Commissioning Team
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Name: Brad L. Ricks

Current Title: Chairman of the Board

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

400 km of 20 inch pipeline Fe concentrate

SAMARCO, Brasil

2003

Lead Startup Engr.

108 km of 2x6 inch and 1x5 inch pipeline Cu concentrate

Freport Mine, Indonesia

2004

Lead Startup Engr.

165 km of 9 inch pipeline Cu concentrate

Minera Escondida, Chile

1999

Lead Startup Engr.

317 km of 7 inch pipeline Cu concentrate

Alumbrera, Argentina

1999

Lead Startup Engr.

120 km of 8 inch pipeline Cu concentrate

Minera Los Pelambres, Chile

1998

Lead Startup Engr.

103 km of 10 inch pipeline Fe concentrate

Taiyuan Iron and Steel Group Co., China

1998

Lead Startup Engr.

317 km of 7 inch pipeline Cu concentrate

Alumbrera, Argentina

1997

Lead Startup Engr.

48 km of 8 inch pipeline Phosphate

Wengfu Group, China

1996

Lead Startup Engr.

165 km of 9 inch pipeline Cu concentrate

Minera Escondida, Chile

1995

Lead Startup Engr.

150 km of 8 inch pipeline Phosphate

J R Simplot, USA

1990

Lead Startup Engr.

400 km of 14 inch pipeline Fe concentrate

GAN, Mexico

1981

Lead Startup Engr.

25 km of 10 inch pipeline Fe concentrate

HIPASAM, Argentina

1977

Lead Startup Engr.

400 km of 20 inch pipeline Fe concentrate

SAMARCO, Brasil

1976

Lead Startup Engr.

22 km of 10 inch pipeline Fe concentrate

SICARTSA

1975

Lead Startup Engr.

400 km of 20 inch pipeline Coal

Southern Pacific Railroad

1970

Lead Startup Engr.

 

NAME: Dr. George Shou, P.E.

CURRENT TITLE: Chief Engineer

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

46 km Phosphate slurry Pipeline, 1 pump station, 1 choke station

Wengfu, China

2013

Lead Startup Engr.

135 km Nickel Laterite slurry Pipeline, 1 pump station, 1 choke station

Ramu NiCo, PNG

2012

Lead Startup Engr.

140,000 t/d paste tailings pipeline, 2 Thickeners, 2 pump stations

OT, Mongolia

2012

Consultant

40,000 t/d paste tailings pipeline, 2 Thickeners, 1 pump station

Wushan, China

2010

Chief startup engineer

46 km Acid Water Pipeline, 1 pump station

Wengfu, China

2006

Lead Startup Engr.

301 km Copper/Zinc Concentrate Pipeline, 1 pump station with 4 intermediate valve/choke stations.

Minera Antamina

1999

Chief Process Engr.

209 km Copper Concentrate Pipeline, 1 pump station with 4, intermediate valve/choke stations.

Minera Collahuasi

1998

Startup Engr.

 

Name: Roy G. Betinol, P.E., M30166 California, USA

Current Title: General Manager of BRASS Chile S.A.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

160 km Copper Concentrate Rehabilitated 9" Pipeline, for incorporation of CCP, 3.5 valve stations.

Minera Escondida

2012

Lead Startup Engr.

195 km - 8" Copper Concentrate Pipeline, with 4 intermediate valve stations

Minera Collahuasi

2008

Lead Startup Engr.

120 km Iron Concentrate Pipeline, with 1 intermediate valve station

Minera Pacifico

2007

Lead Startup Engr.

201 km Copper Concentrate Rehabilitated 7"-8" Pipeline, with 4 intermediate valve stations.

Minera Collahuasi

2003

Lead Startup Engr.

160 km Copper Concentrate Rehabilitated 6”-7” Pipeline, with 3 intermediate valve stations.

Minera Escondida

2002

Lead Startup Engr.

120 km Copper Concentrate Pipeline, 1 pump station and 1 intermediate valve station.

Minera Pelambres

1999

Lead Startup Engr.

209 km Copper Concentrate Pipeline, 1 pump station with 4 intermediate valve stations.

Minera Collahuasi

1998

Lead Startup Engr.

315 km Copper Concentrate Pipeline with 3 pump stations in series.

Minera Alumbrera

1997

Shift Startup Engr.

 

Name: Luis Navarro

Current Title: Process Manager

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

120 km Iron Concentrate Pipeline, with 1 intermediate valve station

MHA CAP-Mineria

2007

Senior Startup Engr (Partial).

160 km Copper Concentrate Rehabilitated 6"-7" Pipeline, with 3 intermediate valve stations.

Minera Escondida

2002

Shift Startup Engr.

10 km (24"pipeline replaced) Slurry transport System (STP).

Cía. Disputada de Las Condes

2001

Senior Startup Engr

2,2 km Copper tailings Pipeline (PHI), 1Pump station (7 serial centrifugal pumps)

Minera Disputada de las Condes

2001

Shift Startup Engr.

120 km Copper Concentrate Pipeline, 1 pump station and 1 intermediate valve station.

Minera Pelambres

1999

Lead Startup Engr.

317 km Copper and Zinc concentrate pipeline, 1 pump station

Minera Antamina

1999

Senior Startup Engr. (Partial)

209 km Copper Concentrate Pipeline, 1 pump station with 4 intermediate valve stations.

Minera Collahuasi

1998

Senior Startup Engr.

315 km Copper Concentrate Pipeline with 3 pump stations in series.

Minera Alumbrera

1997

Shift Startup Engr.

88 km copper tailings launder system.

Codelco, Andina

1999

Senior Startup Engr.

Sand & tailings Pumping system (PD pump) - Ovejería Tailings Dum

Codelco, Andina

1999

Senior Startup Engr

50 km Copper tailings, STR system (gravity pipe)

Cía. Disputada de Las Condes

1994

Shift Startup Engr.

 

Name: José Díaz

Current Title: Implementation & Support Manager

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

246 km Bauxita Paragominas Pipeline. For incorporation New PS2 pump station.

Hydro do Brasil

2013

Leader Startup

160 km Copper Concentrate Rehabilitated 9” Pipeline, for incorporation of CCP, 3.5 valve stations.

Minera Escondida

2012

Shift Leader Start up

315 km Minera Alumbrera copper concentrate pipeline - Nueva cañería salida de mineroducto - 4 km

Minera Alumbrera

2007

Pipeline Superintendent

315 km Minera Alumbrera copper concentrate pipeline- Nueva cañería entre estaciones PS2 y PS3 - 11 km

Minera Alumbrera

2005

Pipeline Superintendent

 

 

NAME: Patricio Matamala

CURRENT TITLE: Implementation & Support Lead Engineer

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

Geho Pump incorporation to the Tailing Transport System.

Suyamarca, Perú

2013

Shift Leader Start up

160 km Copper Concentrate Rehabilitated 9" Pipeline, for incorporation of CCP, 3.5 valve stations.

Minera Escondida

2012

Shift Leader Start up

160 km Copper Concentrate Rehabilitated 6/7" Pipeline, for incorporation of CCP, 3.5 valve stations.

Minera Escondida

2012

Shift Leader Start up

7 km Gold and Silver Rehabilitated 8" Pipeline

Suyamarca, Perú

2012

Shift Leader Start up

New valves/chokes station Roca Roja, 6/7" Copper Concentrate Pipeline

Minera Escondida

2010

Process Engineer

New valves/chokes station Roca Roja, 9" Copper Concentrate Pipeline

Minera Escondida

2010

Process Engineer

 

 

NAME: Cristina Alfaro

CURRENT TITLE: Hydraulic Engineer

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

New valves/chokes station VS3.5 A Copper Concentrate Pipeline 9”

Minera Escondida

2012

Hydraulic Startup Engineer. / Lab Testing Engineer

New valves/chokes station VS3.5 B Copper Concentrate Pipeline 6”/7”

Minera Escondida

2012

Hydraulic Startup Engineer. / Lab Testing Engineer

200 km 8” Copper Concentrate Pipeline with 3 intermediate valves stations

CMDIC

2008

Hydraulic Startup Engineer.

120 km 10” Iron Concentrate Pipeline with 1 intermediate valve station

MHA CAP-Mineria

2008

Hydraulic Startup Engineer / Lab Testing Engineer

 

NAME: Claudio Gutierrez R.

CURRENT TITLE: Development Engineer.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

Leak detector system training

Minera Los Pelambres

2013

Instructor

Acid Cleaning

Minera Los Pelambres

2013

Project Engineer.

Leak detector system training

SAMARCO

2013

Instructor

Installation and startup for leak detector system

SAMARCO

2012

Lead Project Engineer

Hydraulic test for water

Minera Los Pelambres

2011

Lead Project Engineer

Hydraulic test for water

Minera Los Pelambres

2010

Lead Project Engineer

Installation and startup for leak detector system

Minera Los Pelambres

2010

Lead Project Engineer

 

 

NAME: Jorge Castro

CURRENT TITLE: Mechanical Engineer

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

Valves Inspection for ECT Project, Copper Concentrate 9” Pipeline with 3 intermediate valve stations.

Minera Escondida

2013

Piping Field Engineer

Supports Inspection for ECT Project, 3.5 valve station of CCP Project

Minera Escondida

2013

Piping Field Engineer

 

 

NAME: Héctor Oberg

CURRENT TITLE: Hydraulic Engineer

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

120 km Copper Concentrate Pipeline, 1 pump station and 1 intermediate valve station.

Minera Pelambres

2013

Shift Engr. Acidic Cleaning

120 km Copper Concentrate Pipeline, 1 pump station and 1 intermediate valve station.

Minera Pelambres

2013

Shift Engr. Pill Test (Integrity)

160 km Copper Concentrate Rehabilitated 9” Pipeline, for incorporation of CCP, 3.5 valve stations.

Minera Escondida

2012

Shift Startup Engr.

160 km Copper Concentrate Rehabilitated 6”-7” Pipeline, for incorporation of CCP, 3.5 valve stations.

Minera Escondida

2012

Shift Startup Engr.

120 km Iron Concentrate Pipeline, with 1 intermediate valve station

MHA CAP-Mineria

2012

Shift Engr. Model Calibration

 

 

NAME: Hector Martinez

CURRENT TITLE: Mechanical Engineer

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

Post Earthquake Piping and Support Inspection and Field Engineering

Bocamina Power Plant. Endesa, Coronel, Chile.

2010

Piping Field Engineer

Post Earthquake Piping and Support Inspection and Field Engineering

Petropower Power Plant. Foster Wheeler, Talcahuano, Chile.

2010

Piping Field Engineer

 

 

NAME: Tim Chai

CURRENT TITLE: Chief Controls Engineer

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

46 km Phosphate slurry Pipeline, 1 pump station, 1 choke station

Wengfu, China

2013

Startup Engr.

36 km Iron tailing slurry Pipeline, 1 pump station

Meishan, China

2013

Chief startup engr.

135 km Nickel Laterite slurry Pipeline, 1 pump station, 1 choke station

Ramu NiCo, PNG

2012

Startup Engr.

140,000 t/d paste tailings pipeline, 2 Thickeners, 2 pump stations

OT, Mongolia

2012

Consultant

40,000 t/d paste tailings pipeline, 2 Thickeners, 1 pump station

Wushan, China

2010

Startup engineer

46 km Acid Water Pipeline, 1 pump station

Wengfu, China

2006

Controls Engr.

 

NAME: William Wang

CURRENT TITLE: Process Controls Engineer

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

CLIENT

STARTUP YEAR

RESPONSIBILITY

46 km Phosphate slurry Pipeline, 1 pump station, 1 choke station

Wengfu, China

2013

Startup Engr.

36 km Iron tailing slurry Pipeline, 1 pump station

Meishan, China

2013

Startup engr.

135 km Nickel Laterite slurry Pipeline, 1 pump station, 1 choke station

Ramu NiCo, PNG

2012

Startup Engr.

140,000 t/d paste tailings pipeline, 2 Thickeners, 2 pump stations

OT, Mongolia

2012

Consultant

40,000 t/d paste tailings pipeline, 2 Thickeners, 1 pump station

Wushan, China

2010

Startup engineer

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