Laytime & Incoterms Relationship

Seven Stages in Laytime Calculations & Simulations

Negotiation

Laytime Case Study

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

COAL: PIT TO PORT TO POWER – June

COAL: PIT TO PORT TO POWER

25 – 27 June 2018, Manila, Philippines

Training Overview

The course is generally applicable to anyone who would like to understand more about coal, including mining engineers, geologists, administrators, executives, potential investors in coal projects, and financial analysts. The course is designed to be particularly accessible to young professionals, and those who may already have a different background and wish to understand more about this important international resource

Course Objective

  • Understand the historical development of coal and the peculiarities of the SE Asian scene relative to the international experience.
  • Understand the key parameters that make or break a coal project.
  • Learn the essential science behind coal.
  • Understand the relationship between water and gas in coal and the implications.
  • Understand mining methods, and why one type may be more suitable than another.
  • Comprehend the practicalities of material handling with coal, and the holistic pit to port (mine to harbour) system.
  • Learn what greenhouse emissions and a warming world mean for the coal industry.
  • Comprehend the differences between resources and reserves and the requirements to move resources to reserves.
  • Understand the basic economic drivers behind coal projects.
  • Learn how to undertake due diligence on a coal project.
  • Participate in practical discussions and exercises that enhance practical understanding

Course Faculty - Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson

CoalBed Energy Consultants

Scott Thomson

Scott Thomson is a geologist with over 40 years’ experience in the coal mining and energy industries. He has held leadership roles in industry and has worked as a consultant to the Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and coal mining industry for the past 20 years. He has been a Managing Director of a leading directional drilling service and technology supply company, and a Research Leader in coal seam gas associated with a major Australian CRC.

 

Scott is a Managing Director of CoalBed Energy Consultants , which provides project management, technical services, business development, due diligence, and consulting services in coal mining, CBM (CSG), Coal Mine Methane (CMM), drilling, fugitive emissions and related areas. CoalBed counts in its client list all of the major mining companies in Australia, and many CBM players. Scott and his son Duncan, have developed popular training courses in Coal Mining Fundamentals, CBM Fundamentals, CBM production and completion, and drilling which have been delivered to a range of clients in Australia and overseas.

 

CoalBed have developed unique skills in the evaluation of fugitive emissions from shallow open cut mining operations and act as Estimators for companies reporting to the National Greenhouse Officer for Carbon Tax compliance. The company also manages surface to inseam directional drilling programs for geological exploration and degasification, and have developed expertise in the use of directional drilling data for improved geological modelling.

 

Scott has worked in most of the major coal seam gas basins throughout the world, and assisted with technology transfer of advanced directional drilling technology into emerging markets such as China, India, South Africa, Central-Asia and Easter Europe. Recent related experience includes developing projects in Indonesia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, South America and Southern Africa.

 

Scott is the author of a number of papers that have been published in a range of journals and proceedings, and was also a co-recipient of the prestigious Stefanko Award for best paper at the 2007 SME Conference in Denver, CO, USA for a paper titled “A Petroleum Industry Approach to Coal Mine Drainage”.

 

He holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Newcastle, an MSc in Geology from the University of New England and an MBA from Deakin University. He is a member of the Geological Society of Australia and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

PAST TESTIMONIAL

“This course, as long as it is handled by Scott, will give any professional in the coal industry useful insights to how the fuel gets to our doorstep.” – President and COO, Aboitiz Power

“It is a good introductory course of mining and production of coal.”– Analyst, YTL Power International

“This training will really help me perform better as a Coal Procurement person in our company. Everything discussed is new knowledge to me.” Coal Commodity Manager, Aboitiz Power

“The course training is very good and highly recommended.” – Engineer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

COAL POWER PLANT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

COAL POWER PLANT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

15 - 17 MAY 2018, MANILA, PHILIPPINES

About The Course

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

  • Performing Boiler Maintenance and Refurbishment
  • Performing Steam Turbine Maintenance and Refurbishment
  • Improving Coal Power Plant Heat Rate, Capacity Factor, Reliability and Safety
  • Performing Transformer and Generator Maintenance and Refurbishment

Seminar Outcomes

  • Coal Power Plant Operation: Understand how all the equipment and systems used in coal power plants operate
  • Coal Power Plant Maintenance: Gain a thorough understanding of all the maintenance methods and refurbishment procedures of every equipment and system used in coal power plants
  • Coal Power Plants Performance and Efficiency: Learn all the techniques used to monitor coal power plant performance and efficiency
  • Calculating the Heat Rate of Coal Power Plants: Learn all the methods used to calculate the heat rate of coal power plants
  • Coal Power Plant Tests: Discover all the tests required for all the equipment and systems of coal power plants
  • Coal Power Plant Reliability and Safety: Understand all the methods used to enhance the reliability and safety of coal power plants
  • Processes, Operational and Maintenance Activities: Discover all the processes, operational and maintenance activities used to improve the heat rate, reliability and safety of coal power plants
  • Potential Initiatives and Incentives to Implement Upgrades/Repairs for Improving the Heat Rate: Discover all the potential initiatives and incentives to implement upgrades/repairs for improving the heat rate, reliability and safety of coal power plants
  • Factors Affecting Coal Power Plant Efficiency, Reliability, Safety and Emissions: Learn about all the factors which affect coal power plants efficiency reliability, safety and emissions

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

Review of Coal Power Plants Thermodynamics

Layout of Steam Power Plants

Efficiency Loss in Coal Power Plants

Factors Influencing Power Plant Efficiency

Reliability, Safety and Emissions

Steam Turbine Maintenance

Degradation of Boiler Components

Electric Generator Operation and Maintenance

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