Project management experience in gas to power, power transmission & generation, and oil & gas projects. Richard as a consultant for Eskom 2008 to 2013 assisted in developing Eskom fuels and heavy equipment logistics, power transmission build, and OCGT diesel to gas conversion, and green field gas to power projects. Richard has 25 years power industry experience in RSA, Africa, New Zealand, China, Australia, and Malaysia on oil & gas, rail & port, water, power generation and power transmission projects. This includes facilitating a highly successful Swichtec China Power Systems JV Project with good China-NZ partners that resulted in 30% P.R.C. market share and USD 50 million per annum sales within 2 years of set-up. He has also advised on solar power, biofuels, energy risk management, and financial institutions risk management. He has carried out energy research funding, oil &gas production & supply, power trading, trading risk management and back office reconciliation, chemical engineering, water management; and EPC management projects. Richard's experience includes covering 10 Gas Supply to Power projects from concept development to commissioning, starting in 1994 with Fletcher Challenge Energy Ltd (New Zealand's privatised State Oil Company) P.R.C. Hainan Island & Zhuhai gas supply terminals (now owned by FCL's China State- owned oil & gas JV partner - CNOOC).
MAJOR STRENGTHS INCLUDE:
• Project cost, time and quality controls • Feasibility study
• Strategic plans & business plans • Chemical engineering
• Financial & economic modelling • Risk management
• Power purchase and gas agreements • Project management
• EPC and Construction • Joint ventures and operations
• Valuation & due diligence • Commodity trading