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Sudhakar Vallala P. Engg.

244 Panamount Lane NW, Calgary, AB-T3K 5Y3, Phone# 403-640-7287, Cell# 403-383-8555
e-mail ID : sxvallala@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE

A position in EPCM or Operating company in Oil & Gas, Power & Petrochemical Industry for Sr Rotating
Equipment Engineer or Project Engineer in Heavy Oil or Refinery or power projects.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Over Thirty Five years of diversified experience with EPCM companies in North America and multinational
engineering organizations. Involved in rotating equipment engineering, mechanical engineering, project
engineering, and field engineering support for Oil and Gas Industry, SAGD projects, , Co-generation Plants,
Power Projects and Petrochemical Projects. Well versed with the API standards for Pumps, Steam Turbines, Gas
Turbines, Compressors.

EDUCATION

M. Tech (Turbo-machinery) 1977-1979


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, India
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) 1967-1973
Osmania University, Hyderabad , India.

Nationality: CANADIAN CITIZEN

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bantrel, Calgary, Canada Sept 08 – Dec 08

Rotating Equipment Lead & Mechanical Dy. Lead for Suncor Voyageur Project

Lead for rotating equipment responsible for API pumps with steam turbine drives, ANSI Pumps, chemical
injection pumps and steam turbine generator. Activities included are review of vendor drawings, participation in
Hazop and model reviews, inputs to other disciplines, client interface, inspection schedules. Also Mechanical Sub
Lead to monitor the mechanical activities, schedule, progress and supervise mechanical team to support overall
mechanical lead.
SNC-LAVALIN INC., Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 2006-Sept 08
Rotating Equipment Specialist & Mechanical Discipline Lead- Husky Sunrise SAGD Project
Responsible for API, ANSI & PC Pumps, chemical injection packages, Vapour Recovery Unit, packaged Instrument
Air Compressor Unit with steam turbine drives. Activities included are preparation of data sheets, review of client
specifications, issue of Material Requisitions, review of bids, preparation of bid tabs, interface with client, inputs to
other disciplines, interface with procurement. Mechanical Lead for EDS and EPC phases of Oil Processing Plant for
Husky Sunrise SAGD project (January 2008 –Sept 08) for 60,000 barrels Bitumen production. Responsible for
Mechanical discipline supervision and monitoring the progress, schedule & budget. Also provided the estimates for
EPC part of the project.
Rotating Equipment Lead & Mechanical Overall Discipline Lead Engineer, North West Upgrader
Responsible for Centrifugal compressors, Recip. Compressors, API process pumps, ANSI pumps, Recip. Pumps,
Reactor Ebullating pumps with steam turbine drives. Involved in finalizing the Supplier's Choice (SOC) with
Gefor centrifugal compressor and, process pumps. Awarded Ebullating pumps on Flowserve and completed the
vendor drawing reviews. Activities included are preparation of data sheets, review of client specifications, issue
of Material Requisitions, review of bids, preparation of bid tabs, interface with client, inputs to other
disciplines, interface with procurement. Mechanical Overall Lead for EDS phase & Mechanical Lead for Crude
Vacuum Unit for EPC phase of North West Upgrading of Oil Sands, Sturgeon Country, Alberta, Canada (July
2006 – January 2008). Lead activities were supervision of mechanical activities, staffing plan, monitoring and
controlling the progress, budget and schedule, provided inputs to other disciplines and estimating group.

Bantrel, Calgary, Canada June 2002- July 2006


Rotating Equipment Lead & Mechanical Lead:

Shell AOSP Expansion (Upgrader)

Rotating Equipment Lead for U&O and Sulphur Units . Responsible for API/ANSI pumps, Cooling Water
Pumps, Boiler Feed Water Pumps, PC pumps, Sulpher Pumps, Instrument Air Compressor, VRU, Steam Turbine
Generator, Chemical Injection package and, Tank Mixers. The activities involved review of Shell Global
specifications, preparation of data sheets, Material Requisitions (Mrs), evaluation of bids, preparation of TBEs,
issue purchase requisitions, vendor and client interface, participated Hazop & model reviews, inputs to other
disciplines and project management.

Mechanical Lead for U&O, Shell AOSP Upgrader involving approximately 450 tag numbers. Responsible for
supervision of preparation of specifications, data sheets, MRs, bid evaluation of mechanical equipment in U&O
which include major equipment like package boiler, steam turbine generator, cooling tower, heat exchangers of
different types, pumps, compressors, raw water treatment, waste water treatment plants, flare, vapor combustion
units and chemical packages. Responsible for man hour estimation, staffing mechanical group, providing
mechanical inputs to estimating group, supervision of mechanical activities and monitoring the progress,
schedule and budget of mechanical group.

ENCANA, Christian Lake De-bottleneck Project

Mechanical Lead for preparation of DBM and EDS of expansion of Christina Lake Phase-1 from 10,000 bpd to
20,000 bpd. Involved in preparation of specifications, data sheets and material requisitions for the mechanical for
Once Through Steam Generator (OTSG), Produced Water treatment packages, Warm Lime Softener, After
Filters, SACs, IGF, separators, process drums, vessels, chemical injection packages, tanks, pumps, etc.
Responsible for supervision of mechanical activities, monitoring progress, schedules and budget of the
mechanical group.

Petro Canada EDD (U&O), Edmonton


Package Equipment Lead. Duties and responsibilities included, preparation of datasheets, specification, RFQs for
package equipment, bid evaluation, preparation of technical bid tabs, review bid tabs with client, preparation of
RFPs, vendor drawing reviews, Co-ordination of inputs to other disciplines.
ENCANA, Christian Lake Brackish Water Project:

Mechanical Lead for conversion of existing plant into Brackish Water. Responsible for mechanical systems and
equipment for Water Treatment package, HVAC, tanks and pumps. Supervision of mechanical activities and
monitoring of schedule, progress and budget of Mechanical group.

ENCANA, Christian Lake SAGD Project:

Mechanical Lead responsible for the preparation of DBM for 60,000 bpd expansion project at Christina Lake.
Prepared mechanical scope, specifications, data sheets, MSDs and budget quotes for the estimation. Supported
preparation of P&IDs, Hazop and model reviews. Supported Piping, Electrical and Civil groups in preparation of
the technical documents and estimation of quantities. Prepared write ups for mechanical equipment for DBM
and reviewed cost estimation for each equipment. Responsible for supervision of mechanical activities and
monitoring the progress, schedule and budget of mechanical group.

Imperial Oil, Sarnia Co-generation Project

Gas Turbine Engineer & Mechanical Lead responsible for the mechanical systems and equipment Gas turbine
(Frame 7EA) from GE, HRSG, Fuel gas conditioning/Filtration, fuel gas heater and auxiliaries. Supervision of
mechanical activities and monitoring of schedule, progress and budget of Mechanical group.

Bechtel, Fredrick, USA & Bechtel India Nov 1996- May2002

Engineering Group Supervisor(EGS)


Reporting to Project Engineer and Chief Mechanical Engineer, responsibilities include engineering of LSTK
Power Projects and Petrochemical and Oil & Gas projects. Projects participated include:

La Rosita 900MW Combined Cycle Power Project (Lump Sum) located at Mexicali in Mexico :

Responsible for developing technical proposal and estimates of the project before release of Notice to Proceed
(NTP) by client. Responsible for execution of project as EGS –Mechanical which involves preparation of
Division of Responsibility (DOR) between Frederick and New Delhi office, P&IDs, system design, preparation of
equipment sizing, equipment data sheets & specifications, material requisitions, bid evaluation, vendor drawing
reviews, design reviews with client, vendor co-ordination, savings in project cost through Total Installed Cost
(TIC) Program, implementation of Lessons Learnt, specifying the equipment and designing the systems on As
Sold basis, supervising and monitoring mechanical group activities, monitoring project schedules, co-ordination
with construction and start-up at job site, engineering progress review with Project Management, participated in
six-sigma program for the project. Also supported Project Engineer (PE) as shadow PE for engineering co-
ordination and in resolving project engineering issues related to field and inter-discipline.

Bajio 600MW Combined Cycle Power Project located at San Luis De La Paz in Mexico :

Responsible for developing technical proposal and estimates for the project before NTP of project. Responsible
for execution of project as EGS –Mechanical which involves preparation of preparation of Division of
Responsibility (DOR) between Frederick and New Delhi office, P&IDs, system design, equipment sizing,
preparation of equipment specifications, material requisitions, bid evaluation, vendor drawing reviews, design
reviews with client, vendor co-ordination, savings in project cost through Total Installed Cost (TIC) Program,
implementation of Lessons Learnt, specifying the equipment and designing the systems on As Sold basis,
supervising and monitoring mechanical group activities, monitoring project schedules, co-ordination with
construction and start-up at job site, engineering progress review with Project Management. Also supported
Project Engineer (PE) in resolving project engineering issues related to field, start-up and inter-discipline.

Red Hills 500MW CFBC based Power Project located in Mississippi in USA:

Worked as deputy EGS-Mechanical with the responsibilities of designing major systems in the project which
involves preparation of P&Ids, specification for the equipment, material requisitions, vendor drawing reviews,
vendor co-ordination, inter-discipline co-ordination, construction and start-up support. Prepared the performance
test procedures and Demonstration and Reliability test procedures for the project per contract.

Reliance Pretrochemicals Ltd, 18 mta capacity at Jamnagar, India

Worked as Resident Engineer at vendor’s facility from Bechtel to supervise engineering drawings approval,
inspection of Fr6 CTs, Generators, feedwater pumps, HRSGs, pumps, gear boxes, heatexchangers, CTG
auxiliaries on shop floor and release for shipping. Witnessed the performance tests of CT, Generators, feedwater
pumps and Gear Boxes. Also coordinated the inspection schedules for the project for the equipment supplied by
other vendors in India.

Head of Technical Proposals Group


Rolls Royce India Ltd April 1996 to Oct 1996

Head of the technical proposals group for EPC contracts in India for Independent Power Projects (IPPs). Worked
in Home Office at New Castle, UK and developed the technical proposals and estimates for EPC contracts for
Indian projects for 100MW and 200MW Combined Cycle Power Projects as reference plants in association with
Black & Veach.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Hyderabad, India 1974 to 1996

1993 to 1996

Head of the technical and commercial proposals group for equipment and services (engineering, procurement,
construction and start-up) offered for petrochemical refineries, petrochemical complexes, gas transportation pipe
line, fertilizer plants, steel industry, combined cycle power projects, co-generation plants, coal based power
plants. The major equipment involved for these projects are CTGs, STG, Compressor packages for process gases,
steam generator, pumps, heat exchangers auxiliary equipment. Participated in proposal for HBJ pipe line gas
booster stations for 33 mcmpd NG in India with Nuvo Pignone, Italy as consortium partner. Dealt with major
international engineering consultants viz Bechtel, Snam Progetti, Kellog, Holder Topse, Chiyoda, Toyo
Engineering, ABB-Lumus

1988- 1993

Project Manager for 150MW Combined Cycle Project GIPLC, Baroda, India, 100 MW AEC, Combined Cycle
Project Ahmedabad, India, 67.5 MW Coal fired Power Project, TISCO, Jemshedpur, India, 30MW Captive
Power Plant, TISCO, Jemshedpur India. Responsible for monitoring the project activities in engineering,
procurement, installation, start-up and handing over of the plant to the client for the equipment supplied by the
company. Also responsible for billing, monitoring cash in flow/outflow and cost control of the project. The major
equipment involved in the projects were STGs, CTGs, HRSGs, feedwater pumps, condensate pumps, circulating
water pumps, heat exchangers and auxiliaries.
Also worked as performance test manager for 100MW AEC, Combined Cycle Power Plant and was responsible
for preparation of the performance test procedure of the plant, conducting the performance tests to meet the
guaranteed output, heat rate and reliability test per contract and handing over the plant for commercial use.

1984-1988

Head of the Project Engineering Group for the solid fuel power plants, Captive Power Plants, Combine Cycle
Power Plants, Co-generation plants, process compressors and auxiliaries for refineries, fertilizer plants, oil & gas
industries and metals and mining industries. The responsibilities were a single point engineering co-ordination for
the equipment and services offered by the company, customer co-ordination, inter-discipline co-ordination, co-
ordination with Owner’s engineer and engineering support to procurement, construction and start up during
execution of the project.

1979-1984

Prepared performance test procedures per IEC, PTC and DIN standards, conducted the performance tests at the
field and evaluated the test results for the 110 MW GNDTP, Bhatinda, 110MW Kota TPS and 120 MW Nalco,
Angul projects in India.
Supported job sites during construction, start-up and operation of the power plants as a field engineer from Home
Office. The projects were captive power plants less than 30 MW, 67.5 MW, 110MW and 120MW power projects
in India. Also responsible for preparation of O&M manuals and Spare Parts for the projects.

1974-1976

Joined the company as Graduate Engineer Trainee in 1974. After induction training in the company joined the
Steam Turbine Engineering for design and issue of engineering documents for manufacture of steam turbines
from 10 MW to 120 MW manufactured in collaboration with Siemens, Germany. Supported the manufacturing
activities and shop testing of steam turbines.

Perception of the people:

1. “Shown excellent leadership of the mechanical department and interface with other disciplines”. Jim Quinn,
Vice President, NWU.
2.“The final EPR for the Bajio Mechanical Team has them on budget and ahead of schedule. A well deserved
congratulations to Dan Steinberg and Sudhakar Vallala for their solid leadership throughout the project and
thanks to everyone on their team that made the project success. It happens seldom enough to complete the project
mechanical engineering with the budgets and schedules that we really need to celebrate our success when it
happens…..In addition to doing an excellent job in executing the predictable part of the project, the entire
project team has responded to the uncertainties in a mature thought through manner”. By Don Kaelber,
Mechanical Chief Engineer, Bechtel, Frederick, USA
3.“I would like to point out that the 90 day effort was completed in just 60 days to support LSTK schedule.
Sudhakar deserves special recognition as New Delhi, India team lead….he exhibited solid leadership
characteristics and developed several workarounds to keep the effort moving forward. He is technically excellent
and has good organizing skills and met every schedule and budget constraint.” By Andrew Chrusciel, Chief,
FTG, Bechtel, Frederick, USA
4.“Excellent progress and performance. Keep up the good work and thanks to you and your team for all the hard
work” By Laxman Odedra, Managing Director, Bechtel, New Delhi, India

References:
Shall be provided on request