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Serial No: 42096
(03/21/1961, male)
List top 5 skills: project management, qa qc activities
Short Bio:

An established career including superior education (PhD) from Imperial College, London, along with vast (+25 Yrs) and in-depth experience of Quality Management (QA/QC) during engineering & construction of numerous multi-billion-$ mega plants projects (Petrochemicals, Steel, Chemical, Energy), for SABIC, one of the world’s biggest companies. Also worked in manufacturing companies involving welding consultancy, industrial inspections, pressure vessels fabrication, steel/iron castings, aerospace

Current location: 

Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia - View on map

Nationality: 

American

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

english, Urdu

Locations I am interested in working:

United States



Profile

 An established career including superior education (PhD) along with vast (+25 Yrs) and in-depth experience of Quality Management (QA/QC) during Engineering & Construction of numerous multi-billion-$ Mega Plants Projects (Petrochemicals, Steel, Chemical, Energy), for SABIC, one of the world’s biggest companies. Also worked in Manufacturing companies involving Welding consultancy, Industrial Inspections, Pressure Vessels Fabrication, Steel/Iron Castings, Aerospace & Rocketry.

 

Core Competencies

 Successfully executed complete QA/QC Program at all phases (Feed, Engineering, Procurement, Construction) of many multi-billion dollar Projects, with competence & excellence achieved.

 Quality System Specialist, equipped with Analytical Skills. Capability to counsel practical solutions

 Skillful in Quality Assurance, Quality Planning, Organization Management, Test Plans, Inspection Coordination, Procedures, Documentation, etc., for massive Projects, following different Int. Codes / Standards (e.g. ISO-9000, ASME, AWS, ASTM, etc.).

 Extensively conducted Quality Audits / Evaluation of numerous Vendors & Contractors during Engineering, Construction & Fabrication, to ensure efficient and positive contribution

 Performed Quality Control and Inspections of state of the art, large scale equipment (e.g. Vessels, Boilers, Tanks, Skids, Valves, Piping, Machinery, Steel Structure, etc.), as per applicable standards, during Manufacture, Erection, Construction & Pre-Comm phases of Projects.

 Delivered a lot of Trainings & Teaching Sessions to Engineers on QA/QC and Quality Audits

 Planned & applied “Shell – Plant Readiness Program” in Projects for Flawless Startup, and also applied statistical QC techniques.

 Saved $ millions for employers by identifying potential quality deficiencies (major non-conformances), thru vast expertise in defect preventive mechanism & consistent improvement in quality system execution, which otherwise inflicts huge losses (Rectifications & Delays).

 Profound experience in Welding Processes, Comprehensive insight for applications & characteristics of Consumables, Welding Metallurgy; Evolution & qualification of Welding Procedures & Welders for a wide range of variables & materials; Welds Inspection; Operation of automatic & Manual Welding Systems.

 Exclusively skillful for NDT (RT/Radiography review, PT/MT/UT) of Welds on Piping & Vessels

 Proficient in diverse Metrological Measurements and Mechanical Testing of Materials at different temperature & strain conditions.

 Conducted Metallurgical Processes Control, Material Processing, Heat Treatment for Steel & CI Production.

 Skilled in Metallurgical Furnaces, Hot Work, Thermal Spray, Scientific Instruments-(Electron Microscopes).

 Well literate with COMPUTERS and conversant with almost all mainstream & most of technical software.

 

Experience Chronology

1. SABIC (Saudi Basic Ind. Corp.), Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
February 1997 – To Date.

Following Projects Assignments completed for SABIC (World’s Leading Company for Petrochemical).

1.1. Project : O.T.C. Petrochemicals / Refinery Complex, Yanbu, KSA. ( + 30.0 Billion US $ Project)

QA / QC Manager, Jan., 2015 – to date.

Super Mega Multi Petrochemical Complex (Oil Refinery / Hydrocarbons / Polymers Plants Project)

Contractors : to be assigned.

 

1.2. Knowledge Management Center (KMC) in Engineering & Project Management ( E&PM ), Jubail, KSA.

Functional Expert, Jan, 2014 – Dec., 2014.

Assignment : Deliver Trainings on QA/QC of Proj. Mngmnt. & QA-Audit, Competency Analysis of Trainees, CDP

 

1.3. Project : IR-II , IBN RUSHD Petrochemicals Complex, Yanbu, KSA. ( + 2.1 Billion US $ Project)

QA / QC Manager, Jan, 2011 – Jan, 2014.

Super Mega Petrochemical Complex (Aromatics / PTA / PET-II / U&O Projects)

Contractors : CTCI, Taiwan. – SSEC (Sinopec), China.

 

1.4. Project : SAUDI KAYAN Petrochemicals Complex, Jubail, KSA. ( + 12.0 Billion US $ Project)

QA / QC Manager, Apr, 2009 – Dec, 2010.

Super Mega Petrochemical Complex : Olefins/ EOEG/ LDPE/ HDPE/ Butene/Amines/Phenolics/Polycarbonates.

Contractors : Daelim, Korea. – Samsung, Korea. – TRG., Spain. – CTCI, Taiwan. – Fluor, USA.

 

1.5. Project : YANSAB (Yanbu Nat’l. Petrochemicals Complex), Yanbu, KSA. ( + 6.0 Billion US $ Project)

QA / QC Manager Sep, 2006 – Apr, 2009.

Super Mega Petrochemical Projects : Olefins / EO / EG / LDPE / HDPE / Butene.

Contractors : Foster Wheeler, UK. – Technip, Italy. – Toyo Engg., Japan. – Aker Kvaerner, Holland. – Fluor, USA.

 

1.6. Project : SAFCO – IV (Saudi Arabian Fertilizer. Co.), Jubail, KSA. (850 Million US $ Project)

QA / QC Team Leader, Feb, 2005 – Aug, 2006.

World’s Largest Fertilizer (3,300 TPD Ammonia / 3,250 TPD Urea) Plant, Contractor: UHDE, Germany.

 

1.7. Engineering & Project Management ( E & PM ), Jubail, KSA.

QA / Inspection Consultant, Sep, 2004 – Feb, 2005.

Assignment : Consultancy / Update Department’s QA/QC system for Mega Petrochemical Projects

 

1.8. Project : PKPE & Butene -PETROKEMYA (Arabian Petrochemicals Co.), Jubail, KSA. (400Million $ Project.)

Site Rep./ QA/QC Coordinator Oct, 2001 – Sep, 2004.

800K TPY Poly-Ethylene Plant, Contractor : TOYO, Japan.

 

1.9. Project : Olefins -PETROKEMYA (Arabian Petrochemicals Co.), Jubail, KSA. (950 Million $ Project.)

Senior Engineer QA / QC, Jul, 1999 – Oct, 2001.

800K TPY Ethylene (Olefins) Plant, Contractor : Mitsui, Japan & Parsons, USA.

 

1.10. Project : AR-RAZI –4, (Saudi Methanol Co.), Jubail, KSA. (2.5K TPD, 400 Million US $ Methanol Plant)

Inspection Engineer, Mar, 1998 – Jun, 1999.

Hired thru : Fahss–TÜV (National Insp. & Tech Testing Co.) Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Contractor : Mitsubishi (MHI), Jpn.

 

1.11. Project : AR-RAZI –3, (Saudi Methanol Co.), Jubail, KSA. (2.5K TPD, 400 Million US $ Methanol Plant)

Inspection Engineer, May, 1997 – Mar, 1998.

Hired thru : Fahss–TÜV (National Insp. & Tech Testing Co.) Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Contractor : Mitsubishi (MHI), Jpn.

 

1.12. Project : HADEED-II, (Saudi Iron & Steel Co.), Jubail, KSA.

Welding Engineer, Feb, 1997 – May, 1997. (Mega Steel Plant +1.2 Billion US $ Project)

Hired thru : Fahss–TÜV (National Insp. & Tech Testing Co.) Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Contractor : Voest Alpine, Austria.

 

2. Welding & Metallurgical Engineer / Incharge Fab. Shops.
Feb. 1995 – Feb. 1997.
ARABIAN METALS CO. ( Olayan AMCO. ), Dammam, KSA. (ISO 9001 Company)

 

3. Tech. Advisor Welding Products.
Dec. 1992 – Sept. 1994.
S.A. Abahsain Co. Ltd. (LINCOLN ELECTRIC), Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.

 

4. Head of QA / QC.
Jun. 1991 – Oct. 1992.
Descon Engineering Works., Lahore, Pakistan. (ISO 9001 Company)

 

5. Deputy Manager.
Heavy Mechanical Complex, Taxila, Pakistan. (ISO 9001 Company)
Jun. 1990 – Jun. 1991.

 

6. Senior Engineer.
SUPARCO (Space & Upper Atmosphere Res. Comm.) Karachi, Pakistan.
Dec. 1985 – Jun. 1990.

SUMMARY of JOB FUNCTION at different Companies

 

1. SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation)

 Leadership Role: Lead effective implementation of Quality Management Program (QA/QC System) during Engineering, Procurement & Construction of “multi billion dollar” Petro-Chemical and various other types of Plants Projects of SABIC.

 Quality Management: Guide and manage organization of high skilled multi-discipline QA/QC engineers and inspectors (+ 130), assigned to verify the application of the Specs and Standards as per Projects’ Quality Plan.

 QA/QC Administration: Harmonize communication of QA/QC Teams, counsel for intricate inspection & technical matters, resolve queries or conflicting QA/QC issues, improve operational effectiveness of Quality Implementation.

 Manage Multi-National Contractors: Coordinate & monitor QA/QC functioning of world famous EPC Contractors (e.g. Fluor Daniel, Worley Parsons, Shaw Stone & Webster, Bechtel, Kellogg Brown & Roots, from USA, Foster Wheeler, Snamprogetti, Uhde, Lurgi, Technip, TRG from Europe, Mitsubishi, Toyo, Mitsui, Chioda from Janpan, Samsung, SK, Daelim from Korea, CTCI Taiwan, Sinopec China, etc.).

 Project QA Function: Review & Validate Contractors ITB-QA package, QUALITY PLAN for Design & Construction, Quality Manual, Organization, documentation, Records, Evaluation of Design, Procurement, Construction & Turnover.

 PRP Program : as Right First Time Project : Execute, Manage and Implement “Flawless Plant Program” (acquired from Shell Global Solutions) for mitigation control of Flaws and –ve findings identified by team during different phases.

 QC Measures: Quality program in Mega Projects to verify application of Specs, Standard, Drawings. Execution of Quality Plan, Procedures, work instructions, Documentation, WPS, Checklist, QC organization, Bids Technical Review, ITP stage inspections for Procurement, Material Receiving, Construction, Pre-Comm., Commissioning & up to Start-Up.

 Audits: Periodic Quality Audits (System/Focus based) of hundreds of Contractors and Vendors to evaluate compliance of Quality System for contractual requirements. Record deviations, propose resolution, Verify corrective action execution.

 NCR Control: Manage Projects NCRs to cut down of failure risk for noted deficiencies. Review, Follow up, Analyze Root Cause, Initiate Rectification Proposal with project engg. support, Verify Corrective/Preventive Action to close NCRs.

 Vendor Evaluation: Assess prospect Vendors’ (worldwide) to verify Quality Program implemented during manufacturing.

 Vendor Site Inspections: Inspection Coordination of equipment & machinery at Vendors’ facility thru hired 3rd party inspection agencies, and convey the inspection results to PMT for ensuing actions.

 Inspection Program: Implementation of Standardized contemporary Inspection & Test Program to witnessing high/low criticality rating materials and equipment or other activity of Contractors through all the projects’ phases.

 Multi-Discipline Inspections: Execute stage inspections for Contractor’s work of Civil, Steel Structures, ASME coded Equipment, Boilers, Machinery, Furnace, Piping Fabrication & Erection, API Tanks, E&I Installations, etc..

 Spot Inspections of Welds, piping, equipment, structure, Painting/Insulation, WQTR at Project Site & vendors Shops

 Support Engineering & Construction for interpretation of related specs, standards & waivers, analysis of serious quality deficiencies. Counsel for specific issues related to welding & metallurgy, recommend countermeasures.

 Co-ordinate NDT activities: Counter random review / approval of NDT work e.g. RT Films, PT, MT, UT, PMI, PWHT /Hardness test, etc. for different areas. Check activities of the NDT inspection contractors.

 Hydro / Pneumatic / Leak Tests : Specialized tasks monitoring for Line Checking, Punch Listing, Piping reinstatement & flushing. Review of test packages & Witnessing Tests. Log & update the daily test records.

 Pre-Commissioning / Punching / M.C.: Establish Projects multi-discipline “System for Identification, Listing and Verification of Punches raised” & implement scope of O&M involvement for Pre-Commissioning/Mechanical Completion.

 Project Reports: Issue regular “Project QA/QC Reports” to communicate management the status of projects quality and inspection activities. Compile the Lessons learned for QA/QC of the Project work.

 QC Records & Documentation: Review & approve Contractors / Vendors QA/QC & inspection records for Projects (e.g. Procedures, Method Statements, QVDs, WPS, PQR/WQTR, NDT, ISO 9000 QC System dossiers,), Total QC compliance.

 Compilation of QA Dossier: Execute challenging final task of Projects deliverable documents & QVDs as per document control & closing procedure. Liaise with Operations department for turn-over of the completed system records.

During assignment at SABIC Engg. & Project Management deptt. as QA/QC Consultant, consisted the following :

 Technical Training :. Train QA/QC & Non-QA/QC Personnel in Company’s Technical Training Center (KMC) for various Quality / Technical Trainings (Quality System-ISO 9000, Quality in Engineering & Construction, Welding, NDT, etc.)

 Support Projects Quality: Counsel and train Inspector’s teams for SABIC Mega Projects, for QA process, QC compliance, applicable codes/standards. Lectures at Project Academy (KMC) for projects Quality/Inspection system.

 SABIC Quality Manual: Periodic Review of QA System to Update compilation of corporate “Quality Manual” for E&PM Department, to illustrate Quality Management Policy, Practices, Inspection and Procedural Requirements.

 Assessment of 3rd party : Regularly monitor performance of Inspection agencies hired for SABIC Projects.

 QA/QC Review for Bid Proposals : Review Tech. Proposals submitted by Bidders for Quality/Inspection System.

 Periodic Quality Audit of Projects prospect Contractors/Vendors for Vendor List, to ensure QA compliance.

 Develop Plans & Check Lists : Generate Plans & QA/QC Check Lists to conduct Contractors external QA Audits

 Update Procedures: Composed several quality procedures for projects, incorporating standards requirements.

 Review Projects Specs / Inspection Criteria: Ensuring continuous improvement & quality development process.

 Develop Reference ITPs: Establish a set of Model ITPs with inspection stages for new processes / projects.

 Site Representative: Additional task during Petrokemya Projects comprised to Coordinate : Contractors work for Construction/Safety, Company’s other departments, Monitor Schedule, Approve Materials, Vendors / sub-contractors

 

2. Arabian Metals Co.

 Managing Company’s Advanced High Tech. Manufacturing Shops, including Fully Programmable Hot Wire Pulse TIG Welding, Automatic Twin Head Sub Arc Welding, Bore & Ball Weld Overlay Cladding, automated Welding/Fabrication Equip’t, Thermal Spray Coating, Heat Treatment & Boring / machining Facilities.

 Lead specialized staff (+90), provide technical support, Address Metallurgical problems faced during novel processes. Improve Quality & Weld Techniques, Train Welders, Control Weld Consumables. Qualify (WPS/PQR) & Welders (WQTR).

 Automated high speed Welding System had applications; Corrosion & wear resistant Weld Overlay (Inconel-625 & Stellite) on Ball Plugs, Valve Body Interiors, Christmas Trees, Flat Gates, Blowout Preventers. Weld Cladding capability up to 76″ dia. for cylindrical part & 36” size for spherical parts (e.g. ball plugs). Overlays were machined using usual machines / CNC.

 Run unique Thermal Surface Coating Systems, e.g. TAFA-HVOF (High Velocity Oxy Fuel), Flame Spray & Metalllizing.

 HVOF system produced high density, low oxide & strong bond coatings of WC, Inconel & Cr. Alloys for corrosion & wear barrier, used for oil field eqp’t., injection molding & other dies, bushings, valve gates, etc. The flame spray (Spraying+Fusing) applied for coatings of gates. Metallizing spray (Zn, Al & stainless steel) coatings on tanks & equip’t.

 Department Quality Procedures were prepared to implement ISO 9000 requirements. Perform Internal Quality Audit. Develop tools for welding technology improvement. Approved Job Routings Cards & daily/weekly production reports.

 Marketing staff relied on my support for Cost Estimates (Man-Hrs & consumables) of Welding Shop for biding jobs.

 Metallurgical Heat Treatment shop included Hendrick Seal Quench Automatic Furnace for carburizing & hardening of steels, Tempering-Nitriding & Vacuum Heat Treatment Furnaces for surface hardening. The application was for parts used in oil field & drilling. Cooperheat Programmable Oven used for stress relieving welded jobs up to 3 meters long.

 

3. Abahsain Co. (Lincoln Electric)

 As Expert for Welding Products, offer consultancy for Advanced Arc Welding Processes & Techniques to the LINCOLN ELECTRIC, USA customers. Trouble shooting advice for complex welding problems. Guide customers to install Automatic Welding Systems. Propose SMAW electrodes for specialized applications & materials. Help welding costs & electrodes consumption calculation on major jobs. Demonstrate Lincoln Semi & fully Automatic Welding Processes (FCAW & SAW).

 Counsel to ABV Rock Group (Contractor, Strategic Storage Facility mega-project, Jeddah) to recommend most optimum quality & cost effective welding solutions. Investigate factors affecting Welding Quality by performing WPS Analysis.

 Improve cost efficiency of manual welding users by inspiring economical semiautomatic processes. Share innovative ideas with customers & explain features & advantages of welding equipments from LINCOLN ELECTRIC, NELSON, & Bug-O.

 Investigating issues of company’s after sales service system backed by large inventories & with study of welding products demand histograms thru sales, helped harmonizing inventories & also built customers confidence & strengthen relationship

 

4. Descon Engineering Works

 Lead Inspections / quality evaluation of various specialized ASME equipment during engineering, fabrication & welding, such as high pressure & high capacity large vessels, industrial boilers, large dia. tanks, furnaces, diversified piping systems, numerous types of valves, steel structure, etc., as per applicable international standards and codes.

 Improvements introduced in QC by preparing & applying new Quality Procedures/Forms on ISO 9000 /SQC concepts basis

 Exclusive quality assessment plan prepared & applied for the mechanical equipment being engineered & fabricated for the giant Plants (Guddu/Kot Addu -Thermal Power), (Wah Cement -2000TPD) & other national importance industrial project.

 QC measures were ensured thru administering QC Inspectors (+45) at shop & site erection work, at stage Inspections i.e. Receiving, Layout as per drawings, Joint Fitups, Verify WPS, Welding, Fastening, assembly & Finishing, Welding & Painting Inspection at site. Prepare & Qualify (WPS/PQR) & WQTR.

 Liaison to arrange inspection of ASME boilers & pressure vessels from 3rd parties e.g. LR, GL, TUV, SGS, etc.

 Suggest preventive measures beyond general QC checks. The materials testing such as dimensional, destructive & non-destructive tests. NDT included RT, UT, MT, PT, Hardness, Hydrotest, & several other tests.

 

5. Heavy Mechanical Complex

 Managing Cast Iron Shop (staff > 300) in the country’s biggest Metallurgical Foundry, producing Castings (moulding, melting, pouring & fettling) of Cast Iron and High Carbon & Cr Steel, of sizes up to 20 tons. Guidance of the shop staff for the continual improvement of mouldings & castings based on priorities. Ensure inbuilt final quality in the cast products.

 Ensure high class shop equipment Preservation & maintenance Program, with safe practice. Produced Castings of plentiful compositions & intricacies, with applications in sugar, chemical & cement plants, boilers, valves bodies, ingot moulds, etc.

 The existing Bradley & Foster, U.K, technology to produce high-Chrom cast steel balls (dia. range 25-100 mm), was improved for better yield by re-designing the molds for casting of steel balls, extremely high in demand from cement & mining industry. The shop consisted 2 large cupolas (5 ton/hr ea.), 2 induction furnaces (1 & 5 tons ea.), 4 manual molding lines & 2 automated molding lines to process silicate & molasses sand molds.

 

6. SUPARCO

 Work on advanced high tech aerospace materials & then propose against the existing conventional materials. Scrutinize Specialized supplies & parts manufactured for small & large dia. rockets & satellite. Generate Welding Procedures for rockets’ special Alloys. Analyze Weld Microstructure & Property thru Optical/SEM Microscopy. Mechanical Testing. Propose Welding Defects remedial measures to achieve high degree of features and properties in fabricated rocket shells.

 

Education & Qualifications

 Ph.D. (Doctorate) from Imperial College, University of London, U. K. (Topic : Thermo-Mechanical Processing of Alloys), 1989.

 Diploma of I. C. from Imperial College, London, U. K. (Materials Science), 1989.

 B. Sc. Engg. from University of Engineering & Tech, Lahore, Pakistan. (Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Sc.), 1985.

 

Academic Distinctions

 First (top) Position in B.Sc. Engg., in the Dept. of Metallurgical Engg, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.

 Awarded by the “University Gold Medal” and Pakistan Inter-Univ. Merit Medal from “International Lions Club”.

 

Training/Courses/Certifications

• Quality Assurance and Quality Control, qualified test by PMBOK® 5th edition, (Skillsoft), 16 Apr, 2015.

• Course on ASME B-31.3 Piping Code, Jubail, 10–13 Aug, 2014.

• Welding Technical Training at Lincoln Electric Welding Institute, Cleveland, USA. ( 22 Mar – 23 Apr, 1993). The intensive program comprised in-depth understanding of the Advanced Welding Technology, Arc Welding Processes & Techniques, Features & Functions of Lincoln Products (Welding Equipment. & Consumables), Weld Demonstration, Trouble Shooting.

• Qualified as Professional Engineer by “Institute of Engineers, Australia”, 2004.

• Certified Quality Auditor (TÜV), Jubail, 2013.

• NDT Level – II (PT, MT, RT interpret), 2013.

• Cleared Test for “Certified Quality Engineer”, 2008.

• Course on “Statistical Quality Assurance”, at Pak. Institute of Management, Lahore ( 29Feb – 5Mar, 1992 ).

• Attended American Welding Society Symposium, Houston, TX, USA, (26-29 Apr, 1993).

• Attended several in-house Trainings arranged by Company (SABIC) during 2005 and 2015 on various subjects such as : Safety and Health, Productive Business Communication, Corporate Global Environment, Protecting Assets, Fair Employment Practices, Careful Communiqué, Conflict of Interest, Supplier Management Practices, EHS Security, Safe Work Permit, Permitting Compliance, Ethical Controllership, etc.

• Lectures on Heat Treatment & Metallography, given by a UNIDO expert, at UET Lahore ( Dec. 1991 ).

• Seminar on QC & Ind. Development in the Pakistan, Org. by Pak. Inst. of Met. Engr., Lahore ( Mar 1990 ).

• Three Months training on Metallography & Mechanical Testing of Steels, at MIRDC, Lahore ( May-Aug, 1983 )

• Member of : “American Welding Society”, “American Quality Society” & “American Society of Materials”.

 

Foreign Assignments

• Assigned in Taipei, TAIWAN : from Jan, 2011 to Sep, 2011, for Quality Assurance Role, during Engineering Phase of the Ibn Rushd-II Project,.

• Visits to CHINA :

 During period of Feb to Dec., 2011, visited Six-times, (1-2 Weeks each visit), for the Audit, Pre-Qualification Assessment for new prospect Vendors, Audit of SSEC (EPC for PET-II Project) and also for many shop inspection visits for numerous equipment.

 Dec., 2009, 3-Weeks to represent SABIC Corporate Engineering Office for the technical assessment and Audit of the quality of Construction of Joint (Sabic + Sinopec) Mega Petrochemical Project Complex (TPC) in Tianjin.

• Visits to South KOREA :

 Mar, 2012, 7 days for QA Assessment of Vendor for Pressure Vessels (UEC) & inspections at TSM & Ilsung, IR-II Project.

 Nov, 2011, 7 days to inspect fabrication of (DSS & SS) Pressure Vessels, Vendors (TSM, Ilsung, & Daykyung), IR-II Project.

 May, 2010, 8days, for QA Audit of the Daelim Engg. Co. Project Team, during detailed engineering stage of SK-LDPE Project

• Visits to GERMANY, SIEMENS, Diusburg & Dresden, Aug, 2011, for Pre-Insp. Meeting, of 3 major Compressors for PTA-IR-II Proj.

• Visit to South KOREA & TAIWAN in July, 2010 for 15 days to conduct training of the Project Engineering Team for QA & Plant Readiness Program (Shell Global Solutions Program), during engineering stage of SK-Amines & LDPE Project.

• Visited TAIWAN in May, 2010 for 7 days to perform QA Audit of CTCI, EPC for SK-Amines Proj. during detailed engineering stage.

• Visit to South KOREA & TAIWAN in Nov, 2009 for 15 days to conduct training of the Project Engineering Team for QA & PRP.

• Assigned in Reading, UK from Apr, 2006 to Sep, 2006, for QA/QC during` Engineering phase of the Yansab Project.

• Traveled to IRAN in July, 2008 for 2 weeks to investigate the Fire Incident in the Joint venture (Sabic + Laleh) Poly Ethylene Plant in MahaShehar, and also to evaluate the quality of the construction of the Laleh Petrochemical Plant built by Uhde.

• Visit to South KOREA in Mar, 2007 for 10 days to inspect the fabrication of Large pressure vessels & repair of C2-Spliter Column for Yansab Olefins Plant at Sung Jin Co., and also to assess and audit other vendors Doosan, Daykyung, S&T, etc.

• Visited Chiba, JAPAN in Feb, 2002 , for QA-Audit of Toyo Engg. Co., (EPC) during engineering of Petrokemya PKPE Project.

• Travel to Pasadena, USA for QA Audit & review 3-D model of Petrokemya Olefins Plant by Parsons, in Sept, 1999.

• Visited numerous Vendors in the Middle East (KSA/UAE/Bahrain/Qatar) to assess QA System for SABIC List of Approved Vendors.

 

Publications

(a) Humphreys, F.J. & Almas, M; Proc. Int’l. Conf. on MMC Properties, Royal Aeronaut. Inst./ Inst. of Metals, UK, Nov. 1987, p17.

(b) Almas, M. & Humphreys, F. J.; Proc. Int’l Conf. on Strength of Metals & Alloys, Finland, Aug. 1988, p1395.

(c) Almas, M.; Proc. 7th. Nat. Conf. on Engg. Fracture Mechanics, Jamshoro, Pakistan, May 1990.

(d) Almas, M.; Proc. Int’l Summer College on Physics & Contemporary Sc., Nathiagali, Pakistan, June 1990.

(e) Almas, M.; Proc. Int’l Summer College on Physics & Contemporary Sc., Nathiagali, Pakistan, July 1991.

(f) Almas, M., Shafi, T. & Sadiq, S; Space Horizons, Vol. 8, No 1, Suparco, Karachi, Jan-Jun 1991, p22.

(g) Almas, M.; Proc. 2nd. Int’l. Symposium on Advanced Materials, Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 1991.

(h) Almas, M.; Proc. Annual Nat’l Seminar on Metallurgy, Lahore, Pakistan, Dec., 1991.

(i) Almas, M.; Proc. Int’l Conf. on Condensed Matter Physics & Applications, Bahrain, Apr, 1992.

(j) Almas, M.; SABIC Newsletter, Awareness of ISO-9000-2000, Jubail, Mar., 2006.

(k) Almas, M.; SABIC Project Academy Newsletter, Roadmap to Success, Jubail, Nov., 2009.

(l) Almas, M.; SABIC Project Academy Newsletter, Cost of Quality, Jubail, Feb., 2010.

(m) Almas, M.; SABIC Project Academy Newsletter, Efficiency or Effectiveness, Jubail, Mar., 2010.

(n) Almas, M.; SABIC Project Academy Newsletter, Bridging the Gap, Jubail, Jun., 2010.

(o) Almas, M.; SABIC Project Academy Newsletter, Effect of Quality on Society & Culture, Jubail, Sep., 2011.

(p) Almas, M.; SABIC Project Academy Newsletter, Organizational Identity, Jubail, Aug., 2012.

(q) Almas, M.; SABIC Knowledge Management Center, Quality Audits-An opportunity for improvement, Jubail, Jun., 2014.

(r) Almas, M.; SABIC Technical Meeting-11, QA during EPC, Jubail, Nov., 2014.

(s) Almas, M.; SABIC Knowledge Management Center, QA/QC for Non-QA/QC Personnel, Jubail, Apr., 2015.