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Expert in Desalination (SWRO, MSF, MED), Power Plant Engineering

Expert ID: 739053 France

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Senior professional with 30+ years’ experience in design, engineering direction and EPC project management for desalination and power plants. Strong technical background as a designer in thermal / membrane seawater desalination (Multi-Stage Flash, Multi-Effect Distillation and Seawater Reverse Osmosis technologies).

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 Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: MSc Subject: Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to Turbo-Machinery Institution: University of Genoa, Italy

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to 2022 Employer: Mott MacDonald Italy Title: Technical Principal Department: Genoa
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 Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2017 Employer: Bilfinger Deutsche Babcock Emirates . Title: Desalination Director Department: Abu Dhabi
Direction of engineering and construction works for seawater desalination plants.
Project Director for rehabilitation and upgrade of MSF desalination units.
Business development.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: Alstom Power Systems (now merged into GE Power) Title: Engineering Director Department: Steam Power Plants, Belfort, France
Start-up and organization of the French execution center of the Renewable Steam Plant business.
Direction of engineering activities for a CSP project.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: Alstom Power Systems (now merged into GE Power) Title: Programme Manager Department: Steam Power Plants, Belfort, France
Definition, budgeting, launch and management of three R&D programmes for Concentrated Solar Power and Integrated Power-Desalination plants.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: Alstom Power Systems (now merged into GE Power) Title: Desalination Manager Department: Belfort, France
Integration between power and desalination systems in Independent Water and Power (IWPP) Projects, during tender and execution stages.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 2006 Employer: ASTER Associate Termoimpianti SpA (Italy) Title: Head of the Desalination Unit Department: Desalination
Direction of design, engineering and project management for the EPC supply of thermal desalination plants.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1997 Employer: SOWIT SpA (Italy) Title: Engineering Manager Department: Desalination
Responsible for design, engineering and commissioning of thermal desalination plants.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: Ansaldo SpA Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Headquarters, Genoa
Process development of Combined Cycle Power Plants.

International Experience

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.

Career Accomplishments

Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 6

Patents: 1 (co-inventor)

Additional Experience

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
Vendor selection for major plant equipment and construction works is a typical task in EPC business.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian Native
English Fluent
French Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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