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.
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
Eng. AI-Faraj was born in 1978 in RasTanura, Saudi Arabia. He achieved his BS degree in Electrical Engineering, as a Power Systems 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 working at Saudi Aramco. It is worth mentioning that Eng. Al-Faraj was deeply involved in engineering research during his study at KFUPM and he is a coauthor of several international research papers (all in transmission planning). In addition to that, he is a recipient of different innovation and excellence awards.
Area Sales Manager - OMICRON Electronics MEA
Abdulla Hakeem is the Area Sales Manager for Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and some other countries. Abdulla graduated from Napeir University in Edinburgh Scotland with an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree with more than 15 years of experience in different fields.
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.
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.
General Manager Strategy and Energy Transition - Shell Oman Marketing Company
Burair I Al Lawati is an executive leader with over 12 years of experience gained in multinational organizations. Burair is currently the GM - Strategy & Energy Transition and a member of the Exectuitve Management Team at Shell Oman Marketing Company SAOG (SOM). Burair is also a Media Spokesperson for SOM.
Burair joined Shell in 2013 as part of the HR & Services team, where he dealt with employee relations, administration and real estate. Later in the same year, he moved to External Affairs (now known as Corporate Relations) where he supported SOM in various roles and capacities which varied from managing Corporate Communications, External/Government/Investor/Media Relations, Social Investment, In-Country Value all the way to leading Marketing, Business Development and Reputation & Crisis Management.
During his tenure in Shell, Burair has been key in reinforcing SOM’s reputation, license to operate, and transforming its corporate communications. Burair has been influential in shaping the Oman Shell Energy Transition Framework, as a member in the Energy Transition Committee in Oman Shell. He has been instrumental in developing the downstream Energy Transition narrative in SOM and driving Powering Progress agenda in SOM. Burair led efforts and strategies for early introduction of energy transition related projects such as Shell Eco-marathon, Shell Ideas360, Solar into Stations, Vapor Recovery System and others. Burair is credited with leading the efforts in the introduction of social and digital media strategies and practices in SOM while developing skills and capabilities of marketing and communications focal points.
Prior to joining Shell, with a burning passion for charitable work backed by his academic qualifications in Health Science, Burair worked as an Early Intervention Specialist in the Oman Early Intervention Association and other early intervention and rehabilitation charity centers in New Zealand.
Burair Al Lawati holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and a Post Grad Diploma in Health Science (Majoring in Early Intervention) from Canterbury University in New Zealand. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, reading about economics and modern history, and developed a passion for horology.
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.
Regional application specialist-Instrument Transformer OMICRON Electronics MEA
Anas Abdulkhader is a Senior Electrical Engineer with 9+ years of experience in testing and analysis of power system primary assets. He is presently associated with OMICRON electronics MEA as a Regional Application Specialist and Regional Technical Support Coordinator. He also contributes to developing digital transformation software for automatic testing and data analysis. Previously worked in HYOSUNG as a field service engineer and supervised installing and commissioning of GIS and Transformers. He holds a BTech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from TIST at Cochin University in 2013. He is a member of GCC CIGRE and presented several technical papers at international conferences.
Regional application specialist-Partial Discharge OMICRON Electronics MEA
Rustan Villanueva is a highly experienced professional with 15 years of expertise in the field of high voltage testing and commissioning all over GCC countries. He is currently works as a Regional Application Specialist for Partial Discharge application at Omicron Electronics since 2020 and responsible for delivering device demonstration, trainings and technical support for PD measurement and monitoring.
Prior to joining Omicron Electronics, Rustan was the team leader for the Partial Discharge team on CEPCO for 13 years. During his tenure, he demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and technical expertise, which led to the success of several high-profile projects. Rustan also served as a senior Testing and Commissioning engineer for high voltage cables and GIS, where he played a critical role in ensuring the safe and reliable operation of high voltage equipment.
He has a deep understanding of the industry's best practices and is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest technological advancements.
He holds BSc. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Saint Louis University in Baguio City, Philippines in 2006 and currently resides in Bahrain.
Regional Application Specialist-Protection OMICRON Electronics MEA
During his career, he has spent around 12 years in the GCC, with over 20 years of experience.
He has worked for OMICRON since July 2015 and provides technical and application support for primary and secondary testing and diagnostic substation equipment.
Besides conducting theoretical and practical training courses, he also provides technical support to customers. In addition, he develops application notes and technical papers for a variety of applications.
He is a very experienced engineer in the industry. He has already worked for various companies in Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and now in Bahrain for OMICRON. He finished his BSC degree in Electrical Engineering in 2002 and completed his postgraduate studies (Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering) in 2007.
Regional Application Specialist-PUC OMICRON Electronics MEA
Arulraj Irudayasamy studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Saveetha Engineering College in Chennai-India in 2014 and has more than 8 years of experience in Substation Automation.
He started at GK Power as Relay Service Engineer for MiCOM Numerical Protection and Control IEDs. He also worked as a Substation Automation System (SAS) Engineer for many projects for ALSTOM and Schneider Electric in India until 2018.
Afterwards, he moved to ABB (Hitachi Energy) Global R&D team as a Verification and Validation Engineer for Bay Level Products from 2018 until 2020.
Currently Eng. Arul holds the position Application Engineer for PUC in OMICRON Middle East and Africa Region. He is responsible for IEC 61850 application testing and cybersecurity solutions in the region.
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).
Supervisor Engineer In Winding Department
Mohammed Al Kaabi Attended his degree in Process Operating and Maintenance engineering in Caledonia College of Engineering in Glasgow.
As a key asset to the Voltamp Family, Mohammed currently functions as a Supervisor engineer in Winding Department.
During his tenure, Mohammed never stopped learning and striving for development, with that he has successfully completed Course Work Electrical with SMU University in South Korea and other Courses Training for skills and internship with AIESEC organization in China.