DIRECTOR’S PROFILE Ashwani is a leader and technical expert in the mechanical, steel structure, project engineering and management profession for more than 35 years. During this time,he worked with an array of industry leading firms in Australia and overseas includingWorleyParsons, GHD, G&LV Dorr-Oliver (now Flsmidth), CSR, Boral, ITT Flyght, Boeing, QANTAS, BluescopeLysaght, Hutchison, Telstra and ANSTO. His vast experience ensures continuous innovation and adaptability to new technologies, projects and firms. Ashwani’s expertise lies in mechanical, steel structure, special purpose machines, pumps and piping, inspection & testing, construction and maintenance supervision, project management, contract management and business development. MAIN INDUSTRIES WORKED FOR • Sugar, cement, thermal power and metal smelters process plants • Brick and Gyprock process plants • Telecommunication - Mobile base stations • Steel structures • Dams, Fish ways, water and forest flooding with corrosion resistance • Steel, Alumina, Coal & Copper mines located in Australia, India and overseas • Nuclear plants • Pumps and pipe (gas, fluid and slurry) works • Industrial and ship to shore Cranes includes automatic car parking system • Aircrafts hydraulics, pneumatics, brakes systems and maintenance hangers • Metal and Rubbish recycling • Project management • Engineering Consultants KEY ACHIEVEMENTS • Designed an innovative automatic fast change system for Form Rolls and a Vacuum Box solution for CSR Gyprock fiber cement, reducing production time from 45 minutes to 3. • Designed an automated solution for production line steel stamping for OneSteel including automatic product alignment and sensors. This was previously a manual process. • Designed a flexible solution to retrofit an existing 5000HP electric motor on a 6000HP motor base frame, previously deemed to be impossible by English Electric Company. This saved OneSteel the cost of a new 6000HP electric motor. • Construction supervisor and compliance officer for mechanical and steel structure of Shannon Creek Dam in NSW ($350m project). • Saved the replacement of three Quench Tower pumps subsequent to a detailed design review of the complete pumping system for increased flow rate, for BHP. • Saved over $2M in liquidated damages claims due to rigorous contract management. • Investigated failed DN400 Butterfly valves for OneSteel and found they had manufacturing defects and therefore the manufacturer accepted the responsibility and replaced all valves. • Member of Defect Investigation team in aviation industries. • Written a book on “Production Productivity and Cost Effectiveness”. KEY PROJECTS • Acid and filtration plant upgrade- BHP Olympic Dam • Pellet plant, Reheat furnace and Steel making plant upgrades- OnesteelWhyalla • Coke oven gas pipe line modification for OneSteelWhyalla • Plant Transformation and Tellurium project - Nyrstar Port Pirie • Alumina smelter upgrade- Rio-Tinto • Brownfield TSL project – Kazakhmhys in Russia • New dam design and construct project - Shannon creek dam NSW • Ravensworth coal mine upgrade in Hunter valley • Emergency plant flooding system – ANSTO NSW • Mobile base stations D&C – Hutchinson-Orange – NDC • Alumina plant upgrade – Hindalco-Muri India through FLSmidth • Coal and ash handling plant D&C- Coal India and FG Thermal Power plant – India • Light combat aircraft project – HAL India • JaypeeRewa and Padang cement plant – Holtec India • Upgrade of Dhampur Sugar Plant using Australian TRPF system – Sumec India EDUCATION Ashwani holds a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering Mechanical, (Honors) from University of Allahabad, India, 1981 REGISTRATIONS/AFFILIATIONS Member of Institution of Engineers, Australia (Eligible for CPEng.) Ex. Member of Institution of Engineers, India (till 1993) OH&S – Construction Induction –Western Australia SPECIFIC TECHNICAL EXPERTISE/SPECIALIST COURSES 3D-AutoCAD, TQC & QA and FEA (Stand VI) Ultimo TAFE, Sydney, 1995 MS Project, Microstran, AutoPipeV8i and AFT Fathom software. Tekla structures, SDD/2 for steel fabrication drawings.
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