Expert in Desalination (SWRO, MSF, MED), Power Plant Engineering
Expert ID: 739053 France
Accomplishments as Engineering and Project Manager include the successful completion of several international EPC projects in the Desalination and Power areas. Expert has covered senior roles in major EPC firms (including Alstom Power - now merged into GE Power - and Bilfinger Deutsche Babcock) and, more recently, in the international consultancy group Mott MacDonald.
The experience includes the development of innovative products in the desalination field.
Retired since August 2022, Expert presently provides consultancy services as self-employed.
|Year: 1982||Degree: MSc||Subject: Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to Turbo-Machinery||Institution: University of Genoa, Italy|
|Years: 2017 to 2022||Employer: Mott MacDonald Italy||Title: Technical Principal||Department: Genoa|
Responsibilities:Direction of multi-disciplinary engineering services for large EPC projects in power and desalination.
Independent Expert on behalf of Developers / Authorities for major international seawater desalination projects.
|Years: 2014 to 2017||Employer: Bilfinger Deutsche Babcock Emirates .||Title: Desalination Director||Department: Abu Dhabi|
Responsibilities:Direction of engineering and construction works for seawater desalination plants.
Project Director for rehabilitation and upgrade of MSF desalination units.
|Years: 2011 to 2013||Employer: Alstom Power Systems (now merged into GE Power)||Title: Engineering Director||Department: Steam Power Plants, Belfort, France|
Responsibilities:Start-up and organization of the French execution center of the Renewable Steam Plant business.
Direction of engineering activities for a CSP project.
|Years: 2009 to 2011||Employer: Alstom Power Systems (now merged into GE Power)||Title: Programme Manager||Department: Steam Power Plants, Belfort, France|
Responsibilities:Definition, budgeting, launch and management of three R&D programmes for Concentrated Solar Power and Integrated Power-Desalination plants.
|Years: 2006 to 2009||Employer: Alstom Power Systems (now merged into GE Power)||Title: Desalination Manager||Department: Belfort, France|
Responsibilities:Integration between power and desalination systems in Independent Water and Power (IWPP) Projects, during tender and execution stages.
|Years: 1997 to 2006||Employer: ASTER Associate Termoimpianti SpA (Italy)||Title: Head of the Desalination Unit||Department: Desalination|
Responsibilities:Direction of design, engineering and project management for the EPC supply of thermal desalination plants.
|Years: 1990 to 1997||Employer: SOWIT SpA (Italy)||Title: Engineering Manager||Department: Desalination|
Responsibilities:Responsible for design, engineering and commissioning of thermal desalination plants.
|Years: 1987 to 1990||Employer: Ansaldo SpA||Title: Senior Process Engineer||Department: Headquarters, Genoa|
Responsibilities:Process development of Combined Cycle Power Plants.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1982 to 2006||Country / Region: Italy||Summary: Born and graduated in Italy, Expert worked in this country in the first period of his career, gaining experience as Process Engineer, Engineering Manager and Head of the Desalination Unit for major EPC contractors in power and desalination industries.|
|Years: 2006 to 2013||Country / Region: France||Summary: Expert worked in France for Alstom Power (now merged into GE Power) from 2006 to 2013. The positions have been Desalination Manger, Programme Manager and Engineering Director.|
|Years: 2014 to 2017||Country / Region: United Arab Emirates||Summary: Worked for Bilfinger Deutsche Babcock in Abu Dhabi as Desalination Director.|
|Years: 2017 to 2022||Country / Region: Italy||Summary: Return to Italy in the role of Technical Principal in the Genoa office of the multinational consulting group Mott MacDonald.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
Patents: 1 (co-inventor)
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Appointed "Independent Expert" for plant inspection and performance test witnessing on the Agadir-Chtouka Seawater Reverse Osmosis desalination plant to certify construction completion and compliance with performance guarantees.|
|Vendor selection for major plant equipment and construction works is a typical task in EPC business.|
Fields of Expertise
desalination, desalination plant, desalination pumping equipment, thermal desalination, seawater desalination, condensing heat exchanger, energy-efficient waste heat recovery system, Multi-Stage Flash, Multi Effect Distiller, concentrated solar power, forward osmosis, seawater reverse osmosis, vacuum system, Power Plant Engineering