Company Profile

Itaipu', Brazil/Paraguay: 12.600 MW HPP & T & D Pancheswar, India & Nepal: 7.200 MW HPP G.E.R.D., Ethiopia: 6.000 MW HPP & 400kV T.L. Project Rogun, Tajikistan: 3.600 MW HPP & 600 kV interconnection with 600 kV T.L. to neighbouring countries Gibe III HPP, Ethiopia: 1,870 MW Matenggeng PSPP, Indonesia: 900 MW

Background:

ELC Electroconsult S.p.A. is a private and fully independent Italian engineering consultant operating in Hydropower, Geothermal-Thermal, High Voltage Transmission Lines & Distribution as well as in Health & Safety, Environmental & Social Management Compliance.

The Consultant has no affiliation to any construction firms, suppliers or financial institutions.

ELC was founded in 1955 by merging and legally acquiring the Human Resources, the Technical know-how, and the Project References of the most reputable XXth Century engineering firms of Italy:

  • Fiat Energy
  • Montecatini - Edison Energy
  • SADE - Societa’ Adriatica di Elettricita’

Through this successful Merger & Acquisition, ELC Management was able to capitalise and further develop this unique know-how and highly advanced engineering expertise.

ELC therefore provides Clients with a solid benchmark of cumulated experience built on 114 years of steady learning curve, being the Malnisio Hydropower Plant, commissioned in May 1904, one of the key European references of that time.

Hydropower generation plant also included the Transmission & Distribution line of 115 km to electrically power up Venice’s St. Mark Square, previously illuminated by XIX Century old gas lamps.

ELC Engineering Services: ELC provides quality engineering consultancy services and managerial support in key areas of Hydropower, Geo-thermal and Thermal power generation as well as in High Voltage Transmission Lines and Electrical Distribution.

The range of ELC services spans from the early development phase e.g. master plans and pre-feasibility and fea-sibility studies) up to the basic and detailed design level. ELC 360° range of engineering services also include as-sistance to owner in bidding, contract negotiation and project management e.g. design review, construction super-vision, commissioning and factory inspections.

ELC expertise includes infrastructure and agriculture developments, irrigation, flood control, water resources planning, river and basin management, HSE, environmental analysis and pollution prevention of multi-purpose water supply schemes.

Our exper tservices include of renewables power generation plants and technical-financial Due-Diligences, Training and Managerial Build Up and Capacity Building as well as National Power Sector Reforms & Provatization projects.

ELC Environmental & Social Management: Since the early 70’s ELC has cumulated a great experience in environmental protection, health, safety and risk management by protecting people, forestry and land by optimizing the design, and therefore the performance, of large Hydropower, Power generation Plants and High Voltage Transmission Lines and Interconnections across the Globe.

Consultant’s solid planning in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA), Vulnerable Communities Development Plans (VCDP) and Indigenous People Development Plans (IPDP) ensures that Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) are always considered as the very last resort.

Engineering & ESIA Synergies:

Environmental know how integrates 360° ELC’s eco-friendly and neutral impact project solutions. These cover flood control, water resources planning, river and basin management, watershed erosion prevention as well as high tech engineering and management for Technical - Economic Assessments, Master Plans.

Synergies occur mostly at level of Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies, Tender and Detailed Designs, Rehabilitations and Repowering, Supervision of Construction and Works Commissioning, Factory Inspections, up to Capacity Building, Public and Private Sector Development, National Power Sector Reforms and Privatizations.

ELC Key Performance & International Reliability: As of January 2018, ELC technical capabilities are supported by 1,779 successful assignments with a geographical reach up to 95 Nations. Solid Project Management experience has been achieved in difficult and often seismically active regions, such as the Andes of Peru, Chile up to Ecuador and all Central America as well as in Italy, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Tajikistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia

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Lumut Balai Geothermal Project, Indonesia Tendaho Geothermal Project, Ethiopia: Exploration Well Menengai Geothermal Project, Kenya: Field View Blawan Ijen Geothermal Project, Indonesia: Caldera Kamojang V, Indonesia Varna, Bulgaria: 1260 MW Coal Fired Power Plant

ELC key achievements Breakdown by No. / Size

  • Thermal and Geothermal Power Plants:
    138 / 54,900 MW
  • Hydroelectric Power Plants:
    93 / 149,500 MW
  • Revamping and Re-powering of H.P.P. & T.P.P.:
    23 / 26,060 MW
  • Cogeneration plants:
    3 / 160 MW
  • Transmission Lines (up to 750 kV):
    117 / 18,600 km
  • Substations:
    219
  • Dams & Appurtenant Structures:
    172
  • Irrigation Projects - Total irrigated area:
    1,500,000 ha

Most Challenging Projects: the consultant easily deals with and overcomes the swift execution of Projects in the most challenging environmental, climatic, seismic and geological regions, as the:

  • Italian Alps and the steep and rugged Himalayan Region with young geology
  • Horn of Africa, the African Rift Valley and the Sub Saharan Region
  • Tropical South East Asia and the seismically active volcanic belt of the ring of fire
  • Central & South America Andes and the range of Quaternary Volcanoes

Problem solver: ELC-Electroconsult has earned a reputation of ingenious problem solver of complex Hydropower, Geothermal / Thermal and HVTL Projects:

  1. Sanxia / Three Gorges MPP, China. . 25,000 MW. First Stage cofferdam, main second stage upstream and downstream cofferdams Basic Design, Review of geological conditions, Construction Technologies and methods, Construction Planning, Cost estimate.
  2. Itaipu HPP, Brazil. 14,300 MW. Pre-feasibility, Feasibility, Contract Design, Assistance to Bidding, Detailed Design, Construction Supervision Management, Commissioning.
  3. Grand Inga & Lower Zaire MPP, Zaire/ D.R. Congo. 34,500 MW. 46 units and associated HVTL and Distrbution systems. Technical Advice, Preliminary Design, Masterplan, Environmental Studies. Largest HPP Project ever been made in the World.
  4. Pancheswar MPP, Nepal. 7,200 MW. Basic and Pre-Feasibility Study, Technical Advisory, Master Plan, Environmental Studies.
  5. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project, HPP, Ethiopia. 6,000 MW. Feasibility, Contract Design, Assistance to Bidding, Detailed Design, Construction Supervision Management, Commissioning, and associated T&D works. Work in progress
  6. Rogun HPP, Tajikistan. 3,600 MW. World’s Tallest 340 meters high Rock- fill Dam. Basic Studies, Preliminary Design, Master Plan, ESIA Studies with associated HVTL&D. Work in progress.
  7. Hydroelectric HPP Simón Bolívar de Guri, Venezuela. 10,250 MW. Management and Specialized Technical Services for the Rehabilitation of the Units 1 to 6 of the Powerhouse I. With the refurbishing the total installed capacity of the plant will grow up to 10,950 MW. Work in progress.
  8. Eastern Electricity Highway Ethiopia - Kenya Power Systems Interconnection. 500 kV HVDC. Transmission Line (1,100 km) and No. 2 Converting Stations (2,000 MW). Review of FS, ESIA,Training and Construction Supervision. Work in progress.
  9. Overhead Line Java-Bali Crossing Project, Indonesia. 500 kV HVAC. ESIA, Procurement, Training and Construction Supervision 220 km, expansion of 500 kV GIS substation, Substation 500 kV/150 kV, 2x500 MVA.
  10. Lumut Balai Geothermal Power Plants - Indonesia. 2 x 55 MW. ESIA, Front End Engineering and Design, Bidding Documents, Construction Supervision. Work in progress.
  11. Hululais Geothermal Power Plants - Indonesia. 2 x 55 MW. ESIA, Front End Engineering and Design, Bid-ding Documents, Construction Supervision. Work in progress.
  12. Lynchburg CHP, U.S.A. 18 MW. Feasibility Study and Design for co-generative Biomass Fuelled Power Plant integrated in a paper mill factory. Work in progress.

ELC International Banks Accreditations: ELC is accredited with all major financial institutions and Banks. 95% of the Consultant turnover is made through funding by the World Bank, ADB, JICA, BID, ICEIDA, AFD, JBIC, AfDB, KFW, EBRD, IDB, NDF and AFC and is therefore well acquainted with reporting and presentations made in these international style and formats.

The compliance with the high integrity policy of the Firm and with the International Safeguards Standards set by the main International Financing Institution is a constant goal in our quality ISO 9001 and safety OHSAS 18001:2007 certified working process

 

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Al Hartha, Iraq: Conventional Steam Plant, 800 MW Ethio-Kenya Power Systems Interconnection: 500 kV HVDC Transmission Line and Substations

ELC Performance Management Procedure: ELC has in place just in time Complaint Handling Procedure through dedicated 24 hours / 7 days a week respon-siveness to any unprompted circumstance within the Project Management value chain.

The Performance Management Analysis procedure is a standard policy in place to duly confront and overcome any rare and eventual sub-ideal performance.

The ISO independent quality inspection, performed mandatorily each year by an independent third party certifying authority, has so far never detected a flaw neither in ELC’s quality nor in lack of Experts performance of any Project.

The preventive Analysis of Variance and Deviations (AOV) and the Adaptive Organization Management (AOM) guarantee, ex ante, a tight budgetary control, effective time sheets management, adequacy verification of Personnel performance and continuous levelling of available resources towards each and any task.

Effective contingency planning completes and integrates ELC’s Quality Measurement System (QMS) Plan by anticipating obstacles and timely define alternative strategies so to ensure that the Project reaches, and possibly exceeds, the long term objectives of the Assignment.

Quality performance insurance over the life of the Assignment: Quality evaluations and screening tests to enhance the Project Management output are ensured by the Consult-ant’s double circuit, independent quality cross checks made by the Quality Review Board.

These audits, carried out each trimester, qualify and scrutinize the conformity of the Project Management with ELC’s Quality Compliance Process (QCP). Only the complete Technical analysis, validation and approval of each and any policy and procedure steps ensures a timely, swift and safe Project implementation throughout the life of the Assignment.

Consultant’s innovative problem analysis and decision making methodology allows prevention and, at need, ready confrontation of any possible sudden engineering management issue - or quest for special action steps - which might be caused by previously not foreseeable Project issues.

The consistent Capability Study Review provides early qualitative or quantitative warning with responsive and timely re-engineering of any sub-critical factor. This process manages the consistent levelling of technical and managerial resources, ensures just in time earned value, and compensates shortfalls.

Guarantee of professional services: ELC’s Adaptive Organization Management relies on two-way certified information exchange based on Consultant’s integrity and respect of the letter and the spirit of the contractual agreement with the Client. The swift continuity of professional services throughout the duration of the entire Project is achieved through the peer to peer adaptive organizational pyramid.

In this working scheme both parties have a clear cross check observation on the critical issues of the levelling of professional resources, the anticipation of issues, the problem solving and the realignment of any eventual devia-tion. This methodology allows automatic and shared resources benchmarking, therefore keeping in due course the timing of the deliverables so to consistently meet the Project key milestones.

  • The Process Capability Study (PCS) identifies the few, but critical, Project characteristics that merit an in depth, full capability analysis.
  • The Process Performance Analysis (PPA) versus Project specifications provides the process performance index to be benchmarked. Gap & Remedy Analysis of the control charts ensures the just in time coordina-tion and consistent Project assessment.

This structured and disciplined Quality Management System (QMS) allows ELC’s early and consistent identification of any eventual Process limit -if any-. ELC Electroconsult S.p.A process control and assessment tools are there-fore able to define, analyze and prevent any Project deviation, or non - conformity, through the block mode by the Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).

ELC Power & Organization Charts: The below charts evidence a clear-cut, result oriented, and flexible structure so to efficiently focus on Client’s re-quirements:

Organization chart

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Darajat Geothermal Project, Indonesia: Conveyance System Bobov Dol, Bulgaria: 840 MW Coal Fired Power Plant Kyrgyzstan: 500 kV T.L. Refurbishing Lubuk-Linggau, Indonesia: 150 kV Substation Eldoret-Kitale, Kenya: 132 kV KEEP Project

ELC Corporate Structure: ELC Milan organization accounts for 124 Experts between permanent and exclusive consultants. 79 % of these professionals have a M.Sc. degree and 6% with a Ph.D. and with an average service time in ELC of over 19 years. Full integration and knowledge transfer between Local and International Experts is the key of success within each assignment. Besides Milan HQ, additional Regional offices are located in Jakarta (Indonesia), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Nairobi (Kenya), Dar Es Salam (Tanzania), Lilongwe (Malawi), Erbil (Kurdistan), Rogun (Tajikistan), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Guri (Venezuela) with Local and International Permanent Senior Management with proactive service and field operations excellence.

In order to enhance organizational flexibility of the SBU’s, the Consultant can rely on additional 76 selected part time Associates with highly specialized skills in Power Generation, HVTL and Environmental & Social Power Projects Management. These Senior Experts respond fully to any project peculiarity where Consultant’s direction and review by internationally recognized experts provides outstanding, permanent value to the project. This provides innovation technology in swift response to Client’s need for highly specialized services.

The ELC SBU’s Organization Chart and the interactive workflow: Earth Science and Environment Power Generation, Hydraulics and Infrastructures, T&D Strategic Business Units are flexibly organised so to establish qualified and efficient work procedures and the deriving synergies so to meet the Project objectives. Effective intergroup communication ensures that International Senior experts and the entire ELC staff is consistently and coherently in full control of any organizational aspect or issue during each phase of the Project rollout

Power Generation Hydraulics and Infrastructure Power Transmission and Distribution Earth Science and Environment
Hydroelectric Power Plants
Geothermal Power Plants
Thermal Power Plants
Cogeneration
Dams
Hydraulic Engineering
Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Water Supply
Sewerage System
Master Plan and PSA
Substations
Transmission System
Distribution System
Control System (SCADA-SSI)
Protection and Telecommunication Sy-stem
Geosciences (Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics)
Environmental and Social Studies
Hydrology

BACKSTOPPING, QUALITY ASSURANCE & ISO 9001:2008 - BS OHSAS 18001:2007: As shown by the below charts, ELC’s Adaptive Organization Management ensures effective and state of the art Project Management Planning which targets the prevention of any arising organizational problem.

Effective Inter-Group decision making is conducted through the S.W.O.T. Analysis, by comparing each project alternative through the Strengths Vs. Weakness and Opportunities Vs. Threats methodology. S.W.O.T provides a clear matrix to consistently organize the steady flow of the Project tasks. The continuous review and prioritization of internal and external critical success factors (Strengths & Opportunities) ensures the reach of long term sustainability advantages. On the other hand, exclusion of any less desirable options or disadvantages (Weakness and Threats) prevent costly organizational issues.

SWOT

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Java-Bali interconnection, Indonesia:
500 kV Transmission Line G.E.R.D., Ethiopia: 400 kV Transmission Line Eldoret-Kitale, Kenya: Ethiopia: Gibe II first 400 kV Transmission Line ELC BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification ELC UNI ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Execution productivity gains in key areas i.e.: the Analysis of Variance and Deviations (AOV) towards the work schedule, tight budgetary control, effective time sheets management, adequacy verification and continuous levelling of available resources towards each task. Needless to say, effective contingency planning completes and integrates ELC’s Quality Measurement System (QMS) Plan by anticipating obstacles and timely define alternative strategies.

Consultant’s innovative problem analysis and decision making allows prevention and, at need, ready confrontation of any possible sudden engineering management issue - or quest for special action steps - which might be caused by pre-viously not foreseeable Project issues.

Pro-active trouble shooting is taken care by Consultant’s efficient backstopping matrix and by Zero Defect/ Quality Guarantee Management which is ensured both at Design stage and at Construction Supervision level.

AOM

Quality evaluations and tests to enhance the Project design are ensured by the Consultant’s double circuit, independent quality cross checks. These audits qualify and scrutinize the conformity with the Quality Compliance Process (QCP). Only the complete Technical analysis, validation and approval of each and any policy & procedure steps ensures a swift and safe Project implementation.

ELC’s Adaptive Organization Management relies on two way communication and swift coordination through the peer to peer adaptive organizational pyramid. This allows automatic and shared knowledge benchmark, therefore keeping in due course the timing of the deliverables, meeting the Project key milestones.

  • The Process Capability Study (PCS) identifies the few, but critical, Project characteristics that merit an in depth, full capability analysis.
  • The Process Performance Analysis (PPA) versus design specifications provides the process performance indi-ces to be benchmarked. Gap & Remedy Analysis of the control charts ensures the just in time coordination and consistent Project assessment.
  • The Consultant’s Quality Management System (QMS) therefore ensures a safety network which provides a “no surprise” Project Management achieving a solid knowledge sharing link with the Client, the Contractor up to the Lending Agency with the Consultant Organization, both in Field and in the Milan Home Office.

    Quality Management System

    ELC Electroconsult ‘s Operations benefit of a solid organizational backstopping savvy which is able to consolidate Pro-ject’s strengths, compensate for any eventual arising weakness, identify new opportunities preventing threats through high technology creative problem solving methodology.

    This reliability & maintainability of Project focus is furtherly ensured by the clear executional breakdown of operational chores planning. Precise scheduling and flawless execution is enforced through the strict guidelines of the O.G.S.A.M. Masterplan work methodology. This matrix allows the match through only one electronic control sheet, of the execution conformity with the Project Objectives, Goals, Strategies, Action and final Measurement of results against the scheduled Project objectives.

    OGSAM

    This structured and disciplined Quality Management System (QMS) allows ELC’s early and consistent identification of any eventual Process limit -if any-.

    The consistent Capability Study Review provides early qualitative or quantitative warning with responsive and timely re-engineering of any sub-critical factor managing consistent resources levelling, just in time earned value, compensating shortfalls. The output of this working methodology ensures analytic review of the steady progress appraisal achieved throughout the endurance of the whole assignment.

    Disciplined interaction with the Client is made through validation of any output provided by internal and external project functions, key words being a consolidated scientific, independent, critical and open approach. This maximizes the quali-ty engineering and ensures consistent managerial performance by constantly screening the overall investment efficiency and, ultimately, the safe and timely delivery of the Project. Remote projects can take advantage by the full capabilities of the aforementioned working system as it may be utilized from a workstation located in the home office, the field, by the client and suppliers through high security web access.

    ELC fully understands that timing and timeliness can make an essential difference to the Client for the value which is added by the Consultant. Therefore ELC makes use of its global and local expertise to deliver and share the best engi-neering knowledge values with the Client’s staff, going therefore beyond local knowledge.

    ELC’s Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) interacts and coordinates with the Senior Advisory Panel Review Board (ARB) which evaluates, controls, tests and qualifies further the Process & Performance Capability (PPC) of any Project. Key principles being the continuous improvement, through dipstick analysis and review of the Project key performance indi-cators. Ultimately, the ELC backstopping and quality assurance structure provides all the required expertise and back-up tools, in abidance with the Total Quality Management System Certification UNI EN ISO 9001:2008, firstly released in year 1991.

    ELC Electroconsult S.p.A also fully complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Management System being certi-fied with the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 with specific certification for the Design, Construction Supervision, and Feasibility Studies, as defined by Scopes EA: 34. ELC’s appropriate Reliability, Safety, Hazard procedures and ELC’s process control and assessment tools define, analyse and prevent any Project deviation, or non - conformity, through the block mode by the Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).

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