OUR CLIENT MAKES AN ENORMOUS COMMITMENT IN DECIDING TO BUILD AN ENERGY FACILITY, AND IS GENERALLY NOT IN THE PROJECT BUSINESS. WE ARE
ENTRUSTED TO BRING SPECIFIC PROJECT DELIVERY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TO BEAR, AND WE HOLD OUR CLIENT'S PRIORITIES, OBJECTIVES AND INTERESTS
CLOSE TO HEART.
WE TAKE A NO-NONSENSE APPROACH TO DELIVERING A CLIENT'S PROJECT INTO COMMERCIAL OPERATION. OUR UNIVERSE CONSISTS OF TECHNICAL
CONTENT, COMMERCIAL ARRANGEMENTS, LOGISTICAL ELEMENTS, RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PROJECT PARTICIPANTS, AND GOVERNING LAWS AND
WE ENDEAVOR TO HARMONIZE THE PROJECT UNIVERSE SO AS TO MINIMIZE FRICTION, DELAY AND COST OVERRUNS: WE HARMONIZE THE ALLOCATION OF
RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES WITH COORDINATED CONTRACTS IN SCOPE AND TERMS; WE HARMONIZE ORDERLY PROGRESS WITH LOGIC DRIVEN
SCHEDULING DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE UPSETS WITH ALTERNATIVE PROGRESS PATHS; WE HARMONIZE THE PERFORMANCE OF PROJECT PARTICIPANTS
WITH CLARITY AND PRECISION IN ALL AGREEMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES; AND WE HARMONIZE THE PROJECT TO GOVERNING REGULATIONS
ENSURING TIMELY AND PROPERLY DOCUMENTED FILINGS AND COMPLIANCE MEASURES ARE IN PLACE.
OUR MULTIDISCIPLINARY SKILLS AND EXTENSIVE PROJECT DELIVERY EXPERIENCE ENSURE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT HANDLING OF THE COMPLEXITIES
COMPRISING INTERTWINED TECHNICAL, COMMERCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES FACING PROJECT OWNERS.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR OUR KEY PEOPLE IS SET OUT BELOW.
|Biographical Summary -- Stephen K. Barnett, BSME, PE, JD
Graduating from Clemson University with a B.S. Mechanical Engineering in 1978, Stephen Barnett went to work as a
project engineer at the world headquarters of a multinational manufacturing corporation. Bringing with him five years
experience "on his tools" as a journeyman power plant pipe welder, Barnett found his heavy construction experience
combined nicely with his new-found diploma in delivering constructible design packages coordinated with equipment
deliveries and on-site activities at his employer's various plants in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK,
After a decade invested in designing and building heavy industrial process facilities, Barnett decided to focus on
power generation projects and joined a fast-track EPC contractor headquartered in Seattle, Washington. During his
11 year tenure Barnett graduated from engineering into project management, ultimately holding overall
responsibility for multiple international turnkey power plant projects located in Greece and Thailand. Barnett quickly
learned that teamwork is the cornerstone to successful "fast-track" project delivery, and focused on combining the
disparate skills of technical, commercial and logistical specialists in accommodating and exploiting unplanned
events and circumstances in order to create and preserve favorable outcomes exceeding management expectations.
Upon completing two turnkey power projects in Thailand in 1999, Barnett decided to add another dimension to his
knowledge and abilities by enrolling in law school. Graduating with academic honors from Georgia State University
College of Law in 2003, Barnett was admitted the same year to the State Bar of Georgia.
Upon admission to the Bar, Barnett was invited to join a small team of outside counsel engaged by the estate of
Enron Corporation and responsible for analysis and settlement of power project claims arising out of the famous
bankruptcy case. Throughout this two year assignment, Barnett received intense legal mentoring, and drew deeply
from his technical and commercial experience, finding he was uniquely enabled by his diverse background to grapple
with and resolve the complex issues underlying many of the claims asserted against the estate.
More recently, Barnett has represented multiple clients involved in project related arbitration and litigation; also
composing and prosecuting claims maximizing recovery of insured losses. Barnett has additionally drafted and
negotiated various project related contracts including: construction, sales, and services agreements; joint venture,
and consortium and partnership agreements; and O&M agreements.
Apart from the practice of law, Barnett has furnished project delivery, recovery and troubleshooting services to
power generation, biomass conversion and ethanol production asset owners. As the founding principal of EPDI,
Barnett dedicates personal attention to our clients in aggressively preserving their interests and achieving their
particular project related objectives
|Multidisciplinary Renewable Energy and Power
Generation Project Management, Recovery and
Troubleshooting Services Catering to Asset
Owners and Developers Around the World
|Biographical Summary -- Isaak G. Parastatides, P. Eng.
|Biographical Summary -- Eldon Doody, BSME, P.E.
|Isaak Parastatides heads up our Mediterranean Regional Office in Piraeus, Greece. His depth of experience in the maritime industry
and energy sector in Greece bring practical knowledge of engineered equipment procurement, project related commercial
arrangements, transnational logistics protocols and procedures, implementation of project related quality assurance and construction
site worker safety programs and an extensive network of fabrication, supply and services providers throughout Europe and the
Beyond Isaak's working knowledge of project delivery, he is also a licensed Naval Architect, Mechanical Engineer, and Electrical
Engineer. Isaak is active in several professional organizations in Greece including: Technical Chamber of Greece; Hellenic
Contractors Association for Public Works; Hellenic Association of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; Hellenic Association of
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers; and Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology.
Isaak is actively involved in the development of renewable energy resources and infrastructure in Greece; using his professional
credentials,and particular knowledge of energy project delivery gained since 1993 when he was a key member of the project
management team engaged in recovering a distressed combined cycle power generation facility for a multi-national contractor in
Greece. Isaak is particularly focused on the renewable energy sector not only because of its immediate environmental importance
and underlying regulatory mandates governing most Mediterranean and Balkan jurisdictions; but also because renewable energy is
necessarily a de-centralized market requiring delivery of multiple small scale facilities servicing municipalities and private enterprises
spread out across the region. This means the successful delivery of each project is greatly dependent on precisely tailored logistics
and local interfaces; and in an island rich country like Greece Isaak's knowledge and experience in maritime logistics play an
important role in each of the many island based renewable energy projects presently under development.
A synopsis of Isaak's qualifications and experience follows:
1986 -- Diploma in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (five year curriculum)
1987-1990 -- Engineering at shipyards for private sector and during service in Greek Navy.
1993-1996 -- Contracts and Procurement Manager for multinational contractor building USD 70 million power generation plant
in Lavrion Greece; also overseeing safety and quality assurance compliance during construction and
Since 1996 -- Principal owner of marine engineering services company; and managing director of Energy Project Delivery
regional offices in Piraeus, Greece.
Licenses and Professional Affiliations:
Licensed Naval Architect and Marine Engineer
Licensed Mechanical Engineer
Licensed Electrical Engineer
Technical Chamber of Greece
Hellenic Contractors Association for Public Works
Hellenic Association of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Hellenic Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology.
Dave Gale enrolled in The Citadel on an athletic scholarship, majoring in Civil Engineering. After an undistinguished athletic career he
graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering and accepted his direct commission into the officer ranks of the US Army.
Two tours of duty in Combat Engineer Battalions ended in an Honorable Discharge as a Captain in the USAR. In between those tours
Gale attended Georgia Tech receiving an MS in Civil Engineering.
Early civilian career pursuits were in the general contracting business as an estimator, project manager, partner and then owner of a
concrete structures contracting company specializing pre-stressed cantilevered and otherwise complex architectural elements of major
Moving onward Gale heard the clarion call of the power industry expansion of the 80’s and 9o’s and landed with Zurn/NEPCO as a
Resident Site Manager on multiple cogeneration power projects. Among other projects Gale managed construction and
commissioning of the then largest biomass fueled cogen plant in North America at the Fraser Paper mill in Edmunston New
Brunswick. A successful career with NEPCO ended shortly after the ENRON buy out and he went on to manage the U.S. construction
operations of Industra, a Canadian-based EPC firm.
Senior NEPCO ex-pats formed DECCO, a NEPCO facsimile and Gale accepted a position as Regional Manager NE. Within two years,
DECCO was purchased by American Electric Power. Gale opted out.
Dave Gale and his wife Suzannah purchased a property in Downeast Maine on the Canadian border and presently operate a seasonal
lodging establishment with a fine dining restaurant. From this base, Gale has kept his hand in the power industry on a two year retainer
from AEP and consulting contracts with IPP’s. The most recent, was Site Manager for the installation of a Steam Plant at Northrup-
Grumman, Newport News, VA for the Chicago based Indeck Power Equipment Corp.
Gale has experience as the man responsible for the execution of the Construction phase of EPC contracts. While concentrating in the
power industry he ventured off into other areas, the most noteworthy of which was the construction of a one-of a kind Titanium Melting
Furnace for the Oremet Corp. in Richland, WA.
In his capacity as a principal of Energy Projects Delivery, Inc., Dave Gale contributes his deep leadership skills and broad knowledge of
heavy industrial construction to the multidisciplinary firm.
|BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY – Walton Davison Gale, BSCE, MSCE, PE
Gus Farra brings twenty four years experience in electrical engineering, multi-disciplinary engineering management
and international project management to EPDI’s team. Licensed in multiple States and deeply experienced in the
design, procurement, construction and commissioning of a broad range of power generation and transmission
projects. Gus is unsurpassed in his technical knowledge and project team leadership skills. Additionally, Gus’s
highly developed communication skills include a fluency in French and Arabic, gained in his many years living and
Gus also brings a mature, knowledgeable and sincerely congenial presence to multinational project negotiations,
strategic planning sessions, and project execution team meetings. His proven abilities in achieving project
objectives under adverse commercial conditions and multi-cultural environments are more the valuable in
undertaking project challenges of an inevitably globalized business
Graduating from Northeastern University in 1984, Gus began his career with Stone & Webster, coordinating design
change packages into ongoing procurement, construction and commissioning efforts on the jobsite of several S&W
nuclear projects. Having developed an appreciation for multidisciplinary coordination, and investing five years in
becoming proficient in power systems design, Gus then went to work for a fast track EPC contractor specializing in
combined cycle cogeneration projects involving diverse generation and power distribution schemes with various host
facilities. Gus perfected his abilities in managing the timely production of constructible design documents, OEM
deliverables and utility interface schemes throughout construction, commissioning and testing multiple projects
during his tenure of six years. Gus continued his career with various big name power sector OEMs and turnkey
contractors around the world, rising to the top of his profession, and developing a deep understanding of the
technical content and logistics that underlie successful power project execution.
Most recently, Gus has held overall responsibility for all electrical engineering work product content, progress and
delivery at one of the big three power sector contractors in the US. Gus lists among his particular technical skills
and experience, the following:
Single Line Diagrams
Power System Studies
High Voltage Systems up to 500KV
Plant Power Distribution Systems
High Current Breakers and Bus Duct systems
Switchgear, Motor Control Centers and Variable Frequency Drives
UPS/DC and Emergency Power Systems
Protection and Control Circuit Designs
Detailed Design Engineering in accordance with IEEE, ANSI, NEC, NFPA, NEMA and IEC
|Biographical Summary -- Gus Farra, BSEE, P.E., PMP
For over thirty-five years, Mr. Doody has held positions of continually increasing responsibility in engineering and
management of heavy industrial process and manufacturing facilities. He has progressed from entry level engineer
to general manager of a major pulp and paper company in Maine.
Mr. Doody’s hands-on experience in process plant design, engineering management, maintenance management,
and operations management has instilled in him a profound understanding of the need for multidisciplinary
knowledge and a common sense approach to energy project development and delivery.
Drawing from his deep technical and commercial knowledge of the Pulp and Paper Industry and processes, Mr.
Doody now operates in the project delivery field and has personally engineered and been the engineer-in-charge
for projects such as:
• Upgrades at a biomass power plant
• Conversion of a large hydro-electric station from 40 Hertz to 60 Hertz generation
• Several strategic studies for wood processing operations
• Design of steam and process piping systems, including computerized stress analysis of piping systems
• Design of several HVAC systems
• Due diligence evaluations of power plants and manufacturing facilities
• Several piping and controls projects involving chemicals and specialty piping systems
Summary Description of Project Experience
• Manager of a series of interrelated projects involving all engineering disciplines, totaling over $140,000,000 in
a manufacturing facility
• Management representative on a team that designed and installed state of the art, first of its kind in North
America, equipment for a specialty paper machine valued over $100,000,000
• Feasibility studies and long range capital planning
• Material handling systems for solids, powders, and highly viscous fluids
• Project management and construction monitoring
• Owners’ representative for a large number of process improvement projects
• Power generation projects; thermal and hydroelectric
• Project leader on energy optimization projects
Education and Professional Licenses
University of Maine- Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering
University of Maine – Certificate - Pulp and Paper
Northeastern University Graduate School of Business – Management Certificate
Licensed Professional Engineer- Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York,
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Idaho, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Michigan, New Jersey, and Minnesota
|ENERGY PROJECT DELIVERY INC.
NORTH AMERICAN OFFICES:
300 Colonial Center Parkway, Suite 100
Roswell, Georgia 30076 USA
Tel: (01) 770-992-2255
Fax: (01) 678-353-3211
MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL OFFICES:
170 Androutsou Street
18535 Piraeus, Greece
Tel: (30) 210-413-4480
Fax: (30) 210-413-4481
|Combining Common Sense With
Deep Technical, Commercial and Operational Knowledge
and Professional Experience
|Biographical Summary -- Kyle Michael
Kyle Michael's career began upon graduating from the Maine Maritime Academy in 1986. After 6 years service with
the Merchant Marine travelling the world as a mechanical systems and propulsion engineer on board various
freighters and specialized purpose-built vessels, Kyle left the sea and became occupied with the commissioning,
testing and operation of several biomass fueled power plants in the Northeastern USA -- all the while holding ever
increasing responsibilities. Kyle was then invited to join the commissioning crew, and ultimately assumed
responsibility for overall management of the construction, commissioning, testing and initial operations of a wood
fueled gasification project involving new technologies and leading edge applications for biomass driven generation
systems owned by a technology company and funded by the US Department of Energy.
More recently Kyle has continued his involvement in construction, commissioning and testing, and energy facility
operations, while also focusing on the assessment and application of various biomass fueled technologies, and the
investigation of related equipment and operating systems with an eye to their function and safety for EPDI clients
venturing into renewable fuel related projects.
Of particular interest in this time of rapidly expanding renewable fuel project opportunities, is Kyle Michael's
specialized experience in the Combustion and Gasification of solid fuels using conventional boiler designs and
Fluidized Bed technology as well as blended solid fuel and pulverized coal systems. His first hand knowledge and
real world experience in staged combustion and biomass gasification systems was gained during the developmental
of that technology, affording Kyle a rare and intimate knowledge of the challenges facing an owner converting pilot
scale renewable energy processes into dependable and commercially viable operating plants.
As an integral part of the EPDI team, Kyle makes good use of his diverse background and rich experience in all
aspects of Power Plant Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Start-up and Operations. His experience is a rich
blend of hands-on problem solving and direct management of project delivery and commercial operations of energy
Combined with his seasoned approach to project management, Kyle's rare knowledge and depth of experience in
biomass fueled energy facilities ensures efficient and effective guidance for EPDI's clients throughout the project
EDUCATION: Maine Maritime Academy -- BS in Marine Engineering Technology – 1986.
LICENCES: First Class Stationary Engineer - State of Maine Second Assistant Engineer, Steam and Motor Vessels
of any Horsepower, United States Coast Guard Issued.
|Biographical Summary -- Stephen Hall
|Steve Hall has over twenty years of experience developing, constructing, operating and maintaining biomass fueled
energy facilities in the State of Maine and New England Region of the US. His project delivery expertise includes
scope development, contractor qualification and bid evaluation, construction cost and schedule oversight, facility
start-up commissioning and testing, and the planning and management of scheduled maintenance outages.
Additionally, Steve Hall is deeply experienced in environmental permitting and compliance for biomass fueled
facilities. He has thorough hands-on knowledge of the New England power market and merchant plant operations
including experience in the daily process of bidding for economic dispatch decrements in the spot generation
market. He is also intimately involved in the various Renewable Energy Credit (REC) markets, namely
Massachusetts and Connecticut. He has an extensive understanding of the wood fuel market both clean and C&D
as well as associated suppliers in Maine, New England, and Canada. He has a good working relationship with the
people who form and implement the rules and regulations of the New England REC market.
Steve Hall’s extensive operating experience in the Northeastern US, his vast network of industry contacts, and his
familiarity with the governing regulations and agencies at play in the development of renewable energy projects
operates as a force multiplier for EPDI clients investing in new or re-powered energy facilities. Hall’s practical and
regulation-savvy insights are an essential element of EPDI’s comprehensive project conceptualization, development
and delivery services.
POWER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DEGREE 1984
Central Maine Vocational Technical College - Auburn, Maine
Finished top in class, graduated with honors.
FORESTRY PROGRAM -- University of Maine - Farmington, Maine 1981-1982
• State Of Maine First Class Stationary Engineer
• Hazmat Incident command level.
• Hazmat Operations level.
• Fire Fighting and Self contained breathing apparatus.
• C.P.R. and First Aid.
• Fluid Bed Boiler Operation by Power Safety International.
• Electrical Safety