Conference Agenda

Chairman’s Opening Remarks and Welcome Back

Mark Faulkner, Former Power Plant Manager at InterGen and Independent Consultant

Balancing Cost, Risk and Performance on the World’s Largest Fleet of Industrial Gas Turbines

· Strategic asset management planning of the gas turbine fleet
· Asset management plan development
· Benchmarking and capability improvements
· Risk based investment
· Value based maintenance
· Accelerated de-commissioning plan to improve utilisation
Gareth Newcombe, Operational Excellence Consultant, Saudi Electricity Company

Brett Matthew Staneff, Operational Excellence Consultant, Saudi Electricity Company
Eng Kamal Alrefai, Quality and Performance Division Manager, Saudi Electric Company

Modern Approaches to Gas Turbine Maintenance

· Looking for key considerations and signs of gas turbine ageing
· Minimising asset degradation as a result of ageing
· Advanced combined cycle turbines: combining gas turbines from various OEMs
· Is 'mobile' asset management the next major consideration for gas turbines?
· Conducting excellent turbine inspections - common issues found, and the harder finds
Moshin el-Moussaoui, Asset Manager, ESB International

Morning Refreshments
Dealing With a Challenging Market Environment with Successful Power Increase in a Combined Cycle Power Plant

· Russian energy market - specific boundary conditions
· Siemens SGT5-4000F(4) to (8) modernization - key aspects
· Yaiva outage implementation specifics – success factors
· Closing notes, summary & outlook – creating value
Aleksandr Novikov, Head of Department for CCGT Operations, Unipro Russia
Rene Koenig, Head of Service Operations Russia, Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies

Round Table Discussions

Take part in a range of round table discussion sessions hosted by subject matter experts. Move from topic to topic, and debate key challenges with your peers.

Round Table 1 - Optimisation of CCGT Cooling System Operations

Steve Hoppe, Power Plant Operator, InterGen

Round Table 2 - Digital Technology and Your CCGT Power Plant

Jeffery Benoit, Vice President - Product Management & Marketing, Ansaldo Energia
Peter Stuttaford, CEO, Ansaldo Thomassen

Round Table 3 - Re-Engineering and Third Party Maintenance Contracts

Andrew Lutz, Area Sales Manager, PW Power Systems

Round Tables Discussions Repeat, Select Your Next Discussion
Networking Lunch
Fast Start Up: Minimise Cost With an Efficient, Agile Start Up Operation

· Warm and cold start best practice
· Minimising the costs of machinery and assets in the plant without sacrificing HSE principles
· Strategies to work 'on/off' to meet customer demand
· Combining fast response battery electrical energy storage systems with CCGTs
· Improving your start-up time
Steve Hoppe, Power Plant Operator, InterGen

eMonitoring – Support for Thermal Power Plants

· Enhancing unit performance and availability from remote monitoring
· Quick and simple analysis of the plant data
· Detection and diagnosis of performance losses
· The optimisation of your maintenance programme
Erwan Creuzé, Process and eMonitoring Engineer, EDF Energy

Final Q&A Panel

A chance for delegates to put their final questions to our expert industry panel and to engage in debate with peers.

Chairman’s Closing Remarks Close of Conference