Power Generation




28 JUNE - 2 JULY 2021 | 5 half-day training, 4 hours per session (total 20 hours)

About The Course

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


This course will illustrate through sophisticated computer simulation how gas turbines, co-generation 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 gas turbine operating period by avoiding unnecessary outages and maintenance activities.
  • Determination of essential gas turbine maintenance activities to reduce the duration of outages.
  • Profit optimization of co-generation and combined cycle plants.
  • Minimization of the environmental emissions of co-generation and combined cycle plants.

Course Fees

Early bird:

SGD 3,099 / USD 2,262 for 5 half-days, per participant


Normal price:

SGD 3,299 / USD 2,408 for 5 half-days, per participant

Learning Outcomes

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

Who Should Attend

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


Course Faculty

Your specialist course leader has more than 32 years of practical engineering experience with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of the largest electric utility in North America. He was previously involved in research on power generation equipment with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited at their Chalk River and Whiteshell Nuclear Research Laboratories.


While working at OPG, he acted as a Training Manager, Engineering Supervisor, System Responsible Engineer and Design Engineer. During the period of time, he 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.


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.


He written 5 books for working engineers from which 3 have been published by McGraw-Hill, New York.  Below is a list of the books authored by him;

  • Power Generation Handbook: Gas Turbines, Steam Power Plants, Co-generation, and Combined Cycles, second edition, (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Electrical Equipment Handbook (600 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Power Plant Equipment Operation and Maintenance Guide (800 pages), McGraw-Hill, New York
  • Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems (400 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing
  • Industrial Equipment (600 pages), Custom Publishing, University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto Custom Publishing


Furthermore, he has received the following awards:

  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by PowerEdge, Singapore, in December 2016
  • The first “Excellence in Teaching” award offered by the Professional Development Center at University of Toronto (May, 1996).
  • 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).
  • Awarded graduation “With Distinction” from Dalhousie University when completed Bachelor of Engineering degree (1983).


Lastly, he 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.


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 will be conducted as a Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). Delegates will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. 
Soft copy course materials & Certification of Completion will be provided to registered participants. 

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



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


About The Course

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

Course Overview

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

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

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

Learning Outcomes

On completion, participants in the course will be able to

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

Who Should Attend

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

Course Faculty - Michael Williams & Richard Harrison

Michael Williams

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

Michael Williams

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


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

Richard Harrison

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

Richard Harrison

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

Topics Covered

Characteristics of Natural Gas & LNG

Natural Gas Exploration and Pipeline GasDelivery

Gas Liquefaction Processes

LNG Shipping and Terminal Issues

LNG Safety

Business Structure of an LNG project

International Competition for LNG Markets

Integrated LNG Project “Rules of Thumb”

LNG Outlook and Future Trends

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

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

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

View our Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) here.