Resurgence of Gas Todayâ€™s Fossil Fuel of Choice
> Utilising compressed air energy storage in California > Improving nuclear assets, from the U.S. to Japan > Hydroelectric innovations in Brazil
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Resurgence of Gas: Today’s fossil fuel of choice
WorleyParsons Level 12, 333 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
New, extremely large gas reserves are being discovered in many regions across the globe, causing gas to become more available and affordable.
Managing Editor Trevor Riegelman Coordinator, Global Power Marketing and Research
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A Safer Future: Improving our nuclear assets Nuclear Improve has significantly increased its importance with the aging of operating plants across the world.
Issue 2 January 2013
p.10 Hydroelectric Innovations: Success in hydropower CNEC WorleyParsons continues to provide innovative, award winning solutions across Hydropower. The Foz do Chapecó Hydropower plant is an outstanding example.
Also in this issue: p.4
Our Culture: Safety & Responsibility
Team celebrates 10 years on site without a recordable injury.
Compressed Air Energy Storage
Increasing the value of wind resources
p.18 Celebrating Success: Environmental sustainability in Singapore
Providing an economically and environmentally sustainable alternative
p.20 Leading Innovations
Lodi Energy Center is the first “fast-start” combined cycle power plant in North America.
p.22 Office Intel
News from our offices across the world
Chris Ashton’s Message “Rigorous journey management is one aspect that can immediately impact road safety culture. We expect our people to follow a number of key safety rules that are inherent in journey management planning.“ - Stuart Bradie, Group Managing Director Operations
This issue of PowerOn discusses a broad range of interesting topics vital to our business. One such important topic is safety, as well as the culture underpinning a safe environment, whether it be at work or in our personal lives. WorleyParsons has placed the culture of safety at the forefront of our business through implementation of its OneWayTM framework. By doing so, WorleyParsons fully supports its commitment to achieving Zero Harm outcomes in all facets of operation. We firmly believe that safety is a journey that begins with a personal commitment to keep the workforce and workplace safe, whether it be at a construction site, an office, or when travelling between our home and place of work. Regarding travel, a critical aspect of safe behaviour which is steadily gaining more attention is safe driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,367 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the U.S. during 2011 with an estimated 2.22 million people injured. In recognition of the hazards associated with driving and to facilitate our journey towards Zero Harm, WorleyParsons has launched a Road Safety Initiative comprised of five key elements. These elements are: 1. New driving and vehicle standards and guidelines 2. Travel Policy reflecting expectations 3. Introduction of in-vehicle monitoring for company cars 4. Driver training programs 5. Initiation of a series of programs designed to transform our approach to journey management Making these initiatives and training available to our staff globally is an important element in WorleyParsons’ journey to Zero Harm, and evidence of our commitment that each one of us travel safely every day. When you begin to plan your journey, ask yourself what you can do differently to make it safely to your destination. Next time you speak with a WorleyParsons employee ask them about the Road Safety Initiative, we’ll each be happy to share what we’re doing to make a difference in the area of road safety. .
A snapshot of WorleyParsons’ new power contracts around the world Next phase of Qatar Petroleum Halul Sub-sea Cable project
Power Networks Supporting Sydney Yard Substations WorleyParsons operations have been awarded a contract by Railcorp to provide all detailed engineering, review environmental factors, provide construction support, witness testing, and perform inspections for their new Sydney Yard substations.
This strategically significant win for Power Networks continues to demonstrate the demand for our market-leading power network capability outside the traditional network utilities. This win complements other non-utility successes by the power networks teams across Australia in recent years, successfully diversifying our customer base across industries to ensure sustainability and growth in our market sector and providing enhanced service support to WorleyParsons customers.
This critical win reiterates WorleyParsons’ dedication to project delivery that exceeds customer expectations. The delivery of the FEED project on-time and within budget under an aggressive deadline ensured that WorleyParsons, acting as the preferred engineering partner, can keep our customers’ projects moving forward The detailed engineering services will be executed by WorleyParsons in Qatar, and supported by Singapore, Melbourne, and Mumbai.
Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Plant in Kuwait WorleyParsons was recently awarded a contract Toyota Toshu in phase 2. As part of this contract, we are supporting an integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) plant in Kuwait. The project will be an approximately 280 MW ISCC. The exact capacity will vary based on the final design.
Our awarded scope includes the development of minimum functional specification and O&M/LTSA specification, evaluating bids submitted based on the RFP, and technical assistance during contract negotiations.
Contract Win for Phase 3 of the Singapore East-West Transmission Cable Tunnel WorleyParsons in Singapore won a major contract for Phase 3 of the East-West line of Singapore Power’s Transmission Cable Tunnel project. The East-West and North-South transmission cable tunnels will house 400 kV and 230 kV cable circuits. Upon completion, the tunnels will provide a long-term solution to the ongoing upgrading and renewal of the power cable grid infrastructure in Singapore.
This win reflects WorleyParsons ability to serve our customer throughout the entire lifecycle of a project. We completed the feasibility study, conceptual design, soil investigation, tendering and documentation, and the tender evaluation for this project, and will continue to meet schedule and customer expectations. 4 | Issue 2 | PowerOn
After the successful completion of the FEED for the Qatar Petroleum Halul Submarine Cable project, WorleyParsons has been contracted for the next stage of the project.
Palo Verde Nuclear Station Provider of Choice U.S.A.
APS has selected WorleyParsons as their Engineering Provider of Choice for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.
APS selected WorleyParsons based on our range of expertise and nuclear industry experience. We bring over 50 years of engineering excellence in the nuclear industry with the ability to support resource surges with a rapid response. Our long-term commitment to APS will help to improve cost efficiencies and schedules while establishing win-win objectives for both companies.
Providing Owner’s Engineer services for the Chaglla Hydroelectric Power Plant
WorleyParsons has signed an agreement with Odebrecht Energy to be the Owner’s Engineer during construction of the Chaglla HPP, in Peru. This will be the first contract signed with Odebrecht, one of the most important players in this segment in Brazil. Our scope includes monitoring of the civil engineering and electromechanical design for the civil works, equipment manufacturing in Brazil, and certification of documents in the civil and electromechanical areas. The hydropower plant, to be built on the Huallaga River, will have an installed capacity of 406 MW. When complete, it will be the third largest hydroelectric power plant in Peru, increasing the country’s renewable energy sources from power generation.
Culture of Responsibility
Culture of Safety “We are actively reinvigorating our management systems and engaging our people, contractors, and suppliers in the expectations and programs that we have to achieve zero harm.“
— Paul Cook, Group Director Health, Safety, and Environment
“We are deeply committed to providing the best balance of local know-how and global best practice to our customers, while fostering growth and development of the communities where we work.“
— Dr. Paul Hardisty, Global Director
Sustainability and EcoNomicsTM
Exceptional safety accomplishments demonstrate how we uphold our core value of Zero Harm:
Our locations support programs and initiatives specific to their locations and in conjunction with our customers.
In recognition of WorleyParsons’ HSE programme, RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has awarded the Black Point Power Station Gas Supply Project the Occupational Health and Safety 2012 – Silver Award. The RoSPA awards, dating back to 1956, is the largest and longest-running international awards programme of its kind based in UK.
For the sixteenth year in a row WorleyParsons Group Inc., Reading, Pennsylvania (PA) office hosted its Tournament For Life (T4L) a major golf tournament at the Hersey Country Club on August 22nd for clients, vendors and contractors to raise funds for and awareness of the American Cancer Society’s fight against this disease.
The Black Point Power Station Gas Supply project is an EPCM project to build a new submarine pipeline gas receiving station, a fuel gas header to the power station, gas blending stations to mix gas from various sources, and a first-of-its-kind fuel quality management system for GE Frame 9FA single shaft combined cycle gas turbine. Staff from the Singapore office were mobilised to the Hong Kong site to provide construction management support after the initial engineering stage. The project started in November 2010 and is scheduled for completion in April 2013. The RoSPA Awards scheme recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes across the UK and overseas. It does not just consider accident records but also the entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement. David Rawlins, awards manager at RoSPA, said, “The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention. We congratulate WorleyParsons, Black Point Power Station Gas Supply Project on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line.”.
This year the event raised $160,000, bringing the 16-year tally to nearly $1.9 million donated to the cause. The event was run by 79 WorleyParsons employees who volunteered their time and considerable efforts. The tournament included putting contests, “shoot outs,” a silent auction of merchandise donated by many local business and supporters, and concluded with dinner and presentations. 200 golfers participated in a day marked with sunshine, showers and rainbows—the ultimate sign of hope, a most fitting symbol of the day. “WorleyParsons and the T4L committee and volunteers continue to shine with their outstanding performance at the 16th annual Tournament For Life,” said Susan Christine, Distinguished Events Manager, East Central Division, American Cancer Society. “Many years ago your company and its employees set the bar so high … that no one can even come close to the level of excellence you have achieved. Even during some challenging economic times, you have forged ahead as leaders and built a very special event that people want to be a part of year after year,” she added. The event was preceded by a T4L Trade Fair of industry suppliers, contractors and vendors at WorleyParsons’ Reading, PA offices. Several hundred personnel attended, providing the vendors the opportunity to meet WorleyParsons engineers, and giving WorleyParsons staff the opportunity to meet, discuss latest industry materials, equipment and services with those who produce and provide them.
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Air Storage: Increasing the value of renewable energy
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Compressed Air Energy Storagecommercially feasible and economically attractive
was to demonstrate an advanced, less expensive CAES plant design with an innovative Smart Grid control system to improve grid reliability and integration with wind and other intermittent renewable energy. The other, a 300 MW CAES demonstration project in California, is being led from the Sacramento office for Pacific Gas & Electric Company. This project is unique in that it proposes to utilise a depleted natural gas reservoir for storage.
The Sacramento team, led by Bill Pietrucha, tackled the challenges of the California project by taking a multi-sector approach. Mike Tietze, previously Primitive humans learned that the key to survival lay with the ability the Location Manager for the Infrastructure & Environment sector, is the to store food over the winter. Ancient civilisations learned that the Team Leader for the reservoir geological study. “We are proud to bring construction of large drinking water storage facilities allowed cities to our capability in subsurface geology to bear on selecting a reservoir that thrive into huge metropolises. For any society to become more efficient meets the unique technical challenges of developing a CAES project in a and productive, the storage of goods essential porous subsurface reservoir.” This subsurface to survival is a desirable tactic. Yet we continue work includes detailed analyses of several to function in a world where electricity—which depleted fields in California’s Sacramento and is essential to modern civilisation—is generated San Joaquin Valley Gas Provinces to determine in gigawatts and instantaneously consumed, site suitability and performance characteristics. leading to a multitude of challenges in scheduling Plans are underway for core well drilling and and transmission that are now critical issues for testing to refine the parameters for simulation our aging infrastructure. modelling. Since the requirements for the air storage reservoir are determined largely by the Energy storage makes sense, and although The Sacramento CAES team, led by Bill Pietrucha, operating plant, the subsurface team works it has a limited history at the utility scale, bridges geology and hydrocarbons expertise with renewable energy to create a successful and closely with the surface team within the Power technology has developed sufficiently to make sustainable project. sector, led by Annette Zimmerman. The surface it commercially feasible and economically team is responsible for technology selection attractive compared to the cost of building new and for preparing the design and cost estimate of the above ground plant. infrastructure. The Sacramento Renewables Team, led by Project Manager Both teams are coordinating on the project’s pilot test facility, which will Bill Pietrucha, has focused on energy storage since 2010 and encourages customers to think about incorporating storage into their renewable energy mimic the injection and withdrawal of the compressed air underground to establish the detailed criteria needed for a complete analysis of the strategy. “Energy storage, even in smaller capacities, provides a level of reservoir and design the plant. The team also draws expertise from flexibility and reliability that renewable projects such as wind and PV lack when compared to fossil fuel alternatives,” says Annette Zimmerman, team the Hydrocarbon sector, led by Steve Henzell of the Melbourne office. Steve has a unique background, having started his career in petroleum leader for the PG&E Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Project. The flexibility makes renewables more attractive to developers wanting to add engineering and currently working on the surface works of gas storage and other hydrocarbons projects. His integrated knowledge of the surface additional revenue streams in markets that offer time-of-day pricing and and subsurface components of natural gas storage is providing key details ancillary services. about the well collection systems, underground storage, and gas/air For example, when a CAES plant is constructed in conjunction with a wind processing. farm, the cheap electricity generated at night by wind can be used to power compression systems that pump air into storage. During expensive Increasing Economic Potential peak daytime hours, the stored air is then used to generate electricity. While the CAES technology is promising, its application is dependent on This provides a better value for the developer, who can extend the plant’s the local geology of the storage reservoir and can’t be applied everywhere. productivity into hours when no wind is blowing. In the right market, In addition, it isn’t the optimal solution for all energy storage applications. a developer can also utilise the CAES plant to sell regulation services, Other utility scale energy storage technologies include pumped storage something that PV and wind can’t do. and battery storage. Battery storage, especially, continues to drop in price
Next Step in the Renewable Energy Evolution
CAES Plants in the Field Two plants of this type are currently in operation — one at McIntosh, Alabama and the other in Huntsdorf, Germany — and more are being developed as investors recognise their value. The U.S. Department of Energy, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has awarded $620 million for projects in the United States that demonstrate advanced Smart Grid systems, and include energy storage in the program as part of the overall strategy to achieve improved grid reliability. WorleyParsons is currently providing Owner’s Engineering services for two of these projects. The first, a CAES demonstration plant near Watkins Glen, NY, was led from the Reading, PA office for New York State Electric and Gas. The objective
and is becoming the technology of choice for PV support applications, transmission deferral projects, and other, smaller-capacity projects. The Melbourne office, working in conjunction with SKM MMA, recently completed a study for the government of South Australia to examine the economic potential for energy storage to strengthen additional wind generation that included both large scale and battery storage components. WorleyParsons’ widely dispersed talent across multiple disciplines and locations globally puts us in a unique position to provide our customers with energy storage solutions as the world’s electrical grid continues to grow and change to adjust to developing needs and the growth of renewable energy projects PowerOn | Issue 2 | 7
Nuclear Improve today represents a dominant part of WorleyParsons’ global nuclear business. What is Nuclear Improve? Nuclear Improve is WorleyParsons’ core business for operating nuclear power plants. Our Improve services are focused on the delivery of major upgrades and maintenance projects, project portfolio management, and support services. Our involvement in Nuclear Improve dates back to the first-generation nuclear plants. After the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident, our involvment has significantly increased with aging operating plants in Europe, Former Soviet Union, USA, Canada, and Latin America. Today, Nuclear Improve represents 50% of WorleyParsons’ nuclear revenue and is regarded as a strategic component for further growing the company’s nuclear business.
What are Our Core Competencies? WorleyParsons Nuclear Improve business is managed from our three main nuclear hubs - Canada, USA, and Europe. In Canada, where our nuclear business is exclusively focused on Nuclear Improve, WorleyParsons has demonstrated successful engineering and project delivery in a number of projects for Bruce Power since 2002. These projects include EPC services for the Bruce B Water Demineralising Plant project; designer of record for the Bruce A Unit 1 & 2 transformer deluge modification project; and detailed design work for Bruce A Restart Turbine Building Waste Water Treatment Facility project. More recently, WorleyParsons has been involved with a range of support services to assist Ontario Power Generation’s refurbishment team in scoping, planning, contracting, and overseeing the multi-billion dollar Darlington NPP refurbishment program. In the USA, Nuclear Improve also represents a dominant part of our nuclear business. We have been working with a number of nuclear power plants as Engineer of Record, including Three Mile Island, Unit 1 (Exelon); Crystal River, Unit 3 (Progress Energy); and V.C. Summer (South Carolina Electric & Gas); and have been providing long-term operating plant support for Susquehanna Steam and Electric Station (Pennsylvania Power & Light). We have a long history of developing outstanding relationships with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) by providing dependable and consistent engineering, licensing, equipment qualification, procurement support, modification/ construction support, and Quality Assurance services to the Brown’s Ferry, Sequoyah, and Watt’s Bar nuclear plants. Our Improve service capabilities have earned us the distinction of being one of two Engineers of Choice for both the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Arizona Public Service), and the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (Pacific Gas & Electric). Focusing on the continued, reliable service of US nuclear plants, WorleyParsons has also been providing license renewal and plant aging management services to the Strategic Teaming and Resource 8 | Issue 2 | PowerOn
Sharing (STARS) organisation - a consortium of power generation utilities that formed to consolidate the license renewal efforts for their individual stations. In Europe, our company has been involved in some of the largest nuclear upgrade programs associated with the best operational and maintenance (O&M) practices. WorleyParsons started its operation in Bulgaria back in the early 90’s with a Reactor Operations Feasibility Study for Kozloduy NPP Units 3 & 4. We firmly established our presence in the country with the project management and engineering assistance for the large-scale project to modernise and upgrade the Soviet designs for Kozloduy NPP Units 5 and 6. These updates resulted in improved safety, equipment availability and reliability, expected extension of their technical lifetime, and improved performance. The upgrade also enabled the units to align with established performance levels that meet contemporary requirements of the industry. In Slovenia, WorleyParsons performed evaluations and analyses, identified the system and equipment modifications and developed the detail engineering and the design modification packages required to implement a 6.3% plant power uprate and to replace the steam generators for Krsko NPP. Our engineers also designed a new multipurpose building to store the old steam generators, including the performance of the necessary civil/structural, radiological, and seismic supporting calculations. Working on a power uprate project in Sweden, WorleyParsons was tasked with the evaluation of conventional systems and their component requalification to withstand the new upgrade and power uprate conditions, which may include component replacement, and updating of the plant design documents. The backbone of our success with our Improve customers in the nuclear industry has always been our ability to maintain long-standing customer relationships with the ultimate goal of sustaining their assets and improving business performance. Based on our continuing involvement, WorleyParsons has developed a wide array of in-house engineering and consulting tools, systems, and templates; as well as business models; offering a shared risk-reward approach to routine and one-of-a-kind tasks and programs. Furthermore, using the knowledge accumulated from numerous long-term contracts, we have developed a culture and a suite of unique tools, systems, and delivery methodologies that incorporate nuclear industry best practice, thus building a great platform for training our resources in guiding newcomers to the nuclear industry.
Nuclear Improve Post-Fukushima The Fukushima accident in March 2011 caused the nuclear industry to face new challenges. On one hand, this was related to the necessity to devise a new approach on how to manage and handle public attitude. On the other hand, the industry was challenged to respond promptly to the requirement of introducing adequate technical improvements that address the ability of the old operating plants to cope with beyond design basis and severe/extreme events involving loss of all off-site power, nuclear fuel degradation, and large radioactive releases to the environment.
A Safer Future: Improving our nuclear assets
WorleyParsons has been following closely both of these areas, providing support and customised advisory services to our clients in implementing the post-Fukushima response best suited to their needs. WorleyParsonsâ€™ lead experts play an active part in the on-going international evaluation of the Fukushima event and the lessons learned by participation in IAEA missions, workshops, and international work groups. Taking into account the importance of the post-Fukushima activities for the future of the industry, WorleyParsons has established a task force to follow the on-going large safety re-evaluations of existing nuclear power plants. In addition, WorleyParsons has been developing its own program for major participation to support safety upgrading programs that will reflect the enhanced safety margins requirements. The post-Fukushima lessons learned, as well as the latest practice in safety re-evaluation, is currently applied in the development and review of new nuclear power plant designs on all projects in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Former Soviet Union countries where WorleyParsons takes a leading participation.
in Europe is the completion of the EU Stress Tests methodology evaluation for Kozloduy NPP (Bulgaria), as well as the expanded application of this methodology for evaluation of Generation III designs proposed for construction on Belene NPP (Bulgaria), Akkuyu NPP(Turkey), and the Baltic NPP (Russia) new build projects. WorleyParsons has also successfully acquired assignments from Exelon and PPL in the USA for the conceptual design of a containment vent system for eight nuclear units, one of the NRCâ€™s Orders resulting from the events at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Japan in March, 2011.
For more information, please contact:
Global Director, Nuclear Power +44 (208) 326-5094 djurica.tankosic@WorleyParsons.com
An example of our latest successful Nuclear Improve business PowerOn | Issue 2 | 9
CNEC WorleyParsons is currently working on a number of projects: • • • •
Feasibility Studies for Marabá and Tapajós HPP Detail Design for Ferreira Gomes HPP Owner’s Engineering for Chaglla HPP Environmental Studies for Belo Monte HPP (11,233 MW of Installed Capacity)
Hydroelectric Innovations: Delivering success in hydropower
Overview CNEC WorleyParsons is the center of excellence for Hydroelectric Power. Participating in the Brazilian market since 1959, we have been involved in various phases of over 40 hydropower plants, with a combined capacity of 70 GW.
Strategic Location Brazil is a world leader in hydropower development, producing more than 90% of its electricity from hydropower, and boasting some of the world’s largest hydroelectric plants that are often constructed in difficult environments. From our Hydroelectric Center in São Paulo, Brazil, WorleyParsons is well positioned to respond globally and work locally on diverse projects, from large to small, and from earliest development through operation. Africa is the next target region, where significant potential is catching the attention of many governments, banks, and investors.
Foz do Chapecó Hydroelectric Power Plant Foz do Chapecó HPP, an innovative project with an impressive design: •
Rockfill dam with asphaltic core 548 m long, 47 m high, and 1,800,000 m³
Drained area of 53,000 km²
Flooded area (NA extreme max.) of 84.4 km²
Design net head 49.8 m
Turbine maximum flow 1.596 m³/s
Spillway is 1519 m wide with 20.6 m high radial gates for Spillway Design Flow (QMP) 62,190 m³/s.
Additionally, the generating system features a tunnel aqueduct and intermediary reservoir, gravity water intake, penstocks 4x10 m wide and 27 m long, power house with four vertical axis Francis turbines (4x217 MW) and total installed power of 855 MW.
Increasing Efficiency in the Design Phase Optimisation of the basic design led to the reduction of one gate bay, the reduction of one piece of movement/ transport equipment; the studies in the hydraulic model led to a reduction in the length of the spillway chute, as well as the guide structures of the spillway. These optimisations saved project materials cost, reduced construction times, and improved overall efficiency. 10 | Issue 2 | PowerOn
Foz do Chapecó HPP, 855 MW of Installed Capacity at the Chapecó River (Brazil) provides an environmentally friendly energy source.
Innovative Solutions to Critical Challenges Foz do Chapecó Project had a very tight schedule. The critical path of the work was the need of the construction of the main dam during the last dry season by about 5 months (December to April), just before start up of the plant. The dry season in the Southern region of Brazil has many rainy days, so a rockfill dam with a standard compacted clay core was not feasible within this short period. A rockfill dam with a wet clay solution, where the clay fill is compacted with higher water content, was studied, but there was no assurance that this solution could work, due to the severe climate conditions of the site. To solve this challenge, we proposed the first asphaltic core in Brazil. This innovative solution enabled the construction of the dam in record time by allowing continuous construction work, even during adverse weather conditions. The implementation of the asphaltic core won the International Milestone Project Award, from ICOLD 2011.
Foz do Chapecó HPP: Our team on site Dr. Ciro Humes, Geotechnical Lead: I am proud to have led the design team of the first Asphalt Core Rockfill Dam in Brazil. This solution was a key factor to match a tight schedule in difficult climate conditions. The design and performance of Foz do Chapecó Dam was appraised by International Committee on Large Dams, and it won the title of International Milestone Project during the 2nd Int. Symposium on Rockfill Dams (2011).
Vincenzo Mauro, Project Engineer: Foz do Chapeco HPP was a complex job due to the basin’s characteristics caused by very high river flows during construction and operation. This led to challenges that were faced in order to obtain the best technical and economical solution for the layout that comprised a safe river diversion and a fast-track construction.
Darwin Torelli, Project Manager: Foz Chapecó HPP was executed by a Joint Venture between CNEC WorleyParsons (Engineering), Alstom (Equipment Supply), and Camargo Correa (Construction and Electromechanical Erection). Three companies performed an EPC, managed from a single integrated planning, resulting in earlier generation. I am proud to have participated as project manager for CNEC WorleyParsons.
Other Recent Successes In the past 5 years, CNEC WorleyParsons simultaneously developed the Detail Design for four hydropower plants: •
Serra do Facão HPP: RCC and Composite Dam with 213 MW powerhouse
Salto Pilão HPP: Concrete Weir with 182 MW powerhouse
Estreito HPP: Rockfill dam with clay core and 1,080 MW powerhouse
Foz do Chapecó HPP: Asphaltic Core Rockfill Dam with 855 MW powerhouse
We performed these challenging projects almost simultaneously. While they represented a monumental challenge for the company, through a dedicated and collaborative effort we were successful in proving the capability of our engineering team.
The Geotechnical Team oversaw the excavation at the intake, helping to ensure schedules were met, regardless of adverse weather conditions.
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Gas turbine facilities - excellent options to maximise investment returns while minimising environmental impact. Resurgence of Gas as Today’s Fossil Fuel of Choice Over the past several years, nearly every publication has discussed natural gas as a preferred fuel in many parts of the globe. New, extremely large reserves have been discovered in many regions, increasing the known global reserve each year. These items combined make natural gas the fuel of choice. There are multiple reasons for crowning gas as the new best fuel (it was less than 10 years ago that coal was crowned as the king) including: •
Low cost for the fuel source
Fuel price stability
Quick, low cost construction
The cleanest fossil fuel
Even with all these accolades, the overall trend towards the use of natural gas is slowed by, in many cases, government or administrative concerns. Many regions are still undergoing emissions regulation changes, creating uncertainty relative to emissions surcharges, penalties, and or required modifications to meet these new requirements. Political uncertainties bring new or changing environmental policies.
Gas Turbine Applications There are many different gas turbine configurations for power plants. Some of the more frequently used arrangements include: •
Simple or Open Cycle – Gas Turbine Generator (GTG) generating electricity (no waste heat recovery)
Simple Cycle with HRSG - Gas Turbine generating electricity with waste heat recovery generating steam using a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) to generate process steam (sometimes this arrangement is called simple cogen)
Combined Cycle – Gas Turbine generating electricity with waste heat recovery generating steam for a condensing steam turbine generator
Combined Cycle Cogeneration - Gas Turbine generating electricity with waste heat recovery generating steam for a condensing steam turbine generator (STG) and process steam is provided either by steam turbine extraction or directly from HRSG
One-on-one arrangement – One GTG/HRSG and one STG with either single shaft or multi-shaft arrangement
Two-on-one arrangement - Two GTG/HRSG and one STG typically in a multi shaft configuration
Three-on-one arrangement - Three GTG/HRSG and one STG typically in a multi shaft configuration
These various arrangements can optimise the power generation mix to fit any system requirements. When combined with quick response times and reduced emissions, results are very favourable for a utility. Figure 1 shows a typical load profile curve. This profile exemplifies the advantages of gas turbine combined cycle plants. These plants provide low electricity costs, startup quickly to react to load changes, and are very reliable while providing a relatively small carbon footprint. 12 | Issue 2 | PowerOn
Gas: The new crowned king of power
Global Activity : Preparing future gas plants
Context A very positive sign is the significant activity in the front end side with work in the Identify, Evaluate, and Define phases of project delivery. Currently, WorleyParsons is performing a large number of feasibility studies and evaluation studies throughout the globe. Pre-FEED and FEED work is starting with the expectation that large design-build projects will follow quickly. Examples of work within the WorleyParsons Select Group are listed below:
Project / Location
Cogeneration Evaluation / Canada
200 MW of Electrical Generation / 1.5 million pounds per hour of steam
Combined Cycle Plant / United States
500 MW CC with cogeneration
Combined Cycle Plant Evaluation / Mozambique
Evaluation of combined cycle plants from 850 MW to 2,500 MW
Combined Cycle Plant Evaluation / Malaysia
1,100 MW CC Plant
Cogeneration Evaluation â€“ Saudi Arabia
850 MW / 1.35 million pounds per hour of steam
Cogeneration Evaluation / Kuwait
500 MW / 3.9 million pounds per hour of steam
Pre-FEED Combined Cycle Plant 300 MW 1x1 CC / United States
Lagoon Creek Combustion Turbine Plant, TVA
In addition to the above , a number of fuel switching projects are under way. One such project is the Anclote project for Duke Energy in Florida, where natural gas is being added to an existing oil fired steam unit. This is another result of the lowering price and stable accessibility of natural gas, with the added benefit that gas is considered a clean fossil fuel. Gas turbine projects are also seeing this benefit. PowerOn | Issue 2 | 13
Cogeneration Cogeneration, also called Combined Heat and Power (CHP), is the simultaneous production of thermal and mechanical energy from a single source or plant. The most common application is that these plants generate electricity and steam; however, thermal energy and mechanical energy can take many forms. Some examples of these other forms include the following: Thermal Energy • Steam • Hot water
Figure 1, Data Courtesy of Siemens: Gas turbine combined cycle plants provide low costs, startup quickly, and are reliable while providing a small carbon footprint.
Gas turbine design improvements will continue to provide better performance and power emissions. Currently, most environmental regulations favour combined cycle plants. Cost to install gas turbine based facilities remain among the lowest as shown in Figure 2 :
Mechanical Energy • Most common is drive for an electricity generator • Drive for rotating equipment (such as fans, compressors, and pumps)
Cogeneration has many other names even though the term just means concurrent generation. Below are some other terms commonly used in our business: • Tri-Generation is a subset of the above, where the thermal energy and or mechanical energy is supplied in multiple forms. For example, steam and hot water is provided. • District Heating is a predominantly European term, where the plant provided steam and sometimes power to the district from a single plant. •
Thermal Primary is a cogeneration facility where the thermal energy produced governs the economics of the cogeneration facility.
Power Primary is a cogeneration facility where the electricity production governs the economics of the cogeneration facility.
WorleyParsons has been providing services to customers in the field of Cogeneration for many years. For example, a WorleyParsons predecessor company (Gilbert/Commonwealth) was a JV partner in an EPC project in downtown Hartford, Connecticut that provided 60 MW of electricity and district heating steam to the downtown area of Hartford. The project, called Capitol District Energy Project, was a gas turbine combined cycle cogeneration facility. WorleyParsons performed the engineering and equipment procurement services while our JV partner performed the construction. The facility’s commercial operation date was nearly 25 years ago. Cogeneration is nothing new to WorleyParsons.
Advantages and Incentives of Cogeneration Replacing Current Coal-Fired Steam Boilers Due to concurrent generation of electricity and steam, cogeneration facilities are inherently more efficient than any other generation facility. A typical steam level for process steam from a cogeneration facility is 150 PSIG. Figure 3 shows the comparison of the present value for the total energy costs for cogeneration versus a coal-fired steam boiler versus switching to a gas fired boiler.
Figure 2: Based on EIA Data: Fuel costs allow CCPs to be one of the lowest cost producers of electricity.
With all these considerations, gas turbine-based power generation facilities provide customers with excellent options to maximise their return on the investment, as well as minimising their environmental emissions. 14 | Issue 2 | PowerOn
With the recent regulations on emissions, coal-fired steam boilers are no longer a reasonable option for steam generation. WorleyParsons has evaluated two different cases, which are listed below: • Replacement of that steam boiler with a gas turbine combined cycle cogeneration facility • Switching the fuel source from coal to gas As shown in Figure 3, cogeneration demonstrates significant economic advantage. The cost is ranges from 40 to 70% of the other options.
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What is cogeneration and why is it popular?
Figure 3: Cogeneration offers value, providing reduced energy costs.
Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of power and useful thermal energy. Steam is generated at, typically, between 100 and 600 psig. In the typical utility situation where the object is to generate power, typically much higher boiler pressures are used in the range of 1800 to 2400 psig. For every 3 Btus which are delivered to the boiler, approximately 1 Btu equivalent appears at the turbine shaft as useful work, in the form of work or generation, and 2 Btus are wasted in the condenser.
Another significant advantage is the carbon footprint reductions. The Carbon Dioxide emission reductions are shown in Figure 4 for three different arrangements of cogeneration. Option 1 â€” a gas turbine with a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG), generates electricity (from the gas turbine), and provides steam (from the gas turbine exhaust) to the facility. This option offers the largest reduction in CO2 because the power generation size matches the amount of waste heat (from the GT exhaust) needed to generate the facility steam needs. Figure 4 shows the CO2 reductions that can be achieved. Option 2 â€” a gas turbine with HRSG and a back pressure turbine, generates electricity (from the gas turbine and the back pressure steam turbine) and Figure 4: Each option reduces CO2 emmissions to provides steam (from the meet environmental regulations. back pressure turbine exhaust) to the facility. Option 2 generates more electricity since the boiler steam conditions are higher to provide steam to the back pressure steam turbine so that the back pressure turbine exhaust meets the facility steam needs. Due to the higher steam conditions, the fuel requirements are larger for option 2 and therefore, has a smaller CO2 reduction that option 1. Option 3 â€” a gas turbine with HRSG and a condensing turbine, generates electricity (from the gas turbine and the back pressure steam turbine) and provides steam (from the gas turbine exhaust) to the facility. Option 3 generates the most electricity since the boiler steam conditions and flow rates are higher to provide steam to the condensing steam turbine. An extraction from the steam turbine meets the facility steam needs. Due to the higher steam requirements for the condensing turbine arrangement, the fuel requirements are larger for option 3 and therefore, has a smaller CO2 reduction that both options 1 and 2. In summary, cogeneration has the ability to provide extremely cost effective solution as well as significantly reducing environmental concerns. However, the design of a cogeneration facility is very complex, and many factors are considered to optimise the facility design to match the optimal solution. Therefore, front-end studies and evaluations are crucial to select the cogeneration facility design basis.
What is the main advantage of cogeneration? The advantage of cogeneration is steam generated in the boiler and for every 3 Btus delivered by the boiler, 1 Btu occurs as useful work on the shaft, but the remaining 2 Btus, instead of being wasted in the condenser, are used for process heating purposes at the required process pressure. The result of this arrangement is a very high effective efficiency.
Why would our customers choose cogeneration over traditional gas turbine? Cogeneration using gas turbines and exhaust heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) can be very attractive under the right circumstances. The gas turbine itself has a relatively low thermal efficiency but very high cycle efficiencies, which become possible by adding heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) which recover heat from exhaust gases. The gas turbine and HRSG combination can be used to generate power and process steam using a cycle. Of the energy in the fuel input, the gas turbine typically converts about 25% to power. From the remaining exhaust heat, about 60% of the energy input in the fuel can be recovered in the HRSG. The HRSG can be designed to produce a wide variety of steam pressures as required by process purposes.
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UCLA Cogeneration Energy Center WorleyParsons started the project in 1991 with the permitting and conceptual engineering for the LM1600 2 on 1 combined cycle district cooling facility. The plant supplies chilled water throughout the campus in addition to supplying electricity. WorleyParsons performed the engineering, procurement, construction management and start-up for the facility. After the start of commercial operation in 1993, WorleyParsons has been the operations and maintenance contractor for facility. We are going on our 20th year as the O&M contractor at UCLA. The UCLA Cogeneration Energy Center is composed of two GE LM1600 gas turbines fired on a combination of Natural and Landfill gas, two Rentek Heat Recovery Steam Generators, a steam turbine, and steam adsorption chillers for a combined power output of 43 MW. The plant provides electricity, steam, and chilled water to the entire UCLA campus and includes operation of a thermal energy storage tank system. WorleyParsons provides complete operations and maintenance to the owner the Regents of the University of California system. During the daily activities of operating and maintaining the UCLA facility, WorleyParsons performs:
Preventative Maintenance WorleyParsons established an on-site Preventative Maintenance plan based on OEM requirements for UCLA site operation. The plan allows operators to easily identify equipment status (i.e. “tagged out”, due for maintenance) and assigns maintenance tasks to appropriate operators based on this information. The plan covers tasks from scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance, to spare parts consumption and foreseen outages.
Minor Overhauls WorleyParsons’ on-site staff has managed overhauls under WP’s direction. WorleyParsons provides Consumables except those used in conducting overhauls. During overhauls, system components are inspected for evidence of over-heating and the system’s connections are checked for tightness.
WorleyParsons provides operations and maintenance services for UCLA, including planned outages for minimal impact. .
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20 Years: Efficient cogeneration energy at UCLA Scheduled overhauls, plant construction, and upgrades help to keep the plant operating at peak conditions.
Component Replacements WorleyParsons employs Instrument and Controls, Electrical, and Mechanical Maintenance Technicians to oversee maintenance at UCLA. In the event of equipment failure or permanent dysfunction, these technicians assess the scope of replacement required. Component replacement typically takes place where preventive and corrective maintenance have failed to rectify a deficiency in the plant.
Routine Maintenance Maintenance activities are documented by WorleyParsons in sufficient time to prepare for respective equipment outages. This is critical for major equipment: equipment whose operation facilitates water, steam, mechanical, or electrical processing in the facility. Routine maintenance is scheduled and performed by WorleyParsons and includes the preventative and corrective maintenance activities.
Testing and Calibration WorleyParsons has an on-site staff of plant operations specialists who determine the condition of plant assets through observation, and testing. Performing tests on systems determines the condition, discrepancies, and need for replacement or calibration, which is then logged. The staff utilises an equipment calibration program to assess performance of systems against industry standards.
Scheduled Overhauls Prior to an overhaul, a detailed report of critical equipment and systems is gathered. Outages due to overhauls are assessed for timing and availability to ensure that impact on plant operations is minimised. Overhaul and major maintenance reports for major equipment are written to inform operators and plant technicians of the nature, scope, and process of plant overhauls.
Plant Construction and Upgrades WorleyParsons performs engineering services for the facility. These services include the replacement of the Satellite Chiller Facility, life extension, and HRSG and electrical upgrades. The existing project design criteria were assessed for upgrade opportunities before construction or upgrade could be achieved. After an assessment, the Materials Management Procurement Representative oversaw all equipment procurement and fund allotment for plant upgrades. PowerOn | Issue 2 | 17
Celebrating Success: Achieving environmental sustainability in Singapore Background Story
Jurong Island is the heart of Singaporeâ€™s Energy & Chemical Hub. The island has been amalgamated from seven small islands to be an integrated complex housing many of the worldâ€™s leading energy and chemical companies. Today, Jurong Island hosts over 95 global companies. Jurong Island has drawn cumulative fixed asset investments of over S$30 billion and employing about 8,000 as of date. Upon completion of reclamation, Jurong Island will have a total land area of 3,200 hectares - triple its original land size.
To develop a complex that provides an integrated suite of utility services to serve industries that are locating to Jurong Island.
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Solution Develop a complex that contains a multi-fuelled cogeneration plant to provide a full suite of utility services to customers.
Benefit Environmental compliance and sustainability have been achieved with the design. Full commercial operation is expected in 2015.
The Tembusu Multi-Utilities Complex The Tembusu Multi-Utilities Complex (TMUC) will be the first coal and biomass-fired power plant in Singapore using circulating fluidised bed (CFB) technology to generate electricity and process steam in co-generation. Other facilities include a waste water treatment plant, a coal and biomass receiving jetty and covered storage, back-up boilers, and a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant. About 80% of TMUC’s fuel is low-sulphur coal shipped in from Kalimantan, Indonesia. Palm shell kernels and wood waste makes up the biomass component. The TMUC will supply steam, demineralised water, high-grade industrial water, and electricity to the petrochemical and other industrial companies located in the Tembusu area of Jurong Island. Industrial waste water will also be treated at the plant. The TMUC is being developed by TP Utilities Pte Ltd (TPU), a subsidiary of Huaneng Power International, Inc. at a cost of more than one billion USD. The TMUC is being developed in three phases. Phase 1 of the project began commissioning in October 2012, and comprises two, 200 tonnes per hour, gas/diesel oil-fired back-up boilers and a 450 tonne-per-hour circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler. Phase 2a of the project, scheduled for completion in the first half of 2014, comprises another 450 tonneper-hour CFB boiler, a 200 tonne-per-hour steam plant and a 32.5 MW turbine generator. The final Phase 2b will add a third 450 tonne-perhour CFB boiler and another 32.5 MW turbine generator. The TMUC delivered demineralised water and high grade industrial water to TPU’s first customer on 1 July 2012. This is the first milestone achieved with more than 5 million hours and no loss-time injury.
Utility products are supplied to customers using a specially designed and built pipe-rack reticulation system. Steam blowing and cleaning of the pipe reticulation system to service the first customers has also been completed. Construction work for further utilities supply to other TPU customers is on-going.
First milestone achieved “ with more than 5 million hours and no loss-time injury.” Upon completion, TMUC shall generate 160 MW (net) of electricity and supply about 1,000 tonne-per-hour of steam. The plant provides an economically and environmentally sustainable alternative to centralised power generation and bolsters Singapore’s energy security by further diversifying its energy mix. WorleyParsons has been engaged by TPU since 2007 to perform the Select study and front end engineering services for this project. For the project execution phase, WorleyParsons is retained as Owners Engineer and EPCM service provider. TPU has indicated that WorleyParsons’ services are to be executed from a holistic approach in terms of providing sound advice and support on technical requirements, contractual agreements, scheduling, and documentation control systems so as to achieve the customer’s expectations in delivering the project on time and within budget. The involvement of WorleyParsons in this project reflects the excellent working relationship between the Power team in Singapore and TPU/ Tuas Power. The team has worked on every project undertaken by Tuas Power since they were formed in 1995.
As part of our holistic approach, WorleyParsons has designed and implemented the pipe rack work for TMUC. Our ability to take a project from design into execution ensures that schedules and cost estimates are met.
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Leading Innovations: USA’s first fast-start combined cycle power plant What Was the Need? Recent laws in California increased the requirements for renewable energy goals by enacting a revised renewables portfolio standard. This standard requires that 33% of all electricity retail sales be from renewable energy resources by 2020. The Lodi Energy Center was granted licensing and certification to become the first “fast-start” combined cycle power plant in North America-the (first of its kind). Fast-start plants have several advantages, including: •
Significantly reduced fuel costs
Significantly lower startup emissions
Versatility to effectively partner with intermittent renewable energy sources
This environmentally sustainable solution will set a benchmark for future plants striving to meet new regulations. 20 PowerOn Sharing knowledge
From Design to Completion, Support Throughout Every Phase WorleyParsons has been involved virtually all aspects of the Lodi Project’s delivery suite (except operation) for nearly the last 4 years. The Center began with a FEED study to determine the maximum amount of Megawatts the real estate could yield. Following completion of the study, our assignment evolved into the NCPA Lodi Project Licence effort. We worked extensively with the California Energy Commission to obtain the required licenses. Based on the quality of the feasibility study and the certification effort, WorleyParsons services were extended to specify the Power Island Equipment Contract. Through successful Owner’s Engineer delivery, WorleyParsons was then awarded a Detailed Design contract. The customer then retained WorleyParsons to provide Construction Management Services.
Selected as POWER Magazine’s Top Plant of the year, the Lodi Energy Center is the first “fast-start” combined cycle power plant in North America. Our continued effort throughout the project ensured the project was completed on-time, within cost, and will meet regulations far into the future.
A Collaborative Initiative During the execution phase, NCPA was looking for a local partner with expertise in power execution. WorleyParsons provided a key differentiator by providing a local partner through our Folsom, California office. The Folsom team was able to supply close quarter project management interface with our customer. To fulfill the need of power execution, our Reading, Pennsylvania office provided the support of a world class power execution center. Together, the Folsom and Reading offices delivered the local assistance with global expertise that our customer needed to execute a successful project.
Bridging the Offices: Scott Bolles Scott Bolles had one of the greatest impacts on the project. While Scott’s official position was the Lead Mechanical Engineer, Scott functioned as the engineering manager who bridged the Folsom and Reading offices. His efforts ensured that the two collaborating offices worked together as one WorleyParsons team that delivered excellent service to our customer.
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News in brief from our offices around the world
New Cegertec WorleyParsons Joint Venture Adds Key Capability Centre in Quebec The JV company combines Cegertec’s expertise and presence on the provincial scene in Quebec, Canada with WorleyParsons’ international network and The new JV is poised to be a experience in major projects. The new JV is top player in handling large projects in Quebec. poised to be a top player in handling large projects in Quebec. The JV has significant experience in the networks subsector, particularly in medium- and high-voltage substations, system studies, industrial distribution, and transmission. The JV also brings small hydro capabilities to WorleyParsons. This is very important in the Canadian context, as over 50% of the generation in Canada is hydro based. “This union opens the door to new possibilities and thrilling opportunities and challenges for our employees and clients”, said Mr. Harvey, Eng. M.B.A.
WorleyParsons Presented Papers and Met Customers at Hydro Power Africa
WorleyParsons China signs International MOU with CAMCE WorleyParsons has established a strong relationship with a leading Chinesebased EPC Contractor, CAMCE, and this has been further reinforced through This MOU reflects the strong focus on developing a successful, positive the signing of a Memorandum of relationship with our customers. Understanding (MOU) on September 7th, 2012 in Beijing. The MOU identifies key international pursuits and outlines principles of cooperation. As the MOU is non-exclusive, it also provides both companies the flexibility required to grow our respective businesses independently as we explore opportunities in the market. The MOU was signed by the President of WorleyParsons’ China region, Karl Qiu, in the presence of John Grill, Andrew Wood, Dave Maslin, and Jules Zhong. The CAMCE signatory was Wang Yuhang, with Madam Luo (Chairman, President) in attendance. “One component of the China Power strategy is to work with Chinese EPC contractors globally, and this MOU reflects the strong focus being applied by our company on developing this into a successful outcome. We look forward to this continuing to develop into a positive relationship.”
Maria Tereza F. R. Campos, Power Superintendent; and Gabriel dos Santos Cruz Rocha, Project Manager at CNEC WorleyParsons presented papers at the Our experts discussed Hydropower Africa conference. Our speakers innovative hydroelectric solutions with customers discussed hydropower development projects and their innovative funding solutions: •
“Master Plan for a Brazilian Hydroelectric Inventory Study” showed how Brazilian methods of determining Hydropower Potential of River Basins can be used in Africa to determine the best technical and economical solution, considering social and environmental restraints, to provide a sustainable solution. “Success History of the Foz do Chapecó Hydro Power Plant Construction” demonstrated how the initial design and subsequent modifications allowed for savings in schedule and cost, as well as reduction of construction risk and environmental impact.
Both papers were met with great interest. Our hydroelectric experts were approached with various questions regarding WorleyParsons comprehensive hydroelectric engineering and design capabilities. Participation in this event was part of WorleyParsons’ initiative to bring our hydropower expertise to our African customers. The initiative includes program development with hydroelectric power stakeholders, such as energy ministers, power companies, and construction companies, as well as visible participation in regional power conferences.
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WorleyParsons and Murray & Roberts sign Improve Joint Venture Agreement
The Improve value proposition supports our customers’ needs in areas of Sustaining Capital, Asset Integrity and Operations & Maintenance.
WorleyParsons signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Murray & Roberts with the objective of further developing our growing Improve business in South Africa.
Murray & Roberts is South Africa’s largest construction organisation with over 30,000 employees in the region. In signing the Agreement, both companies reaffirmed their commitment to HSE stating, “HSE must be the foundation upon which the success of our business is built.” Henry Laas, Group Chief Executive, Murray & Roberts comments: Murray & Roberts and WorleyParsons together create a very strong participant in the South African market, focusing on existing power asset improvement and operations for Eskom.” WorleyParsons’ already established Power Improve business, together with Murray & Roberts’ strong customer relations and project delivery experience, will be leveraged with the knowledge of blue collar resources and local industrial relations positioning the Joint Venture for future growth.
Recent appointments John Rohde Vice President and Regional Power Director, US & Caribbean John Rohde joins WorleyParsons as Vice President, CSG Director – USAC Power. He comes to us from GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. where he was Vice President, Business Development responsible for both the thermal and renewable development and the merger and acquisition activity in the United States. John has a BS Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Houston, as well as more than 20 years of power industry experience in both domestic and international markets. He spent several years working with major equipment manufacturers, Westinghouse and Mitsubishi, in which his role involved working with several major power engineering firms including WorleyParsons. John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the US electric industry with insight on how our customers value their assets and the impact on their bottom line. John lives in Houston and will be based in the Bellaire office.
Joachim Meister Regional Power Director, Latin America Based in Santiago, Chile, Joachim is responsible for growth and strategy implementation for the Power business in Latin America. With international experience in the power generation industry, Joachim has had senior management roles in both Europe and China with the major equipment manufacturer, Alstom. He joined WorleyParsons in 2008 and was responsible for the Power business in Melbourne, Australia. Joachim has both an MBA and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and brings extensive experience in the power business including fossil fuel, renewables power generation, and networks.
Astrogildo Fraguglia Quental Power Vice President, CNEC WorleyParsons Astrogildo graduated in 1978 as Civil Engineer by Escola Politécnica (USP). He worked in THEMAG Engenharia Ltda., company in the consulting area, and after this was Managing Director of PROPLAN Engenharia Ltda. He was also Secretary of Infra of the State of Maranhão, responsible for implementation of all public works and for oversight Municipal Public transportation in the state. His last professional period of 16 years was spent as a ELETRONORTE Financial Chief and Chief and Investor relations offices of ELETROBRÁS. ELETROBRÁS, an open capital stock corporation controlled by Federal Government, is composed of companies of generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. He joined CNEC in 2011, where he assumed the position of Power VP.
Mike Arthur Improve Global Director Power Mike has over 20 years of experience in various sectors of the power industry. For most of his career, he worked within customer organisations and has been involved in coal plant construction, plant engineering, portfolio management, energy planning and scheduling, and plant performance. He joined WorleyParsons in 2007 and was previously the CSG Director for the Canadian Region, where he played a large part in the diversification of the Power CSG into the Nuclear Improve sector in Canada. Mike will continue the development of Power Improve as a major business line for the Power CSG and cover all the power technologies—coal, gas, nuclear, hydro, and renewables. Mike has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.
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USA and Caribbean John Rohde Power Director
E: email@example.com Latin America Joachim Meister Power Director
E: joachim.meister@WorleyParsons.com Canada Dave Parsons Power Director
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Europe and Sub Saharan Africa Lynn Rubow Power Director
Middle East, North Africa, and India Krish Iyer Power Director
Australia, New Zealand, Asia, & China Steve Harris Power Director
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