Planning & Permitting
Geoff Fynes, BSc (Hons)
An environmental scientist specialising in Environmental Impact Assessments, environmental permitting and planning applications. Geoff has a considerable record of success in gaining planning permission and environmental permits. He has a strong background in energy from waste, gasification, gas cleaning, atmospheric dispersion modelling, air quality assessment and many related issues.
Project Management, CHPQA, ROC & EU ETS Management
Christopher Parsons, BSc (Hons), PEng
A freelance interim and project manager with a strong background in the energy, food, automotive, capital equipment and manufacturing industries.
Christopher was previously Manager of the Contracts Department Peter Brotherhood Ltd; Chief Engineer at AVP Baker Ltd; and a Project Manager responsible for the construction of food plants in the UK, Eire and Canada.
His current area of speciality is gaining accreditation for ROCs, LECs, REGOs and CHPQA, and the management of carbon accounts, e.g. for Climate Change Levy and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
Karl Belting, Dipl Ing
A freelance consultant based in Germany with a background in the industrial power generation and biomass industries with particular expertise in drying technologies which are often used in association with de-dusting. Karl was a Board Member of the environmental equipment company Walther & Cie before taking responsibility for EVT’s Cologne office (now Alstom Power) which supplies industrial steam generators and MSW incineration firing and heat recovery.
Industrial Steam Generator Design
Helmut Grimm, Dipl Ing
A freelance consultant based in Germany with a background in industrial power generation. Helmut was a boiler Design Engineer then Sales Manager of EVT in Cologne (now Alstom Power) throughout his career.
Rotating Equipment, Control Systems, Power Transmissions & Noise/Vibration
Terry Noble, MSc, CEng, FIMechE
A freelance consultant with 30 years experience of all rotating equipment, particularly the design, commissioning and trouble-shooting of steam turbines and their control systems. Experience has been gained on Peter Brotherhood Ltd equipment, together with that of many other manufacturers, in power generation and mechanical drivers in the petrochemical, embedded generation, sugar mills and marine industries worldwide.
Terry has a proven record of training personnel both for OEMs and clients, in formal lectures and on site. He has published several articles and papers in the technical press.
District Heating Systems
Bruce Boucher, MInstR, MCIBSE; and Paul Sartin
Bruce and Paul have wide ranging experience in renewables applications, in particular in the design and management of District Heating systems powered from biomass products. Their work usually starts from an early project concept, continues with a feasibility study, and sees projects through to successful implementation. See www.bbc-consultancy.com.
Management Consultancy, Power Generation & Gas Compression
Prof Ian Arbon, MSc, MBA, CEng, PE, FIMechE, FEI, FInstR, FASME
A freelance consultant with a background in industrial power generation, renewable energy, gas compression, and the petrochemical and refrigeration industries. Ian worked for MAN GHH in the UK, Germany and the USA before becoming Managing Director of Howden Compressors, then of Caledonian Compressors (a company he started), and then of Peter Brotherhood Ltd. Ian is a Distinguished Lecturer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has published many technical articles worldwide.