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Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda Day 1

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Geoff King, Former Plant Manager and Independent Consultant

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

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

Morning Refreshments
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

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)

Networking Lunch
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.

Afternoon Refreshments
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

Optimising Inventory Management Across a Global Multi-Cultural Platform
  • Different approach to managing MRO versus production stock
  • Identifying the warning signs that might be telling you that you need to change
  • The difference between strategic and devolved management of inventory and how strategic management can deliver significant value to your business
  • How to get end users and local management on board
  • Synergies between spare parts management and engineering review

Mark Faulkner, Past Global Inventory Manager, InterGen

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