Realizing Large Engineering, Procurement and Construction Projects

The Student Chapters of SPE/AAPG cordially invites you to the following event:

Realizing Large Engineering, Procurement and Construction Projects

Abstract

The talk will give a brief overview for a large EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management) project with particular emphasis on the Mega Project, namely, the Kusile Power Station which consists of a 6 pack (6 x 4,800MW) Coal Fired train located in South Africa. In the context of the project, we will describe some of the plant equipment, manufacturing, contract requirements, lessons learned, claims, integration of client needs, personnel training, interaction with internal and external clients and engineering. Due to the time constraints of the talk, the preceding topics will just be touched upon. The main focus of the presentation will be to highlight some of the challenges that such mega projects pose, the function they serve and foremost the benefits that accompany their construction and operation.

Speaker’s bio:

Mr. Chris Sofokleous completed his Associate Degree from Intercollege as well as from the University of Indianapolis, in Business, before transferring to the State of Illinois, USA. There he completed his BSc in Business (Operations Management specialization) and proceeded to complete his MSc as an Industrial Engineer. Chris completed a thesis on the implementation of Lean Manufacturing Methodologies on the largest Pineapple producer/packager/distributor in Peru. Chris started working at an Aluminum Manufacturer as a Process Improvement Engineer, and later started working for a subsidiary of Toyota (sun roofs, and door panels). Chris moved to Overland Park Kansas in 2007, where he started working for Black & Veatch in the Energy sector in their Procurement Department. After 12 years in the Energy group working on multiple projects, and of note, the Kusile Power Station located in South Africa where he served 5.5 years as the Expediting Manager leading a team of 25 expeditors that monitored the manufacturing supply chain, Chris has recently transferred to the Procurement team in Oil and Gas as of February 2018.

The talk will be delivered in English and is open to the public. Please save the date:

Date: 27 Sept., 2018; Venue/Time: RTB-102, 16:30-17:30


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