Asia Biogas Appoints Ralph Ferrell New Head of Engineering and Construction 14 December 2017
Singapore – Asia Biogas Singapore Pte Ltd (Asia Biogas) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ralph Ferrell as Group Head of Engineering and Construction.
Mr. Ferrell has over forty year’s Project Management Experience in Engineering, Construction and Commissioning of various Fossil (Coal and CCGT), Renewables (Solar, WTE, and Biogas) and Nuclear Power Projects. Immediately prior to joining Asia Biogas he was the Commissioning Manager at the Mae Moh Replacement Project (600 MW) in Lampang, Thailand. Prior to this he was the OE Commissioning Manager for a 420MW Coal Project at Pagbilao 3 in the Philippines and the Site Manager for WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff in Saudi Arabia on a 384 MW cogeneration project. He has previously held the position of Engineering Manager at OWL Energy in Bangkok providing consulting engineering services across Solar PV, Biogas and Waste to Energy projects.
“I am delighted to take on this role as Asia Biogas has a great opportunity to deliver biogas projects in Thailand and around the region. I was impressed by the Asia Biogas team when I reviewed the Krabi Waste to Energy project. I saw a young team that was eager, hard-working and committed to delivering an excellent biogas to power project.”
Asia Biogas CEO Des Godson said:
“Ralph first worked as a Lender’s Engineer on our Krabi Waste to Energy project. When we decided to hire someone with world-class engineering and project management expertise, Ralph was the natural choice. I am delighted he has agreed to join the Asia Biogas team. His knowledge and experience will help us deliver on our promise of Excellence in Biogas. And his mentoring skills will strengthen our team of engineers and developers.”
About Asia Biogas
Asia Biogas is the leading biogas energy group in Southeast Asia. Headquartered in Thailand, and with offices in Indonesia and Singapore, the group has designed or built over 90 biogas plants across Southeast Asia. We own and operate nine projects in Thailand, and one each in Indonesia and Laos, treating agro-industrial wastewater such as palm oil mill effluent (POME), cassava starch wastewater, and solids such as decanter cake, cassava pulp and dairy farm waste.
Anaerobic digestion is the process whereby organic waste is converted to biogas, a combination of methane and CO2. Biogas can be used as a fuel for heating or power generation, or it can be easily upgraded to biomethane and used as a transport fuel. The remaining organic material is a valuable fertiliser product.
Biogas projects make a meaningful contribution towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations. Not only do biogas plants produce clean energy, they also clean up wastewater by reducing organic content as much as 99 per cent, and by reducing water pollution and odour problems. We estimate that biogas production generates 50 times the greenhouse gas emission reductions, and four times the amount of energy, on a per megawatt-installed basis, compared with solar photovoltaic. Biogas plants also create good quality jobs in rural areas.
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