Electrical Engineer OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries (OQ RPI)
Electrical Engineer working in OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries (OQ RPI) technical services – engineering services. Having experience in electrical system in oil & gas industry , power system study, electrical project execution , investigations, and root cause analysis.
Renewables Energy Engineer - PDO
Abbas Al Lawati has a MSc in Construction Projects Management from Liver John Moores University and Degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University, with 9 years of experiences concentrated mainly around project delivery in areas of project management, contracts management, lean practitioner, and information management.
Abbas is a co-founder Improved Asset Register Integrity and Verification project, and was given an opportunity to lead the project which unlocked new ways of achieving Asset Integrity, an improved process yielding cost savings opportunities while performing verification. The project has also unlocked in country value (ICV) opportunities for local Omanis in areas of Asset Register and Verification processes. Abbas has worked a contract holder and category manager, managing set of tactical, operational contracts and strategic level category which are related to services and material delivery scopes. While practicing contract holder, Abbas has achieved cost savings due to applying category management practices.
Abbas is certified Lean Practitioner with set of skills in Lean Management, Continuous Improvement thinking, and has managed in delivering two lean projects as well as taking additional roles and responsibilities as a department lean focal point. Recently, Abbas has joined Renewables Energy Engineering team under Electrical Infrastructure Department taking responsibilities in conducting feasibility studies, contract holder roles for renewables energy related projects.
Director General for Renewable Energy and Hydrogen - the Ministry of Energy & Minerals
Power standards and technology PDO
In previous years, many cable terminations failed due to different reasons and cascading a lot of power outages resulting in oil & gas deferment. The team introduced a new digitized cable termination system where it covers the cable termination across PDO and record each cable termination per area and the cable jointer details . Also, having proper training and assessment is one of the success criteria in improving the cable termination activities as it tackle the cable jointers as well as training course & material evaluation. The new application called ETPM , ETPM is a web-based central repository application in which cable termination data is stored and managed. The aim of this new tool is to register all high voltage cable terminations and cable joints for KPI measurements and analysis. The 30%system resulted in reduction of cable termination failures and improving the provided work quality and therefore reduce the power outages due to cable termination by 30%
Power Systems Engineer - Saudi Aramco
Mr. AI-Faraj was born in 1978 in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. He achieved his BS degree in Electrical Engineering, as a power engineer, from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2002. He worked as a project engineer for a couple of years. Currently, he is a Power Systems Engineer in Power Systems Planning Department at Saudi Aramco. It is worth mentioning that Mr. Al-Faraj was deeply involved in engineering research during his study at KFUPM and he is a coauthor of seven international research papers (all in transmission planning).
Senior power performance engineer Transco
NAME : N. BALASUBRAMANIAN;
1. MASTER OF ENGINEERING. (1987 -1989)
MADRAS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,
2. BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING. (1983-1987)
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS.
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY,
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE : 33 YEARS
1. Design, Testing and Commissioning of EHV stations
2. Asset Performance of Power Transmission Systems
Senior Vice President, Siemens Advanta Consulting
Dennis is a Senior Partner and Senior Vice President at Siemens Advanta Consulting, based in the Munich office, and has been working at SAC for more than 15 years. Before consulting, Dennis worked for more than 5 years for Siemens Mobility in Germany and Brazil, with roles in Sales, Project Execution and Controlling.
Dennis holds a Ph.D. in Management/Entrepreneurship from the Technical University of Munich and a Diploma in International Business Administration from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (DE) and Babson College (USA).
In his role as head of the Energy vertical, Dennis is advising clients in the Power Generation, Oil&Gas and Utility sectors, where he has gained relevant experience from strategy definition, large-scale transformations, and turnaround management to digitalization with projects around the globe. Working with his teams to leverage technology for the Energy transformation, the focus is on implementable results and client impact – key elements of the DNA as a former leading inhouse consultancy.
Deputy Electrical Chief Engineer Worley
Fahad Al Farsi has almost 12 years’ experience and he leads sizable group of electrical and power engineers at Worley Oman. His current role at Worley is power and new energy manger and his focus in solar and wind energy design project in Oman.
Senior Consultant, cybersecurity and e-Mobility
Mr. Thomas Gereke is a Senior Cyber Security Consultant for cyber security assessments and implementation of IT security standards/methods (ISO/IEC27001, BDEW whitepaper, NERC CIP, M2M) in critical infrastructure environments. He has a strong background in supporting utilities and industries to implement cybersecurity measures and solutions.
Mr. Gereke is an expert in complex IT-Architecture and has comprehensive knowledge integration of E2E business processes. He has over 25 years of experience in IT integration and business consulting, process design application development, and operation.
Application Engineer (HUB APMEA) Power Transformers & Renewables Hitachi Energy
Himanshu Shah is a qualified Electrical Engineer with Post Graduate Masters degree in Electrical Power System.
He has more than 16 Years of experience in transformer industry spanning across Design, Project Management and Sales & Marketing functions. He has worked with utilities and customers across geography like South America, Africa, Middle East and India.
He has been working as an Application Engineer for Renewable Segment in India since 2018 and is currently part of HUB APMEA Application Engineering Team responsible for Power Transformers & Renewables.
Network Planning Engineer - Mazoon Electricity Company
Eng. Humaid Al Shukaili, Network Planning Engineer at Mazoon Electricity Company, started as an Electrical Project Engineer position in 11 kV & 0.415 networks for 4 years and moved to the current position as Network Planning Engineer, 2 years. Humaid gained experience in two fields of electrical distribution, Electrical Network Planning and Project Management. He had skills in electrical network planning, analysis, modeling, and project management.
Humaid holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University, which graduated in 2017.
Electrical Engineer - Saudi Electricity Company
Name : Khaled Ayedh Al-Shetwi
Nationality: Saudi Arabia
Marital status : Married
Work Address :
Saudi Electrical CO.
Mobile No.: 0506748560
* 1996 – 2000 Bachelor In Electrical engineer (King Fahd University
ofPetroleum and Minerals)
* 2004-2007 Master in Quality managements (Technical Arabic Academic)
* 2002-2006 Master in electrical engineer (Azhar University)
Thesis is discuss about “ study parameters affecting on
protection transmission lines from lightning in tropical area”
* 2006- 2010: Doctor Philosophy in Electrical Engineer (Azhar
Thesis is discuss about "Improving the Lightning Protection of
Transmission Lines in Tropical Areas with High Resistivity Soils
Through Improving the Ground Systems"
Experiences and Work details
2001 – 2003 In SEC
Supervise project which is the expansion of existing Asir station to
include one unit of one power block. The power block consists of the
following elements: one gas turbine, 3 compressors, 4 combustion
chambers, 5 air exhaust turbine, 6 generators and 12 steam turbine
generators, 10 parts as condensate pumps, heaters, etc. depending on
the design of the power block unit. The energy capacity is 70 MW and
over SR 120 million costs.
Supervise Contract for addition unit of Qunfuza generation plan
where the 40 MW energy capacity comprising one power block. it
consisting 1 gas turbine, 1 steam generators, and control systems,
together with balance of plant (transformers, cooling towers, air intel
chillers, export high voltage switchyard, water storage and water and
wastewater treatment facilities). The cost was over SR 70 millions
2003 – 2005 In SEC
Supervise transmission lines and networks projects up to 132 and 33
kV (Asir South Net, Samak Net, village on the line between Saudi
Arabia and Yamin, Baha villages, Jizan villages, Asir villages)total
budget of these projects more than SR300 million.The work includes
inspection materials, installation, test and commissioning and issue
technical and final certificate.
Attend test of equipments of previously projects in factory and sign of
2005 – 2007 In SEC
Supervise substation projects (Khamis SouthS/S, TendahaS/S, Zafeer
S/S, SagrahS/S)The work includes initiate contract document,
inspection materials, installation, test and commissioning and issue
technical and final certificate.
Attend test of equipments of previously projects in factory and sign of
Projects of Sub-transmission lines between substations (Batha S/SRufaidah S/S sub transmission line, Khamis North S/S -Tandaha S/S
sub transmission line).
The general evaluation of work in these years was Very good.
2007 – 2010
Supervise substation projects 132/33/13.8 kV (Mandarah S/S,
Sharorah S/S, Ballesmer S/S, Hamid S/S, Mandag S/S, Darb S/S,
Ahad Al-Masaraha S/S, Batha S/S). The contractors are Siemens Co.,
ISCOSA co., Jihaz CO., Haif Co and Masharq Co.The total budget of
these projects more than SR160 million. The procedures work consists
of initiate contract document, inspection materials, installation, test
and commissioning and issue technical and final certificate. Each
project work include approve plans draws, design submits, test plans,
material and equipment specifications and electrical calculations.
Also supervise distribution O/U networks (Jizan East Net., North Asir
Net. ….). The total budget of these projects more than SR220 million.
The work includes initiate contract document, inspection materials,
installation, test and commissioning and issue technical and final
Attend test of project equipment in factory and sign of wetness.
Sometimes take responsibility leaders in some departments like,
Distribution Engineer Dep., Khmis consumers unit.
The general evaluation of work in these yearswere Excellent.
Management of projects, contract negotiation and administration,
contacts with Clients, suppliers, professionals, manufacturers,
Government institutions. Had participated in the execution of various
electrical works, i.e. Rehabilitation and construction of power
substations, underground cables, overhead distribution lines, sub
transmission lines (up to 35 kV). Prepare contract document, e.g.
scope of work, plan draw, schedule of materials quantity, payments
conditions..etc. The general evaluation of my work in this year is
2010 – 2014
Manager of electrical utility of Makkah unit that consist of repair
short circuit of trip line HV or LV , issue billing of consumers, reduce
the debt of utility, install metering boxes of consumers, progress
special service of consumer, construct projects new HV lines.
2015 – 2022
Expert of Distribution in Plan Department in Riyadh Center that
consist of consultant of strategic plan, contracts initiate and review,
analysis loads, construct HV projects.
Operation Technology Manager MEDC
Malika Saif Al Amri
Operation Tecnology Manager
Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC)
Malika`s journey with the utility and power sector started in 2009 at Muscat Electricity Distribution Company. It was preceded by a short stage of planning and surveying at the Ministry of Housing in the Sultanate of Oman. She has held many positions since joining MEDC, starting from GIS editor of systems, Head of GIS Apps to the Operation Technology Manager. During the years of her experience in MEDC, she has accomplished many achievements, like establishing the smart systems program for maintenance management using GIS. Recently, she led the MEDC team and won the award for one of the best GIS applications in the world.
Team Lead for Engineering Services OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries (OQ RPI)
Electrical Engineer working as Team Lead for Engineering Services in OQ Refineries and Petroleum Industries (OQ RPI). Post graduate in Renewable Energy from University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Having Experience in Projects Engineering & Execution, Operation & Maintenance of Electrical systems in Oil & Gas Industries.
Power System Consulting expert Siemens PTI
Dr. Michael Schwan is the head of global Siemens Power Technologies International (PTI) consulting business; managing a multi-national team of over 200 highly skilled consultants in the Energy Business Advisory and Power System Consulting practices. Dr. Schwan has over 20 years of industry experience in power systems across all voltage levels, for public and industrial supply.
Dr. Schwan holds a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering from Saarland University, Germany. He has numerous national and international publications, presentations, and work in technical committees of VDE, CIGRE, IEC, etc.
Co- founder and CEO - Nectaware srl
Mr. Carrelli comes from many years of experience in international consultancy in various highly regulated sectors and has been dealing with energy for over 15 years with particular attention to the issue of energy and ecological transition, in which he has been both observer and actor of the evolution and of the deployment of renewables in many different aspects, as a consultant, as a developer and as an entrepreneur in Italy and internationally. For several years he has been co-founder and CEO of Nectaware, a start-up that deals with artificial intelligence applied to the world of the space-economy and Earth observation data, creating highly innovative solutions for the management, monitoring and measurement of generation of photovoltaic both at an urban and national level. Michele has a strong attitude and determination to changes and sees advanced technological solutions as a necessary tool for the possible implementation of the fight against climate change and for the new role in society that individuals can decide to assume.
Head of Renewable Energy Section PDO
Eng. Mohammed Al-Lawati has a Master of Engineering Science from Western University in Ontario, Canada where he has also completed his bachelor’s in electrical engineering.
After a short tenure at Muscat Electricity Distribution Company, Mohammed joined PDO in 2010 as a power transmission supervisor where he was responsible to operate and maintain all the transmission assets within PDO network. Later, Mohammed moved into different roles within the power infrastructure department, electrical construction supervisor, power concept and planning engineer, power station project engineer, and lastly as a lead in the Renewable Energy section. He has been recently promoted to head the renewable energy initiatives within PDO.
Senior Engineer -Switchgear - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
American University of Sharjah Electrical Engineering Graduate, Master: Innovation management (UOWD-with Distinction) . During my 5 years of experience as Switchgear Senior Engineer in DEWA , I have earned 5 Awards:
- Rewarded by HH Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Almaktoum- Emirate Women Award- Yong Employee (UAE Level)
- Rewarded by Mister of Oil- Bahrain for LEWAS Award-Rising Star ( Middle East Level)
- Rewarded by CEO & MD- Eng. Saeed Altayer-DEWA Award : Young Employee (DEWA Level)
- Rewarded by EVP – Eng. Hussian Lootah-TP Excellence Award : Innovative management initiative (Transmission Power Division Level )
- Rewarded by EVP – Eng. Hussian Lootah-TP Excellence Award : Young Employee Category (Transmission Power Division Level )
Published a technical conference paper – Robust AVR design for the synchronous Generator – IET Power Conference.
Recently represented DEWA in GCC-Cigre conference as a speaker for Digital Voltage Selection Scheme.
General Manager – UAE & Bahrain RAY International LLC
Mr. Praveen Kumar Kumaraswamy is known for innovative solution and Business Development among RAY group of companies. He is an Electrical Engineer and has Master Degree in Project Management. Also, he is a Certified Project Management Professional and Member of International council on Large Electric Systems. His professional experience is over and above 20 years which includes Management of Large Electrical contracts, EPC projects, Business Development, Product development and So on.
He is General Manager for RAY international UAE and Bahrain and a startup person for RAY for their operations in Oman, Bahrain & UAE. His core skills include setting up new business units, new country operations, setting up operation team, developing company business case & Reaching customers.
Network Planning Engineer Mazoon Electricity Company
Eng. Said Al Ismaili, Network Planning Engineer at Mazoon Electricity Company, has worked as project engineer for Mazoon Electricity Company through a consultant company called WSP for around three years, hence has experience in project management. Then, he moved to Planning department in Mazoon Electricity Company as Planning Engineer. His main role is to study the existing network and plan for future investments based on the analysis. Said is good at modeling, analyzing and studying the electrical network.
Said holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University, which graduated in 2015.
Power Systems Expert
Salim Al Haddabi is a highly experienced electrical engineer with over 35 years of working experience. He graduated from Manchester University, UK with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. Throughout his career, Salim has held various key positions at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), including Construction Supervisor for electrical oil and gas projects,, Electrical Design Lead, Power System Operation/Maintenance Lead, and Corporate Electrical Discipline Head.
As the Corporate Electrical Discipline Head, Salim was responsible for the complete day-to-day operation and integrity of the oil and gas power systems. He also played a crucial role in evaluating and deploying new technologies, responsible for the update and introduction of new electrical technical specifications and guidelines, building professional capabilities for young engineers and leading various practical problem-solving initiatives using a lean approach.
Salim has Technical Authority 1 in electrical engineering during his work for PDO, which reflects his extensive knowledge and expertise in this field. His broad range of experience has given him both breadth and depth in a wide range of electrical engineering specialization.
Salim's specialization lies in power system studies and analysis, where he has undertaken a wide range of studies over the years. He has gained significant experience in using Dig SILENT software, and his areas of interest include power system modelling, system stability, concept development, and renewable decarbonization strategies.
Product Lifecycle Manager, PSS®CAPE
Dr. Sandro Aquiles-Perez is the Product Lifecycle Manager for PSS®CAPE, the leading software for power network protection simulation and analysis. PSS®CAPE belongs to the Siemens Grid Software portfolio offering.
Dr. Aquiles-Perez has been part of the PSS®CAPE development team for 16 years. He got his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 2006. His technical specialization and interests are in numerical relay modeling, protection simulation, and power system analysis and methodologies. Sandro is an IEEE member since 2000.
Hub Product Marketing Manager - Hitachi Energy
Saravanan Jeganathan is the Hub Product Marketing Manager for Power Quality products Middle East & Africa, within Hitachi Energy’ High Voltage Products Business Unit based in Dubai, UAE. He holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering in Madurai Kamaraj University, India. Saravanan J has more than 20 years of experience in power quality products, in which he has held several positions in marketing and sales of power quality products and solutions across different geographies. His areas of interest include power quality in utility, industrial & commercial networks, railways, and renewables segment, doing power quality study and design of filter bank.
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Global Bid & Proposal Specialist Virtual GCoC Grid Solutions Hitachi Energy
Saravanan Murugappan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from SASTRA University, Tanjore and Master of Technology Degree in ConstructionTechnology & Management from India Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi. He also completed a certification course in Commercial & Contractual Law from National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
He has around 17 Years of experience in Power Transmission & Distribution industry spanning across Sales, Tendering and Project Management functions. He has worked with various utilities and industrial customers across different geographies.
His areas of interest includes prefab and modular substations, mobile substations, conventional grid connection substations for various applications and segments across different geographies.
He based out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sr. Technical Leader, UAE R&D PDU IGES - Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Mr. Saroj has worked in the field of interconnected power systems for over 15 years. He has a strong background in power system consulting and electrical network reviews of industrial & utility systems. The main impact area are steady state & dynamic stability analysis of grid and grid integration studies which covers IPP’s, CGP’s & Renewable energy. He has performed overall network design reviews, controller interaction analysis, standard compliance check & several studies for industries and utilities in India, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, Egypt, Angola, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, West African pool, Turkey, and Morocco. He is currently working on research topics related to high IBR penetration in developing / Asian countries.
Vice President, Siemens Advanta Consulting
Dr. Stefan Kneip is a Vice President and Partner at Siemens Advanta Consulting. In his role for New Energy Technologies, he is a passionate strategist and organizational developer, with more than a dozen years of experience in strategy and management consulting. He is leveraging his strong technology and R&D background in the energy and health sector in order to make real what matters. Stefan holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Imperial College London and a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
At present, Stefan is advising industries on key transformational topics in the energy space. A particular focus is the diverse challenges of the energy transition and pathways toward deep decarbonization. He helps clients address these challenges by leveraging Siemens’ deep domain knowledge and a broad technology stack, as well as a partner ecosystem around the world.
Senior Management Consultant, smart grids
Dr. Tugcan Sahin is a Senior Management Consultant with over 15 years of experience supporting utilities, municipalities, and regulators in business transformation and strategy development in the field of energy management, smart grid, digitalization, and e-Mobility.
Dr. Sahin holds a PhD degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Economics, Electrical Engineering and Business) from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He holds an executive MBA from the Technical University of Munich, in corporation with the University of Tsinghua, Beijing, China, and the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. In addition, Dr. Sahin holds a PMP designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Network Operation Application Support Section Head Load Dispatch Center (LDC)