Chairman’s introduction to the MENA built & planned energy marketplace

Fabrice Abalain, Regional Analyst - Middle East & North Africa, Energy Industries Council UK Middle East


Operation and maintenance challenges and Sharjah’s power generation vision power generation vision

Eng. Doreb Abrahim, Technical Advisor to the CEO, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) (UAE)


Power generation in Saudi Arabia present state, challenges and the future

  • Power generation today in Saudi Arabia
  • Challenges facing the industry (operations & maintenance cost)
  • Future trends to have sustainable power supply to residential and industrial load
  • Saudi Arabia vision for 2030 and beyond and its impact of O&M

Eng. Ali Al Barrak, former President & CEO, Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) (KSA)


Digital retrofits for improved power plant efficiencies

  • Assuring measurable value from digitalization
  • Which elements of a plant to incorporate & when
  • Selling your digital investment to stakeholders

Pete Davies, Head of Digital Engineering, Uniper (Germany)




Trends in the diesel generator market in the Middle East in 2018 and forecasts for 2019

  • Popular generator styles in the UAE, Saudi Arabia & in neighbouring countries 
  • Forecasting demand for diesel generators for 2019 and beyond
  • How Middle East trends compare to other global generator markets 

Romain Mocaer, Director, PowerGen Statistics (France)


Redefining power plant performance with air-cooled condensers cloud-based analytics

  • Changing power markets and the impact on thermal power plants 
  • Air Cooled Condenser effect on steam cycle efficiency and net electrical output
  • How to leverage IoT in an industrial environment
  • Machine Learning models for inferring asset life and optimizing power plant assets
  • Creating profitability through new levels of reliability

Frédéric Anthone, Aftermarket Manager, SPX Dry Cooling (Belgium)


Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) case study at Egypt’s East Delta Electricity Production Co.

  • Transitioning from project phase to operational, commercial phase 
  • Achieving zero defects, breakdowns, accidents & waste
  • Operation Environment with standards & systems for efficient workflow
  • Using dashboards and balance score cards for identifying risks & comparing efficiencies

Ahmed Ali Mohamed Ali, Manager - El Ain El Sokhna Supercritical Technical Affairs, East Delta Electricity Production Co (Egypt) 


De-mystifying AI (artificial intelligence) for power generation

  • How power plant software enabled with AI helps make sense of the data
  • What to expect from artificial intelligence
  • Understanding the benefits of the next generation of industrial software for improved maintenance workflow, and data driven insights for EAFs, EUOFs, and other factors

Sonny Garg, Energy Solutions Lead, Uptake (US)




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Lebanon case study: Forecasting LCOE among technologies used at Lebanon power plants 

  • Identifying the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) for solar, thermal, other systems
  • How maintenance, fuel costs, & carbon emissions will affect costs until 2030
  • Investments that can alter the LCOE for power generation

Eng. Nour Wehbe, Economist Engineer & Lecturer, University of Montpellier (France) 


New research on preventive maintenance for internal combustion engines using AI & big data

  • Data analysis of sound, vibration, exhaust gas & signals from the ECU
  • Roles artificial intelligence can make in preventive maintenance
  • How the research is progressing & with what aim
  • Creating quality data & analysing it effectively

Clemens Ortgies, President, European Engine Remanufacturing Association (FIRM)(Belgium)


Sensor technology, practice & integrated models to safeguard power plant workforces

  • Principles of future integrated & functional safety systems 
  • Sensor principles when designing for safety 
  • Standardization of safety procedures
  • Identifying strategies to minimizing loss of human, physical & fiscal resources due to preventable accidents

Mahmoud Zeineddine, Co-Founder & Manager, Organization for Safety & Sustainability (OSAS) (Lebanon)




Assuring long product life & forecasting long-term operating costs accurately

  • Quantifying maintenance costs with associated saved costs
  • Importance of fitting genuine parts
  • How to assess an operation’s long-term operating costs

Steve Lorimer, Aftermarket Manager, FG Wilson (UK)


Retrofitting solar PV to existing onsite power generation using diesel generator sets 

  • Implementing hybrid renewable energy micro grids- Improving power generation capacity
  • Integrating energy storage for lower costing energy
  • Capacity improvements inherent with dispatchable power generation
  • Maintaining a hybrid system effectively
  • Reducing CO2 emissions

Carlos D. Reviero, Business Development Manager - Renewable Energy, ComAp a.s. (Czech Republic)




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