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Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda Day 1

 
 
09:00
Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Geoff King, Former Plant Manager and Independent Consultant

 
 
09:05
Icebreaker

Join us for a structured networking exercise designed to maximise your opportunity to make those invaluable conference connections with your peers.

 
 
09:30
Effective CCGT Fleet O&M – Optimising Fleet Reliability and Efficiency
  • Optimised maintenance strategies, internal vs external providers
  • Plant flexibility improvements to capture optimal income
  • Through life component integrity management


Steve Glover, Director of Hard Coal and Gas Power Plants, RWE Generation UK

 
 
10:15
Capacity Mechanism - From Rags to Riches for CCGTs?
  • Overview of recent market economics and impact upon CCGT operation
  • Overview of Capacity Mechanism
  • Potential Impact of Capacity Mechanism on running regimes and maintenance schedules


Christopher Proudfoot, Head of Generation Planning and Logistics, Centrica

 
 
11:00
Morning Refreshments
 
 
11:30
Sutton Bridge Station Upgrades with GE’s Advanced Path Technology
  • The market at the time of the Calon acquisition of Sutton Bridge again broad theme
  • The bold strategy to upgrade and the drivers associated with the decision
  • The SB upgrade story of the implementation
  • The Calon experience from an owners perspective


Simon Ganley, Asset Manager, Sutton Bridge, Calon Energy

 
 
12:15
Denizli – Successful Adaptation of a CCPP to Challenging Market Environment
  • Introduction to Denizili combined cycle plant
  • Overview of the Turkish market
  • Successful implementation of various upgrades and impact on plant efficiency


Dirk Kampe, Senior Project Manager, Siemens
Mehmet Ali Kurtulus, Denizli Station Manager, RTG (Subsidiary of RWE)

 
 
13:00
Networking Lunch
 
 
14:15
Round Table Discussions

Take this opportunity to participate in discussion, benchmark and share experiences with your colleagues to answer key industry questions in effective gas turbine maintenance, changing market conditions, best CCGT O&M practices, how to ensure plant availability and flexibility while maintaining cost effectiveness and more.

 
 
15:15
Afternoon Refreshments
 
 
15:45
Extending the Intervals between Maintenance Cycles to Maximise Market Value
  • Optimising availability to maximise market value
  • Managing risk to achieve optimal life
  • Importance of avoiding waste in equipment life
  • The challenges of aligning different equipment strategies


Simon Balmer, CCGT Fleet Performance Manager, Uniper

 
 
16:30
Effective Risk Management - Insurance Industry Guidance and Considerations
  • Understanding the current context and risk appetite from the insurance industry
  • The insurer’s perspective on risks and technical implications for OEM and 3rd party maintenance agreements
  • How the insurance industry advises operators to approach different situations such as hot gas path overhauls, reversed engineered spares/replacements, legacy issues, etc.
  • Learning from losses and what is important to the insurance risk engineer


Mark Shipley, Senior Risk Consultant, Marsh

 
 
17:15
Close of Conference Day One followed by Networking Drinks Reception, hosted by PW Power Systems
 
 
18:15
Depart for Evening Networking Dinner