Senior Field Service Engineer


Last Updated: 26th September 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
Delaware, Canada

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Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
English

Summary

Summary of Experience:

• Over 30 years’ experience in the power generation / distribution industry

• Commissioning, Start-Up, Operation and Service (Electrical and I&C) of Siemens-Westinghouse gas turbines W-frames: W191G Frame; W251 Frame, W501 D, F, G SGT6–5000F Frame.

• Experienced in the installation, commissioning and energizing of high voltage switchgear, both indoor and outdoor substations up to 46kV. AC and DC hi-pot testing and bus protection and interlocking schemes. Some familiarity with SF6 bus ducts and breakers.

• Good experience in the installation and commissioning of station transformers and transformer differential protection.

• Solid commissioning expertise in Technical Field Assistance (TFA) projects and assisting clients implementing best practices.

• Extensive expertise as Gas Turbine Commissioning Engineer on various Siemens Gas turbines projects including New Installations, Start-ups and Major Outage re-commissioning.

• Extensive expertise in combustion dynamics and emissions tuning of both new units and mature frames.

• Hands-on experience with hydraulic, pneumatic, analog electronic, digital control systems including WDPF, Siemens S7 PLC and T3000.
• Good knowledge of MCC, High and Medium Voltage Breakers and switchgear.

• Experience with the installation, commission and startup of solar PV plants

• Experience working throughout the world in different political, geographic and climactic conditions.

Education


Professional EnProvince of Ontario, Canada

   Nov 1987
— Apr 2015

I have been a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario since November 16, 1987

University of Waterloo
Electrical Engineering

   Sep 1979
— May 1984

Experience

Siemens Canada
Senior Field Service Engineer-Retired

   Apr 1984
— Feb 2016

2014

Greenfield Energy Centre, Courtwright, ON
Start-up support and combustion emissions and combustor dynamics tuning.

Shell – Carmon Creek – Redwater Alberta
Generator Inspection and PI test.

ATCO Power, Joffre Cogeneration, Alberta
Post outage emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

Enmax Calgary Energy Centre, Calgary, AB
Emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

Cardinal Power – Cardinal Ontario
Tuning for operation at 75% Load.

Greenfield Energy Centre, Courtwright, ON
Start-up support and combustion emissions and dynamics tuning.

Enmax Calgary Energy Centre, Calgary, AB
Pilot Valve LVDT replacement, valve calibration and emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

ATCO Power, Joffre Cogeneration, Alberta
Control system upgrade WDPF to Siemens T3000.
Post outage emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

York Energy – Newmarket Ontario
Over speed Trip Test

Trans Canada Energy – Halton Hills, Ontario
CDMS probe removal / replacement and start-up support.

2013
Greenfield Energy Centre, Courtwright, ON
Control system upgrade Siemens TXP to Siemens T3000.

Excel Energy – Quay County, New Mexico
Re-commission W501D combustion turbine on fuel oil

Calgary Energy Centre, Calgary, AB
Control system upgrade to T3000 and emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

York Energy – Newmarket, Ontario
Control system support – Balance of Plant

ATCO Power, Joffre Cogeneration, Alberta
Control system upgrade WDPF to Siemens T3000.
Post outage emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

York Energy – Newmarket, Ontario
Fuel Valve replacement and calibration

University of Toronto – Toronto Ontario
Troubleshoot Start up issues and start-up support.

Greenfield Ethanol – Chatham Ontario
Start-up support

2012
ATCO Power, Joffre Cogeneration, Alberta
Control System Upgrade to T3000, Post outage emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

University of Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Troubleshoot start-up issues and start-up support.

Trans-Canada Power – Halton Hills Ontario
Start-up support.

Riyadh Oil Refinery – Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Control System Maintenance and Start-up Support 3 X W251B8

Cardinal Power – Cardinal Ontario
Post outage emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

ATCO Power, Joffre Cogeneration, Alberta
Post outage emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

York Energy – Newmarket Ontario
Commission and Start-up support 2 X SGT6-5000F

2011
ATCO Power, Joffre Cogeneration, Alberta
Post outage emissions and combustion dynamics tuning

First Light Solar Project – Napanee Ontario
Installation, commission, connection to grid of an 8.5 MW PV field and substation

Greenfield Energy Centre – Courtright, Ontario
Generator Inspection

York Energy Centre – Newmarket Ontario
Start-up support – Control System modification

2010
AES Ironwood, Lebanon, Pa
Emissions and Dynamics Tuning W501G

AEP J. Lamar Staal, Shreveport, LA
Commission and Start-up 2 X W501F gas Turbines

ATCO Power, Joffre Cogeneration, Alberta
Low speed Ignition R&D and testing W501F

US Borax, Boron, CA
Cold weather combustion Dynamics and emissions tuning – W251B12

North Duri, Indonesia
Tuning support for 3 x W501D5

ATCO Power, Joffre Cogeneration, Alberta
Combustion Dynamics Tuning W501F

Greenfield Energy Centre, Ontario
Combustion Dynamics Tuning W501F

US Borax, Boron, CA
Warm weather combustion Dynamics and emissions tuning – W251B12

ARAMCO Oil Refinery, Riyadh Oil Refinery
Start-up troubleshooting W251B8

Elk River Generating Station, Elk River Minnesota
Inlet Air Heating Evaluation Testing SGT6 5000F (4)

2009
Blackhawk, Borger, TX
Combustion Dynamics Tuning W501F

Reliant, Channelview, TX
Combustion dynamics tuning - Unit #1 W501F

Granite Ridge, Manchester New Hampshire
Low Load CO modification and T3000 control System Upgrade – W501G

Reliant, Channelview TX.
Combustion Dynamics Tuning – Unit # 4 W501F

Edegel, Lima, Peru
Testing power augmentation with water injection - W501F

Millennium Power, Charlton, MA
WDPF Control system improvements – W501G

Dynegy, East Dundee, Illinois
Combustion Dynamics tuning W501F
Trans-Canada Energy, Halton Hills, Ontario
TFA – Installation 2 X W501F

Nova Chemical, Red Deer, Alberta
Combustion Dynamics Tuning – W501F

CEM, Macau
Post outage start-up – W251B12

US Borax, Boron, CA
T3000 control system upgrade and combustion system tuning.

Millennium Power, Charlton, MA
Post outage combustor dynamics tuning and control system improvements.

2008
Macau PRC
Site Manager, Fuel Gas Conversion – 2 X 251B11

North Duri, Indonesia
Tuning support for 1 x W501D5

Riyadh Oil Refinery, Saudi Arabia
Controls and start-up support for 3 x W251B6

General Electric Company of Libya – Tripoli, Libya
Control system upgrade commission and start-up 2X251B

2007
Mexicali, México
Control System Inspection 2 X 510F

Musratah Libya
Control system upgrade 2 X 251B

Ulsan Korea
Tuning 501D5

Hobbs, New Mexico
Control System Tuning 2 X 501F

Hartsville, South Carolina
Control System Inspection 251B2

General Electric Company of Libya – Musratah, Libya
Control Upgrade 2 X 251B2

General Electric Company of Libya – Tripoli, Libya
Control Upgrade 2 X 251B2

Millennium Power Partners - Charlton, Massachusetts
Fuel Oil Recommissioning 501G

2006
Weyerhaeuser, Grand Prairie, Alberta
Provide I&C support during the overhaul of a ASEA steam turbine.

Yulchon, Korea
Provide TFA for the re-commissioning and start-up of two W501F combustion turbines on fuel oil.

Las Vegas USA
Combustor Dynamics check after outage – W501F

North Duri, Indonesia
TFA support for post outage start up – W501F

Uruguaiana, Brazil
Audit of fuel oil system prior to Re-commissioning on Fuel Oil– W501F

Queretaro, Mexico
Annual Maintenance W501F control system

Millennium Power Partners - Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
Audit of fuel oil system prior to re-commissioning W501G.

Ulsan, Korea
Combustor dynamics check of operating units

Gleeson, Tennessee, USA
TFA support – start up after extended shut down – 3 X 501F

General Electric Company of Libya – Musratah, Libya
Control system upgrade 2 X 251B

2005
AES - Merida, Mexico.
Control system audit in preparation for OTC Prod Mod.

CEM-Coloane B Power Station, Macau, China
Troubleshoot starting problems – W251B11 with WDPF controls system.

CFE, Torreon, Mexico
TFA for start-up W501 B3/6

Eco-Electric, Penuelas Puerto Rico
Control System Modification – New Gas Valve arrangement.

2004
General Electric Company of Libya (GECOL), Musratah, Libya
Provide TFA to return to operation 2 X W251 gas turbines

Enertek SD DE CV, Altamira, Mexico
Provide TFA to troubleshoot unloading at high ambients and check engine dynamics.

Central Dr. Enrique Garcia, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Provide TFA to troubleshoot starting problems and calibrate fuel system components

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Qassim, Saudi Arabia
Provide TFA for re-commissioning and start-up of W501D4 combustion turbine.

EDEGEL, Lima, Peru
Provide TFA for troubleshooting operational problems of W501D4 combustion turbine

2003
Etzel IVG, Etzel, Germany
Provide TFA for troubleshooting and start-up of 2 Werkspoor 191 combustion turbines.

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) - Qassim, Saudi Arabia
Provide TFA for finding root cause of compressor failure W501D4 combustion turbine.

Mid-American Energy Greater Des Moines Energy Centre - Des Moines, USA
Provide TFA during the installation and commissioning and start-up of two W501FD combustion turbines.

2002
Androscoggin Cogeneration Project, Jay, Maine, USA
Provide WDPF and start-up support during the implementation of Product Modifications on a 3XW251B12A combustion system.

Dynegy, Sulphur, LA
Provide WDPF and start-up support during the implementation of Product Modifications on a W501F combustion turbine

Carolina P&L, Monroe, GA
Perform emission water injection tuning (fuel oil and fuel gas) on two W501F combustion turbines.

Silas Ray Power, Brownsville, TX
Provide Technical Field Assistance during the implementation and commissioning of the new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system on a W251B12 combustion turbine.

Klamath Energy, Klamath Falls, OR
Provide start-up, WDPF support and emission tuning during the re-start of 2 X W501FD combustion turbine.

Westmount, Bangladesh
Provide WDPF support and implementation of a new fuel gas firing curves on two barge mounted W251B11

HHI Coloane, Macau
Provide TFA during the installation of the second W251B11 combustion turbine with WDPF controls system.

Pinnacle West, West Phoenix, AZ
Provide Electrical TFA during the installation of 2 x W501FD2 combustion turbines.

MidAmerican Energy Company, Greater Des Moines Energy Centre, Des Moines, Iowa
Provide Electrical TFA during the installation of 2 x W501FD2 combustion turbines with TXP controls system.

2001
Millennium Power Partners, Charlton, Massachusetts
Lead commissioning engineer during the start-up of a W501G (235 MW) combustion turbine in a Combined Cycled Power Plant.

2000
Millennium Power Partners, Charlton, Massachusetts
Lead commissioning engineer during the start-up of a W501G Gas Turbine with WDPF controls system.

IVG –Etzel, Germany
Provide TFA during the pneumatic controls inspection of a Werkspoor W191G Gas Turbine.

El Dorado, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Technical Field Assistance with the start-up of a W501F gas turbine.

Edegel, Santa-Rose, Peru
Troubleshoot cool-down sequence, implementation of Prod-Mod on a W501D5A gas turbine.

1999
Androscoggin Cogeneration Project, Jay, Maine, USA
Technical Field Assistance with startup of W251B12A combustion system.

Procter & Gamble, Mehoopany, Pennsylvania
Technical Field Assistance with WDPF control upgrade of W251B12 gas turbine.

Riyadh Oil Refinery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Technical Field Assistance with control system checkout of W251B6 gas turbine generator unit.

CIPCO, Summit Lake, Iowa
Technical Field Assistance with TFA to investigate, calibrate and start up of 2X W251B2 gas turbine.

Syrian Company for Oil Transport, Scot, Syria
Technical Field Assistance to conduct an on site audit of 10X W82M gas turbines.

Midwest Energy, Colby Station, Kansas
Technical Field Assistance with W191G to complete the fuel transfer from gas to oil TI Siemens PLC control upgrade on W191G.

City of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, Florida USA
Technical Field Assistance with start-up support on a W171 gas turbine.

The Ministry of Defence & Aviation, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Technical Field Assistance with control system audit on W251B8 gas turbine.

Grey’s Ferry Co-Generation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance for ISO-Phase bus duct failure investigation and re-commission on W501D5A turbine / generator.

1998
CFE Huila, Monterrey, Mexico
Provide Technical Field Assistance during the electrical installation of a W501F gas turbine.

IGV – Etzel, Etzel, Germany
Provide Technical Field Assistance in preparation for the Siemens PLC controls upgrade on a W191 gas turbine.

SCECO East, Saudi Arabia
Conducted an investigation and made recommendations to improve the reliability and decrease the rate of failure of hot gas path components on 16 x W501D2/4 gas turbines.

SCECO Central, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
Provided technical assistance for control system checkout and start-up of 9 x W501D2/4 gas turbine.

The Ministry of Defence & Aviation, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Technical Field Assistance with control system checkout and start-up of 1 X W251B8, 35MW gas turbine/generator.

1997
Texaco, Erath, Louisiana
Provide Technical Field Assistance with control system checkout and start-up of W251B gas turbine.

Dow Chemical, Plaquemine, LA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with calibration of Woodward 43027 governor on a W501A gas turbine.

Valero, Texas City, Texas, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with control system checkout and start-up of W191 gas turbine.

IVG – Etzel, Etzel, Germany
Provide Technical Field Assistance with Werkspoor W191 gas turbine.

ISCOSA, Tabuk, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Provide Technical Field Assistance with a major overhaul and start-up W251B6 gas turbine.

City of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with start up W191 gas turbine with WDPF control upgrade.

1996
City of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with WDPF control system upgrade of a W191 gas turbine.

City of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with troubleshooting fuel oil starting problems with W251B gas turbine.

University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with start-up of a CW251B10 gas turbine.

Phibro Energy, Texas City, Texas, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with a control system of a W191 gas turbine.

Mobile Producing, Falfurrias, Texas, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with installation and commissioning of 2 L&N Speedomax 25000 recorder.

1995
Public Service Electric & Gas, Linden, New Jersey, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with troubleshooting liquid fuel starting problem on 2 X W251AA gas turbines.

PLN Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia
Provide Technical Field Assistance during start-up of W251B gas turbine upon completion of the installation and commissioning of the WDPF control up-grade.

El Paso Electric, El Paso, Texas, USA
Technical Field Assistance during a control rebuild of a W501B4 gas turbine.

Texas Petro Chemical, Houston, Texas, USA
Technical Field Assistance with start-up of a W92 gas turbine.

ISCOSA, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Technical Field Assistance with a restart after an overhaul of a W251B6 gas turbine.

Ministry of Defence and Aviation, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Technical Field Assistance with an installation of Fluke Loggers/Bently Nevada vibration monitoring system.

ENEE Miraflores, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (W191)
Provide Technical Field Assistance during the start-up of a Mitsubishi W191 gas turbine.

1994
ENEE Miraflores, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (W191)
Provide Technical Field Assistance during a mechanical and control overhaul of a Mitsubishi W191 gas turbine.

EE El Siouf Power Plant, Alexandria, Egypt
Provide Technical Field Assistance with control system checkout of 3 X W251B27 gas turbines.

US Borax & Chemical Corp., Boron, California, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with control system checkout of a W251B10 gas turbine.

Westinghouse Electric Corp., Holtsville, New York, USA
Technical Field Assistance with a Woodward 501 checkout of a steam turbine.

1993
US Borax & Chemical Corp., Boron, California, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with calibration of Woodward 43027 governor on a W251B10 gas turbine.

Electrificadora Del Atlantico, Barranquilla, Colombia
Provide Technical Field Assistance with a WDPF retrofit on a W251 gas turbine.

Kissimmee Power Authority, Orlando, Florida, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with Woodward 43027 electronic governor/control system of a W251B8 gas turbine.

General Electric Company – GMRA, Sirte, Libya
Conducted an on-site control system audit of 2 X W191G gas turbine.

Westinghouse Electric Corp. - Syracuse, New York, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with the commissioning and start-up of a Mitsubishi steam turbine/generator set using Woodward 505E governor.

Mobil Gas Plant, Falfurrias, Texas, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with a control system overhaul of a W191 gas turbine.

Phibro Refinery, Houston, Texas, USA
Provide Technical Field Assistance with controls system checkout of a W191 gas turbine.

1992
Wisconsin Electric, Point Beach, Wisconsin, USA
Technical Field Assistance with controls system upgrade, re-commissioning and start-up of W251A gas turbine.

Department of Water and Power, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Technical Field Assistance with fuel control system conversion for operation on natural gas of 2 X W251-B7 gas turbines.

Electrificadora Del Altantico, Barranquilla, Columbia
Technical Field Assistance with controls upgrade and start-up of W171 gas turbine/generator.

1991
Ministry of the Interior, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Site Manager / Commissioning Engineer for commissioning and start-up of 2 x CW191G 15MW gas turbine/generators.

Ventech Engineers Inc. Hill Petroleum, Houston, Texas, USA
Technical Field Assistance with commissioning and start-up of 2 X W191G 15MW gas turbines/generators.

Texas Petro Canada, Houston, Texas, USA
Technical Field Assistance with control system calibration/start-up of 2 X W92 9000HP gas turbines.

1990
Ministry of the Interior, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Site Manager / Commissioning Engineer for commissioning and start-up of 2 x CW191G 15MW gas turbine/generators.

Mojave Cogeneration Co., Boron, California, USA
Technical Field Assistance with installation, commissioning and start-up of CW251B10 50MW gas turbine/generator.

1989
Ministry of the Interior, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Technical Field Assistance during the commissioning of 2 X CW191 15MW gas turbine/generators.

The Ministry of Defence & Aviation, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Technical Field Assistance with troubleshooting electrical controls/unit start-up of 4 X W251B8, 35MW gas turbine/generators.

Blount Energy Resources Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Technical Field Assistance with installation, commissioning and start-up of a SC23, 35 MW steam turbine/generator at an energy from waste plant.

Ministry of the Interior, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Technical Field Assistance with installation, commissioning and start-up of 2 X CW191 15MW gas turbine/generators.

1988
Energy Factors, Greeley, Colorado, USA
Technical Field Assistance with installation, commissioning and start-up of Westinghouse 16 MW steam turbine/generator.

Exxon Refinery, Baytown, Texas, USA
Technical Field Assistance with installation, commissioning and start-up of a W251B8, 35MW gas turbine/generator.

1987
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA
Technical Field Assistance with installation, commissioning and start-up of a W251B10, 45MW gas turbine/generator.
1986
The Ministry of Defence & Aviation, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Technical Field Assistance with overhaul and start-up of 4 X W251B8, 35MW gas turbine/generators.

Texas Petro Chemicals, Houston, Texas, USA
Technical Field Assistance with overhaul and start-up of 2 X CW92 gas turbines.

1984 - 1985
Secretariat Of Electricity, Benghazi, Libya
Provide Technical Field Assistance during installation, commissioning and start-up of 2 X W191G gas turbine/generators and 30 kV substation.

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