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Name : W Foerg
Industry Type : Head of Engineering
City & State : Denver, CO
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Wolfgang M. Foerg, P.E., P.Eng



 


Overview


Mr. Foerg is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years’ experience in plant system design, control system design and selection, procurement, and installation and commissioning of vendor proprietary equipment.

His experience includes assignments as head of engineering, engineering department head, project engineer, project manager, technical specialist, lead engineer, resident engineer in vendor shops as well as experience in construction, module design, commissioning and startup of plants.

The types of plants include conveying and material handling systems, power generation, hydrogen plants, fertilizer plants, methanol plants, air separation plants, gas plants, MTBE plants, water and wastewater treatment facilities, phenol plants, polypropylene plants, crude oil treating facilities and crude oil pipelines, LNG/NGL liquefaction plants, and LNG receiving terminals.

Specific equipment experience includes gas & steam turbines, waste heat recovery systems, cryogenic expanders, centrifugal & reciprocating compressors, centrifugal & displacement pumps, polymer extruders, refrigeration systems, diesel engines, motors, generators, dryers, chemical injection systems, cooling towers, API & CPI separators, clarifiers, dissolved air flotation systems, reverse osmosis systems, ion exchange systems, boilers, loading arms and various types of other packaged equipment.

  • Largest group managed consisted of eighty (80) engineers.

  • Assignments include PDP, Pre-FEED, FEED and Detail Engineering, Site Construction, Startup, Commissioning along with resolution of start-up and commissioning problems

  • Experience in NGL fractionation and LNG projects

  • Experience in Fertilizer projects

  • Experience in Overland Conveyer and Material Handling projects

  • Experience with Sour Gas Projects

  • Experience with Modularization and Packaging of Equipment

  • Cold climate experience

  • Served as Project Engineer Manager for a technically challenging sour gas Demonstration Plant for a Major Oil Company.

  • Received two MVP awards for outstanding performance on projects.

  • Worked with equipment suppliers to specify, develop and apply prototype machinery to fulfill fist of a kind applications for unique process technologies

  • Managed multi-discipline and multi-location teams to execute large projects

  • Involved with Petroskills / J.M. Campbell as part time instructor for Mechanical Engineering courses pertaining to rotating machinery and machinery monitoring & problem analysis.


 

 

Experience TKIS



Vice President / Head of Engineering (Central Operations)



Responsible for management of the engineering departments assigned to Central Operations including: Engineering



Management, Civil/Structural, Electrical/Instrumentation Piping Plant Layout, at the tkIS Denver office with focus on



supporting fertilizer, PDH, chlorine, hydrogen and material handling projects. Assured corporate engineering licenses



are up to date, to allow the company to meet its business objectives. Developed, implemented and maintained



engineering quality control procedures and worked with the Quality Department to refine and amending the quality



assurance procedures. Conducted training seminars to reinforce knowledge of procedures and improve



interdisciplinary communication/coordination. Mentored and coached employees and selected training opportunities



to fill gaps in the in the Engineering Department Head staff. Oversaw work share coordination with other company



offices. Monitored engineering staffing requirements and assure project staffing requirements are met. Collaborated



with Project Management to select proper mix of in-house, contract, work-share and subcontract arrangement to



properly match project tasks with available skill sets. Collaborated with project controls to develop procedures for



EVM and participated in selecting EVM software. Screened, evaluated, selected and collaborated with procurement to



develop framework agreements with subcontract engineering firms for specially engineering tasks. Conducted



performance reviews of the Engineering Department Heads and coached them in conducting performance review of



their staff. Acted in a part time role as Project Manager for various FEL1/FEL2 projects and proposals including concept engineering and AACE Class 2 and 3 cost estimate. (11/2016 – Present)



 



Mechanical Engineering Manager



Responsible for management of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Chemical Process Technology Business unit at the tkIS Denver Office focused on supporting fertilizer, hydrogen, propylene dehydrogenation, chlorine and oleo-chemical projects.  Ensured projects are executed in compliance with project specifications, procedures, corporate quality control procedures and support HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) initiatives and company guidelines. Ensures all mechanical equipment applications, designs, specifications, vendor bids and vendor documentation satisfy project standards and applicable design standards / codes.  Coordinated with other engineering disciplines as necessary to meet project milestones and complete the project work.  Conducted employee performance reviews as well as training seminars.  Supported field construction activity with home office resources as required.  Provided technical assistance to projects and other project disciplines. 06/2014 – 11/2016)


 

Experience URS



Project Engineering Manager/Project Manager, Keyera Rimbey Turbo Expander Project: Rimbey, Alberta



Responsible for project engineering/management and inter-discipline coordination for the EP phase of the project.  The project was a 350 MMSCFD capacity Turbo Expander Plant utilizing a Randall NGL Max ™ process, including Inlet Metering, Inlet Filtration, Mol Sieve Dehydration, NGL Recovery Unit , Deethanizer,  Solar Titan 250 Gas Turbine Driven Residue Sales Gas Compressor, Compressor Train Accessories, Compressor Building,  Heat Recovery Steam Generator, Fuel Gas Conditioning, Hydro-Carbon Drain System, Cryogenic Flare, Analyzer Building, Sales Gas Metering, Ethane Product Compression, Ethane Metering, Ethane Pipeline, Power Distribution Center including MCC & DCS and Fire & Gas System, Transformers, Instrument and Utility Air System, Piperack Modules, New Propane Refrigeration Equipment and upgrade to Existing Propane Compressor (09/2012 – 05/2014)



 



Project Engineering Manager, Keyera Simonette Turbo Expander Project: Simonette, Alberta


Responsible for project engineering and inter-discipline coordination for the FEED phase and AACE Class 3 cost estimate of the project.  The projects a 400 MMSCFD capacity Turbo Expander Plant utilizing a Randal NGL-Max ™ process, including Inlet Metering, Inlet Filtration, Mol Sieve Dehydration, NGL Recovery Unit , Deethanizer,  Solar Titan 130 Gas Turbine Driven Residue Sales Gas Compressor, Compressor Train Accessories, Compressor Building,  Heat Recovery Hot Oil System, Fuel Gas Conditioning, Hydro-Carbon Drain System, Cryogenic Flare, Analyzer Building, Sales Gas Metering, NGL Metering, Power Distribution Center including MCC & DCS and Fire & Gas System, Transformers, Instrument and Utility Air System, (02/2012 – 09/2012)

 



Project Engineering Manager, Keyera Rimbey Turbo Expander Project: Rimbey, Alberta


Responsible for project engineering and inter-discipline coordination for the FEED phase and AACE Class 3 cost estimate of the project.  The project is a 350 MMSCFD capacity Turbo Expander Plant utilizing a Randall NGL Max ™ process, including Inlet Metering, Inlet Filtration, Mol Sieve Dehydration, NGL Recovery Unit , Deethanizer,  Solar Titan 250 Gas Turbine Driven Residue Sales Gas Compressor, Compressor Train Accessories, Compressor Building,  Heat Recovery Steam Generator, Fuel Gas Conditioning, Hydro-Carbon Drain System, Cryogenic Flare, Analyzer Building, Sales Gas Metering, Ethane Product Compression, Ethane Metering, Ethane Pipeline, Power Distribution Center including MCC & DCS and Fire & Gas System, Transformers, Instrument and Utility Air System, New Propane Refrigeration Equipment and upgrade to Existing Propane Compressor (07/2011 – 02/2012)

Project Engineering Manager, ExxonMobil/TransCanada, Alaska Pipeline Project – Gas Treatment Plant: North Slope, Alaska


Responsible for project engineering support and inter-discipline coordination for several project sub tasks including: plot plan development, 3-D modeling, modularization, module configuration, sizing and layout, module weight basis, module list, and optimization of bulk loading and storage for the Pre-FEED portion of the project. (10/2010 – 06/2011)

Project Engineering Manager, ExxonMobil, Controlled Freeze Zone™ Commercial Demonstration Plant FEED and EPC projects: Shute Creek, Wyoming


Responsible for project engineering and inter-discipline coordination for the CFZ™ project for both the FEED and EPC phases. Responsible for coordination of FEED for this new process technology including:

Selection of specialized equipment and instrumentation for challenging process applications

Planning for “Brown Field” construction interfaces

Design for large range of feed gas compositions

Coordination of various optimization and feasibility studies

Long lead equipment procurement

Gate 3 FEED package, estimate, and schedule

Responsible for coordination of engineering during the EPC phase including:

Inter-discipline coordination of seven (7) engineering disciplines with a staff of forty (40) engineers

Responsible for engineering schedule, work-hour budgets, weekly and monthly reporting, and development of change notices for technical scope changes.

Coordination of detailed module layout, planning & design

Coordination of heavy haul transport contract (heavies load 335,000 lbs 120’ L x 18’W x 12’H)

Responsible for turnover of final documentation to client.

(01/2007 – 09/2010)

Principal Machinery Engineer, Various Clients, Various Projects: Various Locations


Responsible for overseeing the technical work with respect to machinery and rotating equipment for the Industrial/Process Business Group focused on gas storage and gas processing projects.. Conducted a life cycle cost evaluation of various compressor train configurations and driver studies and investigated various options for starting of the compressor trains. Trained and mentored new-hires and college graduates as machinery engineers. Coordinated technical training program with respect to machinery and rotating equipment. Prepared specifications, data sheets, and requisitions for compression trains and other complex rotating equipment. Supported proposals and process studies with equipment selections, equipment budget pricing, and labor estimates. Developed more effective ways for completing data sheets and specifications for machinery and rotating equipment. Consulted Mechanical Engineering Group in difficult machinery and rotating equipment problems. Acted as Owners Engineer for a 12 MW Diesel Engine replacement project for Sierra Nevada Power in and environmentally sensitive area.  (02/2005 – 01/2007)

Experience KBR



KBR, Houston, Texas (10/1991 – 02/2005)



Lead Machinery Engineer, Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas II LNG Project Proposal: Qatar


Responsible for leading and supervising the technical work of a team of  four engineers assigned as part of a Houston-based task force in support of a lump sum bid for the Qatargas II LNG project. The team was responsible for developing a sized equipment list to support Civil and Construction estimates, performing a FEED (Front End Engineering Design) endorsement for major equipment items, preparing formal inquiry requisitions for major equipment items, obtaining informal pricing for minor equipment, providing input for the preparation of the technical proposal and preparing a work-hour estimate for the EPC work. Additionally the work also included preparation of a risk management plan for assuming control of the client’s purchase order for three GE Frame 9E driven refrigeration compressors. The other major equipment items included: 45 MW steam turbine generators, 260 ton/hr package boilers, centrifugal boil off gas and off gas compressors, a cryogenic nitrogen plant, marine loading arms, diesel engine driven generators, cryogenic, boiler feed water and API pumps, plant air compressors, and dryer packages. (03/04 – 02/05)

Lead Machinery Engineer, Various Clients, Various Domestic LNG Receiving Terminals and Studies for Next Generation LNG Liquefaction Plants: Various Locations


Responsible for supporting various domestic and international LNG FEED projects and studies. Responsibilities included preparing technical specifications and data sheets for the FEEDs and conducting research on the feasibility of advanced LNG refrigeration compressor lineups and gas turbine drivers to support 10MM ton LNG liquefaction plants. (07/2003 – 03/2004)

Resident Engineer, ExxonMobil, Esso Chad Development Project: Chad, Africa


Responsible for monitoring and expediting the manufacturing and packaging of 14 emulsion pump services at Flowserve’s factory in Brantford, Canada for the Esso Chad Development Project.

(12/2002 – 07/2003)

Lead Machinery Engineer, Hunt Oil, Peru LNG Liquefaction Plant FEED: Peru, South America


Responsible for leading and supervising the technical work of a team of 4 Engineers assigned as part of a Houston-based task force to develop a FEED package for the Camisea LNG Development Project.  The team was responsible for preparing technical specifications and data sheets all special and rotating process equipment. The major equipment items include: two GE Frame 7EA driven centrifugal refrigeration compressors, three GE Frame 5 gas turbine generators, centrifugal boil off gas compressor, cryogenic nitrogen plant, marine loading arms, reciprocating fuel gas compressors, diesel engine driven generators, centrifugal pumps, plant air compressor/dryer packages, desalination package and water treatment packages. (03/2002 – 11/2002)

Lead Machinery Engineer, Esso, Esso Chad Development Project: Chad & Cameron America


Responsible for leading and supervising the technical work of a team of 14 Engineers assigned as part of a Houston-based task force of the Esso Chad Development Project. The team was responsible for preparing technical specifications and requisitioning of all special and rotating process equipment.  The major equipment items included: four GE Frame 6 crude oil fired gas turbine generators, six diesel fired solar Taurus 70 driven main pipeline pumps, crude oil topping plants, reciprocating fuel gas compressors, crude oil treating system, electrostatic emulsion treaters, diesel engine driven generators, emulsion pumps, centrifugal pumps, plant air compressor/dryer packages and water treatment packages.

Pioneered new work processes maximizing the use of paperless information-flow utilizing new software tools including Documentum, AutoView and Adobe Acrobat, both internally and externally.

Negotiated strategic supplier partnerships with a major pump supplier, major mechanical seal supplier and electric motor supplier to achieve the project goal of standardizing equipment, in order to maximize spare parts interchangeability and minimize the number of field service contracts required to support long-term operation.

Developed work plans, work-hour estimates, equipment budgets, coordinated development of project equipment specifications and prepared team progress reports.

Developed equipment requisitioning schedule, planned staffing levels and allocated team resources accordingly.

Supervised and checked the work of the Engineers assigned to the team staff and assisted them in their duties as required.

Corresponded with client engineers, procurement manager, and project manager to address client- specific needs and resolve deviations from the project specifications and contract requirements.

Coordinated the technical aspects of the purchase order for the above referenced GE Frame 6 crude oil fired gas turbine generator units, including inspection and witness testing.

(06/2000 – 03/2002)

Lead Equipment Engineer, ExxonMobil, Baton Rouge Polypropylene Plant: Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Seconded to work as part of the Exxon Project Management Team and responsible for providing construction and installation support for over 350 pieces of rotating and fixed equipment in a grassroots polypropylene plant for Exxon Chemical in Baton Rouge. This equipment was comprised of rotating equipment including compressors, pumps and blowers; packaged equipment including extruders and a refrigeration system; fixed equipment such as vessels, bins and exchangers and solids handling equipment including feeders, blenders and dryers.

Led Project Machinery/Equipment Team that had responsibility for Q/C signoff on equipment installations.

Reviewed the contractors’ Q/C signoff documentation for all equipment installations to assure that all required steps are addressed in order to assure a quality equipment installation. 

Supervised development of equipment installation, grouting, alignment requirements and lubrication requirements

Monitored implementation of the contractor’s equipment protection plan.

Prepared and implemented equipment startup and commissioning procedures.

Conducted equipment operating training sessions for plant operations.

Allocated Project Machinery/Equipment Team resources to solve start-up problems.

(07/1999 – 06/2000)

Lead Machinery Engineer, ExxonMobil & Aristech Chemical, Baton Rouge Polypropylene & Haverhill Phenol Plants: Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Haverhill, Ohio


Responsible for leading and supervising the technical work of three Machinery Engineers on a Phenol Project for Aristech Chemical in Haverhill, Ohio and a Polypropylene Project for Exxon Chemical in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as carrying out some requisitioning duties on these projects.

Developed work-hour estimates, equipment budgets and project specifications.

Developed equipment requisitioning schedules based on vendor data and on-site required dates.

Supervised and checked the work of the Machinery Engineers assigned to the project staff and assisted them in their duties as required.

Coordinated the technical aspects of the purchase order for a Krupp Werner & Pleiderer ZSK-320 extruder for the polypropylene plant.

Requisitioned and coordinated the technical aspects of major purchase orders for a labyrinth piston-reciprocating compressor, a torus disc dryer and polypropylene granules agitator.

(07/1997 – 06/1999)

Equipment Engineer, ExxonMobil, BAPP Line 8 Polypropylene Plant: Baytown, Texas


Responsible for providing construction and installation support for over 350 pieces of rotating and fixed equipment in a grass roots polypropylene plant for Exxon Chemical in Baytown, Texas. This equipment was comprised of rotating equipment including compressors, pumps and blowers; packaged equipment including extruders and a refrigeration system; fixed equipment such as vessels, bins and exchangers and solids handling equipment including feeders, blenders and dryers.

Developed rotating equipment lubrication requirements and comprehensive equipment preventative maintenance plan and managed its implementation.

Developed installation, grouting and alignment requirements for special equipment items strategy and worked with vendor reps and client to resolve equipment installation problems.

Managed required equipment field modifications including design, fabrication and machining.

Lead efforts for chemical cleaning and flushing of lube oil and hydraulic systems including development of equipment specific procedures and contracting of outside chemical cleaning vendor.

Prepared quality assurance documents for acceptance of special equipment items.

Performed equipment punch outs.

Supported client start-up team with equipment start-up and commissioning.

Prepared "as built" equipment drawings for project mechanical catalog.

(03/1996 – 06/1997)

Machinery Engineer, ExxonMobil and Texaco, BAPP Line 8 Polypropylene and Texaco MTBE Plant: Baytown, Texas


Responsible for requisitioning of packaged equipment for a polypropylene plant, extensive revamp work in a major refinery's waste water treatment plant, as well as for two grass-roots MTBE plants. The equipment packages included dissolved air flotation units with geodesic dome roofs, a low temperature hydrogen recovery unit, complex vacuum systems, high pressure diaphragm compressors, jet pumps, chemical feed systems, centrifuges, hydraulic drive systems, vapor recovery blowers, scrubbers, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, API 617 compressors, a vertical labyrinth piston compressor and refrigeration systems.

Performed economic and process/mechanical feasibility and optimization studies.

Developed technical specifications for vendor contracts, defined vendor scope of supply and worked together with the procurement department on vendor selection and contract award.

Coordinated the packaged equipment design with in-house engineering and design groups to facilitate integration of the equipment packages into the overall plant design.

Presented package equipment scope and operating philosophy to client in review meetings.

Corresponded with client's engineering department and plant operations to accommodate special requirements and worked with the vendors to incorporate these into the packaged equipment design.

Reviewed and approved vendor data including general arrangement drawings, piping and equipment detail drawings, ASME section VIII pressure vessel calculations, testing and commissioning procedures, instrument logic and ladder diagrams, process flow diagrams and P&IDs to assure compliance with the purchase order requirements.

Prepared technical portions of bid issues of subcontract packages to facilitate construction subcontractor selection.

Prepared final subcontract package issues to facilitate equipment installation by the subcontractor.

Worked with client site personnel and construction manager to resolve equipment startup and commissioning problems.

(10/1991 – 02/1996)

Experience Lotepro



Lotepro Corporation, Valhalla, New York (10/88 – 07/91)



Machinery Engineer, Union Carbide, Liquid Carbonic Formosa Plastics, Various Projects: Various Locations


Responsible for the specification, evaluation and selection of rotating equipment. The equipment included centrifugal compressors, cryogenic expander compressors, centrifugal process pumps and rotary positive displacement compressors for application in air and gas separation plants as well as municipal wastewater treatment plants.  Performed preliminary equipment performance calculations. (Full time: 05/1991 – 07/1991 and 05/1990 – 08/1990; Part-time: 09/1990 – 05/1991)

Project Engineer, Union Carbide, Liquid Carbonic Formosa Plastics, Various Projects: Various Locations


Responsible for systems design and process equipment selection for various process units of an air separation plant and a hydrogen plant.  Developed P&I Drawings, sized and selected valves, control valves, flow meters, instruments, pipes and piping components. Performed pipe stress analysis. Performed process design of a flare stack and wrote technical specification for the purchase of the flare. Made hydraulic calculations. Translated technical documents from German to English. (1988-1990)

Professional Societies/Affiliations


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Languages


English, German

Software


Personal Use: MS Office, Navisworks, Aconex, Documentum, MS Teams

Project Use: Primavera, E3D, S3D, SPI, SPEL, SPID, TEKLA, Inventor, E-Plan, HYSIS, COMOS, ARES PRISM, MS Project,  Aspen Icarus Cost Estimator

Specialized Management Training


2019/Leading Project Teams – tkIS

2019/Communicating for Leadership Success – tkIS

2019/Driving Change - tkIS

2016/Senior Management Talent Program – tkIS

2012/Project Management Accelerator Series Training – URS

2010/Leadership Project - URS

2002/Project Execution Training – KBR

Publications


Co-authored a paper for the 8th International Conference on Pressure Surges, The Hague, The Netherlands, April 2000: “Analysis, Design and Application of Acoustically Tuned stub-Pipe Resonator for Elimination of Compressor induced Piping System Pressure Surges”.

Co-authored Chemical Engineering Magazine's Jan 1993 Feature Article: "The New Allure of Positive Displacement Pumps".

Fluids Engineering Conference LA, CA 1992, Author: "Variable Stager Angle Rectifying Turbine".

“Gas Turbine Power Augmentation Up-rates”, Dec 2004 – KBR internal paper

“High Nitrogen Content in Gas Turbine Fuel Gas”, Dec 2004 – KBR internal paper

Chronology


06/2014-Present: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (USA), Inc., Mechanical Engineering Manager, VP Engineering Central Operations.

03/2007-05/2014: URS Corporation, Denver, Colorado, Project Engineering Manager

02/2005-03/2007: Washington Group International, Inc., Denver, Colorado, Principal Machinery Engineer

03/1997-02/2005: KBR, Houston, Texas, Lead Machinery Engineer

10/1991-06/1997: KBR, Houston, Texas, Machinery Engineer

10/1988-07/1991: Lotepro Corporation, Valhalla, New York, Machinery/Project Engineer

Contact Information


1524 S Lincoln, Denver, CO 80210

Tel: 720-768-6811 (primary)

Tel: 720-323-2774 (secondary)

Email: wausi[AT]juno.com





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