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  • UNITEC is committed to provide practical and effective engineering solutions.
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  • Core Team Members have more than 200 years of heavy industries experience
  • Our plant operation and field exposures make our engineering solutions practical
  • Engineering Services Provider in all aspects of the plant operation and all stages of the project.
  • Flexible in Project Execution Approach
  • Schedule and Cost is our Priority

Competitive Edge

  • Experienced Staff
  • Local Presence and Accessibility
  • Discount Rate on Engineering with minimum overhead
  • Good Service Track Records
  • Liability Insurance Coverage (Professional, General and Non-Owned Auto)

Our Mission is “Building Long Term Trust by consistently delivering Excellent Engineering Services that adds value to client projects and business operations.”

Unitec Team

Edgardo Fabian


Summary of Core Skills
• Front end studies for “brown” or “green” field projects execution
• Project business case analysis
• Project management
• Construction management / site supervision
• Equipment and installation package tendering
• Equipment Bid Evaluation
• Cost estimation
• Vendor management
• Cement process knowledge
• Plant start-up and commissioning
• Technical documentation
• Proposal preparation

 Professional Summary
Edgardo has over 25 years of cement, lime, pulp and paper, and biofuels industry experience. Edgardo is currently involved in process optimization and system upgrade studies at CRH Group Canada and flexicoke system detail design for Lehigh Cement Permanente. He had completed various front-end studies for Votorantim Cimentos, Titan America, Holcim Group, Lehigh Cement and Mitsubishi Cement. Prior to joining the engineering and consulting field, Edgardo has been managing capital expenditure projects in two cement plants. One of these projects was the $11M clinker cooler replacement project at St. Lawrence Cement in the Mississauga plant, which was implemented safely, on time, within specifications and under budget. Edgardo’s early career was spent in cement production and maintenance departments.

 Professional Qualifications / Registration(s)
• Project Management Professional, PA, USA, Project Management Institute, No. 221599, 2006
• Member, Delta Epsilon Tau Honour Society, Colorado Chapter

• MBA Program with Project Management Specialization, Aspen University, CO, USA, 2012
• HOLCIM Cement Manufacturing Course, Holderbank, Switzerland, 2007
• Managers Training Course, Shulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, 2006
• Project Management Course, Shulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, 2006
• Effective Project Management, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, 2003
• B.S. Mechanical Engineering, DMMMSU-College of Engineering & Technology, La Union, Philippines, 1991

English and Filipino

 Employment History
• Unitec Engineering Ltd, Project Manager, Principal (March 2016 to Present)
• Amec Foster Wheeler, Project Manager, Oakville, (2008 to March 10, 2016)
• St. Lawrence Cement Inc. (now CRH Canada Group Inc.), Project Manager and Project Engineer, Ontario, (2002 to 2008)
• Holcim Philippines Inc., Project Planning Superintendent and various positions, Philippines, (1991 to 2002)

 Representative Projects
6T TAD Tissue Machine Upgrade ($100M)
Irving Tissue
Mechanical and Piping Lead on this detail engineering project. This project basically deals with upgrading an existing tissue machine into a state-of-the-art through air design (TAD) which produce softer tissue products using less fibers.

Alpamina Lime Plant ($120M)
Cal Del Centro (CDC)
Engineering Manager/Process Lead on this project with EPCM execution. The project involves design, construction and commissioning of a 1200 metric tonne per year lime facility that will supply the requirement for the iron ore mining facility in Junin, Peru.

Hamilton II Biodiesel Facility ($60M)
Biox Corporation
Project Engineer during the FEED phase and mechanical lead during EPCM phase. The project deals with the design, construction and commissioning of a 67-million litre per year facility that will process refurbished cooking grease, animal fats, vegetable oils and agricultural seed oils to biodisel fuel. Biodiesel is a renewable and biodegradable fuel which is claimed to burn cleaner, cuts sulphur emissions by up to 100%, as well as provides significant reductions in carbon
monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons, particulate matter, and life-cycle greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions compared to petroleum diesel.

Kiln Inlet & Riser Detail Engineering ($6.5M)
Holcim Canada Inc.
Project Manager on the detail engineering design. AMEC project team completed the detail design on time despite very tight schedule to the full satisfaction of the client.

Clinker cooler installation ($11M)
Holcim Canada Inc.
Project Manager on this project. Project was delivered safely, within specification, on time and under budget which made a big improvement in the Mississauga plant’s reliability and efficiency.

 Various Studies and Detail Designs
• CRH Canada Group Inc. – Precalciner Preheat Burner System
• CRH Canada Group Inc. – Tertiary Air Damper (TAD) Installation
• St Marys Cement Inc. – Wet Scrubber System Study & Preliminary Design
• Titan Cement – Essex Cement Terminal Upgrade
• CRH Canada Group Inc. – CKD Drying System
• Titan America – Essex Cement Terminal Expansion Study
• St Marys Cement Inc. – Oil # 2 Preheat System Upgrade
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. – Kiln Burner Conversion to Natural Gas
• Lehigh Cement Tehachapi Plant – Cement Grinding Upgrade Feasibility Study
• Lehigh Cement Edmonton Plant – Cement Grinding Upgrade Feasibility Study
• Verde Potash – FEL2 Study for a Greenfield Potash facility using pyro-processing and hydro systems
• Lehigh Cement – Scoping Study for a cement / fly ash terminal in Sackatchewan
• Mitsubishi Cement Lucerne Valley Plant – NESHAP Compliance Study
• Lehigh Cement Mitchell Plant –Expansion Project Scoping and NESHAP Compliance Study
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. – 2011 PMP Studies
• St Marys Cement – Stack Plume Study
• Holcim Brazil – Sigma II Plant Expansion Feasibility Study
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. – Stack Emissions Review
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. – Fluidized Petcoke Feasibility Study
• Holcim Philippines – Bulacan I Rehabilitation Feasibility Study
• Project Manager on the above studies and detail designs.

 Various Projects
St. Lawrence Cement Inc. – Mississauga Plant, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
• CM # 6 and 7 feeding system upgrade for slag production of new cement product
• Installation of SNCR system for NOx emission abatement
• Kiln ID fan replacement / upgrade ($10M)
• Installation of PH Duct water spray system
• Installation of PH Tower 2nd stage cyclones hurrivanes
• Installation of kiln burner and precalciner dosing systems ($1.25M)
• Installation of 2 units automated storage hall bucket cranes ($6.5M)
• Installation of kiln feed dosing system
• Installation of roller clinker crusher
• Installation of 4 units cement mill water spray systems
• Installation of plume abatement system ($9M).
• Replacement of AFM fan

 Publications and Presentations
“Mississauga Retrofit – Cooler Project.” Walter Heyden and Edgardo Fabian. International Cement Review Magazine.
Tradeship Publications Ltd. pp.66-72, May 2008.

Wilson Chow

P. Eng.

Summary of Core Skills
• Project Coordination and Management on small scale projects
• Technical studies for plant expansion and system upgrade
• Technical plant audits, process evaluation and improvements
• Emission audit and assessment, NESHAP consultation for compliance
• Project CAPEX and OPEX estimation
• Process concept development and design review
• Conceptual and process flow sheet design
• Capacity calculations, equipment sizing and mass flow
• Raw material review and raw mix design
• Gas flow and kiln bypass analysis
• Material handling and dust control planning
• Trouble shooting, plant optimization and system retrofit
• Start-up and commissioning support on PC kiln system & VRM grinding
• Performance test and verification support to client
• Technical advisor to Group Senior Management

 Professional Summary
• Has 42 years of experience consulting and engineering in the cement industry
• Provides technical support and process know-how to projects in all phases of engineering
• Responsible for Process Design and Plant Upgrades at several cement projects for Holcim, Lehigh Cement, Votorantim NA, Giant/Keystone Cement and others
• Enhances state-of-the-art cement process technology and standard practice in studies and project execution
• Extensive knowledge to act as the key leading role in Cement and Mineral Projects.

 Professional Qualifications / Registration(s)
• Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Ontario, #8229015, 1975

• B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1973
• Holderbank Cement Course, 1979
• Holderbank Management Course, 1995

English and Chinese

 Employment History
• Unitec Engineering Ltd., Process Manager Principal, Oakville, 2015 to Present
• Amec Foster Wheeler, Technical Process Cement Lead, Oakville, 2007 to 2015
• Alite Technical Services Inc., President, Oakville, Ontario, 2003 to 2007
• Holcim Group Support (Canada) Limited, Process Manager, Mississauga, Ontario, 1994 to 2003
• Holcim Group Support (Canada) Limited, Senior Process Engineer, Mississauga, Ontario, 1982 to 1994
• Holcim Group Support (Canada) Limited, Process Engineer, Mississauga, Ontario, 1973 to 1982

 Representative Projects
Amec Foster Wheeler
• Votorantim Cement North America, Michigan, USA. Technical Study: DFS Charlevoix plant expansion from 4400 t/d to 6000 t/d.
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Detailed Engineering: Detail design of Waste Oil and Solvent storage and handling.
• Holcim (Canada) Inc. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Detailed Engineering: Detail design of CKD Drying and Grinding
• Lehigh Cement, Alberta, Canada. Feasibility Study: DFS Edmonton plant Cement Grinding Capacity Increase.
• Lehigh Cement, California, USA. Feasibility Study: DFS Tehachapi plant Cement Grinding Capacity Increase.
• BSA Cement-SALFA Construction, Chile. Detailed Engineering: Technical Review of a new 90 t/h VRM installation for a Cement Grinding Terminal.
• Holcim New Zealand Ltd., New Zealand. Technical Study: A green-field cement import terminal facility with ship unloading facility.
• Imery’s CE Minerals, Georgia, USA. Feasibility study: Plant Consolidation of Mineral Processing Plants in Andersonville, Georgia.
• Verde Potash, Brazil. Feasibility study: Cerrado Verde Potash Project for Greenfield plant.
• Lehigh Cement, Saskatchewan, Canada. Technical scoping studies and cost estimates for terminal.
• Mitsubishi Cement, California, USA. Emission assessment: solution and recommendations for HCl and Hg Mitigation and Control Strategy for NESHAP.
• Lehigh Cement, Mitchell, USA. Engineering study and design: comparisons and solution for dust mitigation and control strategy for NESHAP requirements.
• Lehigh Cement, Mitchell, USA.Technical scoping studies for plant expansion: technical concept with CAPEX development.
• St. Marys Cement, Votorantim NA, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. Emission assessment: solution and recommendations for plume mitigation and control strategy.
• Xstrata Nickel, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Feasibility study: Strathcona Mill Project for plant expansion.

Holcim (Canada) Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
• Cement Grinding Study
• Process study for CKD Grinding and Blending
• Detailed engineering for natural gas conversion project
• Engineering study for PMP projects
• Technical study: NOx assessment and investigation
• Detailed engineering: CKD addition to cement mill
• Detailed engineering: kiln riser and bypass modifications
• Detailed engineering: installation of high voltage isolation switches
• Detailed engineering: clinker grate cooler replacement
• Detailed engineering: GranCem material handling and transport
• Technical study: fluid petcoke handling and grinding
• Technical study: grinding improvement with slag addition

Holcim Group
• Holcim (Brazil): Feasibility study Cement Grinding Capacity Increase with VRM.
• Holcim (Costa Rica): Technical Conceptual engineering, expansion of raw material handling and grinding system.
• Holcim Ecuador: Technical study and conceptual engineering, K1 grate cooler replacement
• Holcim Venezuela: Technical feasibility study, new clinker silo and transpost
• Holcim Philippines: Feasibility study Bulacan 1 Rehabilitation
• Holcim Argentina: Feasibility study for Maleguen plant expansion.
• Holcim Nigeria: Feasibility study for 6500 t/d plant expansion.
• Holcim Ecuador: Conceptual engineering, VRM for cement grinding

• Giant Cement Co., Harleyville, USA. Bid review of pre-blending and storage system
• Keystone Cement Co., Bath, USA. Technical review of a new kiln line. Basic engineering design and procurement of main process and auxiliary equipment including tender documents and bid evaluation of pyro-processing system, raw grinding and finish grinding systems.
• Heidelberg Technology Center, Allentown, USA. Technical feasibility studies for various plant expansions and plant capacity improvements (Inland/Edmonton, Redding, Tehachapi, Glens Fall/Cementon)
• Holcim (Canada) Inc., Joliette. Technical feasibility study for alternative fuel application and handling.
• Holcim (US), Hagerstown. Technical feasibility study for alternative fuel application and handling.
• Cemento Panama S.A. Technical feasibility study: Cement grinding capacity increase and system upgrade.

 Greenfield Plants and Plant Expansions Projects Highlights during Holcim Employment
• St. Lawrence Cement Camden (NJ) grinding plant (90 t/h, First VRM for slag production in the SLC Group)
• Holcim (Costa Rica) SA Cartago plant expansion (1.40 Mio tpy, First Horomill for pozzolan cement in the Holcim Group)
• Holcim (US) Inc. Holly Hill (SC) plant expansion (2.10 Mio tpy,High material moisture for handling and drying, Special consideration for synfuel burning)
• Holcim (US) Inc. Portland (CO) plant expansion (1.90 Mio tpy, First 2-stage cement grinding in the Holcim US Group, SO2 wet scrubbing system for emission control)
• Cementos Progreso S.A. (Guatemala) plant expansion (1.0 Mio tpy, 2-support precalciner kiln with direct-drive from FLS, OK33 VRM for cement grinding in the Holcim Group)
• Holcim (US) Inc. Devil’s Slide (UT) plant expansion (0.8 Mio tpy, First 2-support precalciner kiln in Holcim US Group, First IKN cooler in the Holcim US Group)
• Cementos Apasco S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) Tecoman plant (1.0 Mio tpy, 2-support precalciner kiln, First 2-stage cement grinding in the Apasco Group)

 Kiln Conversion and Upgrade
• La Cemento Nacional C.A (Ecuador) Cerro Blanco plant conversion (1.0 Mio tpy, Process concept for Doubling kiln capacity, Replacement of complete preheater cyclones, Complete grate cooler retrofit)
• Holcim (Colombia) S.A. Nobsa plant conversion (1.1 Mio tpy, Process concept and design, Wet kiln to PC kiln, Triple the kiln production, Reduce the operating cost by 50%, First FLS Atox VRM for raw grinding in Holcim Group)

Humberto Osorio

Summary of Core Skills
• Plant lay-out optimization and integration
• Construction management / site supervision
• Plant start-up and commissioning
• Technical documentation
• Extensive knowledge in material transport systems
• Expertise in nuisance dust collection systems
• Mechanical detail design
• Project management

Professional Summary
Humberto has 25 years of cement and other related heavy industries experience, working in a variety of roles in different facilities. He has worked extensively in project management, field engineering, construction management and equipment commissioning. He also has excellent experience in equipment sizing, selection, and maintenance for the cement industry. He currently provides project support services to Irving Tissue in the Toronto Facility coordinating in-house, third party design and construction teams with excellent project execution and integration to the current operation as the primary focus of each project.

 Certifications / Training
• Flow Measurements, Process engineering certification, Holcim
• Alternative Fuel, Process engineering certification, Holcim
• Autodesk Inventor, Plant 3D, Amec Foster Wheeler
• Autodesk AutoCAD, Sheridan College
• Grinding in Cement Manufacturing, Holcim
• Transport and De-dusting for Plant Designers, Holcim
• Vibration Analysis, SKF
• Vibration Analysis, CSI Technologies
• Total Quality, Cementos

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Technological University, Pereira, Colombia

English and Spanish

 Employment History
• Unitec Engineering Ltd, Mechanical Design Lead, (January 2016 – Present)
• Amec Foster Wheeler, Mechanical Specialist, Oakville, ON, 2012 – 2015
• Holcim Canada Inc., Grinding Process Engineer, Mississauga, ON, 2010 – 2012
• Holcim Canada Inc., Project Manager and Project Engineer, Mississauga, ON, 2006 – 2009
• Cementos Cibao Reliability Engineer, Project Engineer, Dominican Republic, 2001 – 2004
• Pegasus Technologies, Field engineer Support, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2004
• Argos Group, Maintenance Reliability Manager, Project Engineer, Colombia, 1999 – 2000

 Representative Projects
Alternative Fuels Upgrade
Holcim Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON, Canada
Mechanical lead, upgrading existing facilities to handle alternative liquid fuels.

Cement Grinding Facilities Studies
Lehigh Cement, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Mechanical lead and designer, creating layout for the future grinding facility.

Cement Grinding Facility Studies
Tehachapi, CA, U.S.A
Mechanical lead and designer, create layout for the future grinding facility.

Natural Gas Installation
Holcim Canada Inc., Mississauga, ON, Canada
Mechanical lead, integration of a natural gas line into a multi-fuels burner.

Cement Plant Decommissioning
Pegasus Technologies, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Mechanical field support, decommission of cement plant.

New 40TPH Cement Mill
Cementos Cibao, Santiago, El Cibao, Dominican Republic
Mechanical lead, new cement grinding plan installation.

1000TPD Cement Line
Cement Argos, Cali, Valle, Colombia
Maintenance mechanical installation and commissioning support, installation of a new cement line facility.

ESP Reconstruction
Cementos Argos, Cali, Valle, Colombia
Project manager and mechanical lead, refurbish of existing ESP (electrostatic precipitators) units.

Gerard J. D’Cruz

Summary of Core Skills
• Vast experience in the engineering of cement and mineral processing plants.
• Special skills in Plant / layout engineering.
• Superior planning, organizational, coordination and team-building skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.
• Trained at FLSmidth & Co., Denmark.
• Proficient in various computer applications, including MS Office, MS Projects, AutoCAD etc.

Professional Summary
Gerry is a dynamic professional with over 35 years of experience in plant and project engineering for the cement, mineral processing, material handling, and allied industries. Vast knowledge of engineering design for cement and mineral processing plants with specialized skills in systems and plant /layout engineering. In addition to comprehensive training received at FLSmidth & Co. in Denmark, Gerry has spent the past two decades strengthening his organizational, coordination, and team-building skills.

Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical Engineering) – First Class, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi.

English and Hindi

 Employment History
• Unitec Engineering Ltd, Project Manager / Mechanical Lead, (July 2017 to Present)
• Stantec Consulting Ltd., Associate / Project Manager, (May 2009 to May 2017)
• FLSmidth Minerals Ltd. Canada / FLSmidth Inc. USA, Senior Project Engineer, (November 1999 to March 2009)
• CemManage Consultancy (I) Pvt. Ltd., Principal, (1997 – 1999)
• Prism Cement Limited, India, Jt. General Manager – Tech. Services, (1993 – 1997)
• Larsen & Toubro Limited, India – Cement Machinery Division, Assistant Manager (1980 – 1993)

 Representative Projects
New 6500 t/d Greenfield Cement Project
Prism Cement Limited – Satna, India
Managed the Technical Services team for sizing of plant & equipment, systems balancing, and purchase specifications for a new greenfield cement plant. Conceived and finalized the plant layout and responsible for detailed arrangements of all plant departments. Coordinated with the civil consultants, provided technical support during construction and installation for a project executed on spec and cost.

New 5000 t/d Cement Production Line
Cementos Argos S.A – Cartagena, Columbia
As Senior Project Engineer in collaboration with FLSmidth Bethlehem office, provided mechanical design, layout, dust collection handling, and specifications. Work was in conjunction with client project team in the US and India.
Executed the plant and systems engineering, coordinating a team of engineers and designers in India and Canada within a specified schedule and budget. Responsible for plant and department layouts, sizing of auxiliary equipment, ducts, chutes, transport lines, nuisance dust collection, and project reporting.

New 5500 t/d Greenfield Cement Project
Larsen & Toubro Ltd.- Kovaya, India
Assistant Manager, Engineering responsible for the engineering of a 1.8 million t/y cement project. Engineered the layout and finalized the system within the constraints of a small site area. Led a team of engineers and draftsmen for complete plant/layout engineering, equipment sizing, and coordinated the civil / structural engineering and other disciplines, as well as equipment suppliers, and provided assistance to site..

Solid Fuel Grinding Plant
Federal White Cement – Woodstock, ON
Senior Project Engineer for a new coke grinding facility to use pet coke as an alternate fuel for producing white cement. In collaboration with the PMI Group, provided professional engineering design services to the design-build contractor. The detail engineering services included mechanical, structural, and electrical engineering for the coke grinding facility.
Responsible for auxiliary equipment sizing, procurement, project engineering, and coordination. Also provided project engineering assistance, planning, and manuals.

Cement Silos Modification and Load-Out Systems
Lafarge Canada – Richmond, BC
Senior – Project Engineer responsible for system layout and detailing of transport equipment, interfacing with existing facilities with a minimum rework or downtime. Also coordinated procurement, manufacturing, and delivery of equipment.

 Various Studies and Detail Designs (Recent)
Project Management and Detail Design:
• CRH Canada Group Inc. – Raw Meal Silos Reclaim (flow measurement)
• CRH Canada Group Inc. – Clinker Transport Optimization
• Federal White Cement (Woodstock, ON) – Cement Silos & Packhouse Dedusting
• St. Marys Cement Inc. (Bowmanville, ON) – Kiln Burner Replacement
• St. Marys Cement Inc. (Bowmanville, ON) – Raw Mill Replacement
• St. Marys Cement Inc. (St. Marys, ON) – Coal Mill Replacement
• Federal White Cement (Woodstock, ON) – Kiln #2 Upgrade – Petcoke Pneumatic Transport
• St. Marys Cement Inc. (St. Marys, ON) – Raw Mill Recirculation System
• St. Marys Cement Inc. (St. Marys, ON) – Coal Dosing Upgrade
• Lehigh Cement (Leeds, AL) – CKD Handling Study
• Gerdau Ameristeel (Whitby, ON) – #3 Baghouse Improvement
• Carmeuse Lime (Ingersoll, ON) – Lime Handling Dust Collection

Project Management:
• St. Marys Cement Inc. (Charlevoix, MI) – Plant Upgrade Civil Design
• Federal White Cement (Woodstock, ON) – Kiln #2 Upgrade (for ThyssenKrupp)
• St. Marys Cement Inc. (Bowmanville, ON) – Lime Hydrator System (for FLSmidth)
• Ontario Power Generation (OPG) (Toronto, ON) – Data Centre Cooling Tower
• Lehigh Cement (Delta, BC) – Alternative Fuel System

Gordon Chow

Summary of Core Skills
• 12 years of work experience in the area of mechanical, process piping, structural and electrical engineering design
• Significant experience in design and interpret mechanical, piping, structural, architectural, and electrical blueprints or drawings
• Extensive experience in using engineering software: Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor, Navisworks, ReCap, Revit, Fusion 360, Nastran, Robot Structural Analysis, Solidworks…etc.

English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese

 Employment History
• Unitec Engineering Ltd., Oakville, Oct 2016 to Present
• Gamma Engineering Ltd., Whitby, 2008 to 2016

Steele Liu

P. Eng.

Summary of Core Skills
• Over 25 years of design and supervision experience for steel, concrete and wood structures in thermal power plants, oil refineries, industrial, mining, cement plants, oil sands, wind & solar farms, and other projects.
• Areas of expertise including conventional structural analysis and design, dynamic foundation design, structural system optimization.
• STAAD Pro, SAP2000, RISA 3D, AutoCAD, Dyna 6, TEDDS, MathCAD, excel, word, etc.

 Professional Qualifications / Registration(s)
Licensed Professional Engineer in ON, BC, AB, NWT, SASK, Canada

B.Eng., Structural Engineering, Wuhan University of Hydraulics and Hydroelectric Engineering Institute, Wuhan, China, 1993

English and Mandarin Chinese

 Employment History
• Steele Liu Engineers Inc., Director, July 2018 to present
• CSW Engineering Ltd, Partner, Feb 2018 to present
• AMEC, Senior Structural Engineer, 2007 to 2018
• SNC-Lavalin, Structural Engineer, 2005 to 2006
• Banerjee Engineers, Structural Engineer, 2004 to 2005
• VE Collective, Structural Engineer, 2002 to 2004
• CSEPDI Engineering, Structural Engineer, 1993 to 2002

 Representative Projects
Typical Power Projects
• Leslie 7, Toronto Hydro, ON, Canada, 2009 Structural lead for preliminary design of a cogeneration plant.
• North Dumfries Power Station, CPV, ON, Canada, 2008 Preliminary design of foundations and equipment supporting structures for a gas-fired power plant.

Typical Green Energy and Substation Projects
• Beckwith, International Power-GDF Suez, ON, Canada, 2013: Lead Structural engineer for substation and rack foundation structural design for a solar EPC project.
• Greenwich and Talbot, Enbridge, ON, Canada, 2012: Due diligence and Owner’s engineer for two 100 MW wind farms, responsible for substation and turbine tower foundation reviews.
• Cape Scott, International Power-GDF Suez, BC, Canada, 2011-2012: Support and review of AMEC Vancouver’s structural designs for a 99 MW wind turbine project, including foundation designs and site construction support.
• Smith Falls 2, 5 & 6, Recurrent Energy, ON, Canada, 2011-2012: Structural lead for substation and rack foundation design of solar power projects.
• Brockville, International Power-GDF Suez, ON, Canada, 2011-2012: Structural lead for substation and rack foundation structural design for a solar power project.
• Erieau, International Power-GDF Suez, ON, Canada, 2011-2012: Structural lead for substation and turbine tower foundation design and construction support on a 99 MW wind farm project.
• Lac Alfred and Cedar Point, Enbridge, QC, Canada, 2011-2012: Technical due diligence and Owner’s structural engineer for two wind farms (300 MW and 250 MW).
• Pointe-Aux-Roches, International Power-GDF Suez, ON, Canada, 2011-2012: Structural lead for substation and turbine tower foundation design, and construction technical support, for a 48.6 MW wind farm.
• Raleigh, Marubeni, ON, Canada, 2009: Structural due diligence review of a 100 MW wind farm.
• Chatham-Kent, Kruger Energy, ON, Canada, 2010: Structural lead for substation and turbine tower foundation structural design, and site construction support, for a 101.2 MW wind farm.
• Helios, Sun Power, ON, Canada, 2010: Structural lead for substation and tracker foundation designs at a solar power plant.
• Harrow, AIM PowerGen, ON, Canada, 2010: Structural lead for substation and turbine tower foundation design, and construction technical support, at four 10 MW wind farms.
• Cruickshank, Enbridge, ON, Canada, 2008: Structural lead for the design of five wind turbine foundations, including piled and spread types, at an 8.25 MW wind farm.
• Port Alma, Kruger Energy, ON, Canada, 2007-2008 Lead for substation and turbine tower foundation structural design, and site construction technical support, for a 101 MW wind farm.
• Norfolk Country, AIM Powergen, ON, Canada, 2008 Structural lead for the design of two sets of 24 x 1.65 MW wind turbines.
• Kingsbridge, Epcor, ON, Canada, 2007: Structural lead for the detailed design of a 500 kV substation at a wind farm.

Typical Mining Projects
• Legacy Potash Mining (4 billion project), K+S, SK, Canada, 2014: Structural engineering checker for steam building, dry and wet end building foundations, and structural steel, and design of boiler foundations, cooling tower basin, and pumphouse for a new potash solution mine.
• Esterhazy Potash, Mosaic, SK, Canada, 2013-2014: CSA lead for detailed engineering of a new specialty micronutrient plant adjacent to an operating potash mill and including railcars, storage and handling, processing, and power supply.
• Western Range, ArcelorMittal, Liberia, 2012: Structural engineering checker for SAG mill foundations, including dynamic and static analysis, at a 15M ton per year iron-ore concentrator.
• Ruby Creek Mining, Adanac Moly, BC, Canada, 2008: Structural design of three steel bins at a 20,000 ton per day open-pit molybdenum mine and concentrator
• Snap Lake, De Beers, NT, Canada, 2008: Structural lead for permanent camp foundation design at a 3,150 TPD diamond project.
• Victor, De Beers, ON, Canada, 2007-2008: Cleaning center building design and permanent camp foundation design on permafrost for a new diamond project

Typical Industrial Projects
• Various, Irving Tissue, ON, Canada, 2007 – 2013 Structural lead for various design and site service renovation projects
• Various, Proctor & Gamble, ON, Canada, 2007-2012 Structural lead for various structural design and site service projects
• Exshaw, Lafarge, AB, Canada, 2008-2009: Balance of plant services for a new finish mill at a cement plant. Structural design of a plant addition, including foundations and steel structures.
• New Braunfels, Cemex, TX, USA, 2007: Steel and concrete structural drawing check, and design of five steel bins in the raw mill feed area of a cement plant.

Typical Oil Sand Projects
• Kearl, Imperial Oil, AB, Canada, 2009-2010: Design of various buildings and structures for a
100,000 BPD oilsands project and subsequent expansion.

SNC-Lavalin Mining, Toronto, 2005.04-2006.12
• Mississauga Refinery, Petro-Canada, ON, Canada, 2005: Detailed structural design of an isodewaxing debottlenecking, and foundation design for natural side strippers and vacuum tower.
• Ambatovy Nickle Mining, Dynatec, Madagascar, 2005-2006 Structural steel analysis, concrete foundation design and material take-offs for a nickel processing facility including ore leach circuit, lime plant, refinery area, autoclave support mats, thickeners, tank foundations, underground pumping chambers, and ammonium sulfate storage building.
• Las Brisas Gold Mining, Gold Reserve, Venezuela, 2005 Detailed structural steel and concrete foundation design for a gold process plant.

Banerjee Engineers., Markham Ontario 2004.09-2005.04
• Various commercial projects, such as Walmart buildings, hotels, shopping mall structures.

VE Collective, Markham Ontario 2002.09-2004.09
• Cult Iron Mill, ON, Canada, 2002 Detailed structural design of a one-story industrial building in Markham.
• Lakeview Water Treatment Plant, Bennett Contracting, ON, Canada, 2003-2004: Design of structural steel connections for a pump station superstructure.
• Mississauga Bearing Plant, NTN, ON, Canada, 2004: Structural calculations for expansion of a bearing production facility.
• Ontario Legislative Assembly, Dundas Iron, ON, Canada, 2003 Site survey and structural steel connection design for the west wing renovation, including roof, floor, and access area.
• Pearson Airport, MRM, ON, Canada, 2002-2004Welding connection calculations for sign supports.

Central Southern Electric Power Design Institute (CSEPDI) 1993-2002
• Hands-on experience in structural design and construction services for over ten thermal power plants and substations in China and Pakistan.

Ping Xie

Ph.D., P.Eng.

Summary of Core Skills
• Front end studies for “brown” or “green” field cement projects with comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in all process sections and emission control technologies as well as in project execution
• Determination of optimal process solution(s) based on analysis of project site conditions and the best available technologies
• Selection and sizing of all types of mechanical equipment used in cement plants to handle solids, liquids, and gases based on rigorous material and energy balance modeling or simulation calculations
• Project cost estimate
• Equipment tender document preparation
• Equipment bid evaluation and clarifications with vendors
• Technical report writing and presentation
• Plant start-up and commissioning

Professional Summary
Senior Process Engineer with over 30 years of hands-on experience in cement industry operation, process and mechanical system design and engineering for cement plant projects as well as R&D in cement and concrete technologies with an international patent, specialized in process and mechanical engineering of cement plant projects, process optimization and refractory performance improvement of existing cement production lines. Over the past 30 years, Ping has helped many cement plants inside and outside the Holcim group in production efficiency (cost) improvement through process optimization, front-end studies, projects definition, and realization as well as personnel training.

 Professional Qualifications / Registration(s)
P. Eng., Professional Engineers Ontario, Canada, 1995

• 1992, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada
• 1986, M.Sc., Material Science & Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, China
• 1982, B.Sc., Process Technology, Nanjing University of Technology, China
• 2005, Process Performance Engineer certified by Holcim, Holderbank, Switzerland
• 2010, Hands-on training course and practice on kiln bricking engineering and installation, Catskill, NY, USA
• 2012, Hands-on training course and practice on monolithic refractory engineering and installation, Midlothian, TX, USA

English and Mandarin Chinese

 Employment History
• Unitec Engineering Ltd, Sr. Process Engineer, Oakville, Ontario, Canada (01/2019 to present)
• Self-Employed, (10/2017 to 12/2018)
• Consultec Ltd, Senior Project Engineer, Ontario, Canada, (01/2015 to 09/2017)
• Lafarge Engineering Centre, Project Engineer, Alphretta, GA, USA, (01/2014 to 12/2014)
• St. Lawrence Cement Inc. (Holcim Canada Inc.), Sr. Process Engineer, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, (04/2003 to 2013)
• Holderbank Engineering Canada, Sr. Process Engineer, Mississaga, Ontario, Canada, (07/1996 to 05/2003)
• National Research Council / University of Ottata, Research Scientist, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (05/1989 to 06/1996)

 Representative Projects
Exshaw Plant Expansion Project, Exshaw, AB, Canada, 2014
• Conducted scenario studies on the raw materials preparation system of the new kiln line within the complicated existing plant process and layout conditions and defined an optimal solution for project implementation;
• Mechanical equipment selection and sizing, RFQ, bid evaluation and purchase recommendations for circular stacker/reclaimer, storage dome, conveyors for raw materials and cement, weigh feeders, nuisance dust collectors as well as plant fire protection water pumping station;
• Bid evaluation of refractory design and supply for the entire project;
• Burner pipe heat flow simulation and refractory design;
• Reviewed and Improved lime slurry injection system design for SO2 emission control;
• Compressed air system design for the finishing grinding system;
• Review and quantitative evaluation of the existing natural gas pipeline capacity for the plant expansion project;
• Review and evaluation of the complex closed-loop water cooling systems for the entire plant to ensure the adequacy of cooling capacity.

Capacity Increase Project, Edmonton Plant, AB, Canada, 2016
Lehigh Cement
• Designed mechanical systems, including equipment capacity calculations, equipment selection, RFQ, bid evaluation and purchase recommendations:
• HVAC system for mill buildings and MCC room;
• Closed-loop glycol cooling system with an evaporative cooling tower for the new cement mill system;
• Instrument compressed air system;
• Cooling water handling (pumping & control) system for cement coolers.
• Assessment of the existing natural gas supply system and new supply line design for hot gas generator;
• Hot gas generator refractory lining design;
• Process gas flow calculations and vendor’s documents review for the new cement mill system.

Secondary Plume Study and Detailed Engineering, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, 2002
St. Lawrence Cement (Holcim Canada)
As a lead process engineer, conducted a special study on the secondary stack plume issue that had lasted for decades resulted in a clear understanding of the mechanism and conditions for plume formation. A comprehensive solution was defined and a $10M project implemented in 2002. The plume has been well under control since then.

Solid Alternative Fuel Project, Joliette, Quebec, Canada
St. Lawrence Cement (Holcim Canada)
Defined the process solution with all equipment selection and sizing for the solid alternative fuels handling system and the fuel injection system to the main burners.

Various Studies and Engineering Design Efforts
• Honam Inc. (Holcim US): Expansion Projects for Devil Slide Plant, Holly Hill Plant, Portland Plant, Midlothian Plant
• Conducted project cost estimate and scenario studies; sized all gas handlings equipment such as process baghouses and fans; conducted and/or reviewed studies in the determination of process solutions such as alkali bypass capacity requirement, SO2, and NOx emission estimate and control technologies, etc.
• St. Lawrence Cement (Holcim Canada): Kiln ID fan and main burner upgrade projects for Mississauga, Joliette, and Hagerstown plant plants; Raw grinding system upgrade for Joliette plant; VRM for slag grinding at Mississauga plant; kiln feed feeders upgrade at Mississauga plant; High-efficiency separator projects for Mississauga and Hagerstown plants.
• As the process engineer, conducted review and evaluation of process solutions, equipment selection and sizing and bid evaluation, etc.
• Cemento Argos: Full feasibility of potential plant expansion projects of ($300 M to $700 M) at Panama, Columbia, and the USA.
As the leading project engineer for these studies covered most areas of the responsibilities, including site visits and meetings, flow sheets, equipment list and sizing, scenario studies, the estimate of qualities, Capex and Opex costs, report writings, and presentations.

 Publications, Reports and Presentations
Numerous reports, presentations from the industrial projects, and over 60 publications from the institute research projects have been created over the course of the past 30 years.