Dirk, a qualified and experienced trainer, with extensive experience both in training delivery and the development of a cost engineering competency training model is an integral part of the WorleyParsons Academy training team. He has developed a number of courses, from one-day introductions to commissioning to more in-depth advanced 5-day programs for supervisors, commissioning engineers and managers. These programs have been delivered internally within our organizations and in JV settings, including Nigeria, Qatar and for other project specific needs. Dirk brings 40 active years of petro-chemical and oil & gas industry experience in the fields of Pre-commissioning, Commissioning, Start-up & Completions, Operations & Maintenance environment, gas processing and refineries. Acclaimed globally for his expertise in Commissioning, Dirk has held the role of Pre-commissioning / Commissioning Manager on three recent mega projects including 2 pipeline projects for the New Multi Products Pipeline (NMPP) project in South Africa from Durban to Johannesburg with associated Pump Stations & Coastal & Inland Terminals. Dirk is currently Completions & Commissioning Manager on the TANAP Project in Turkey comprising 1840 km 56″ & 46″ Main Pipeline, associated Compressor Stations, Metering Stations, Pigging Stations and Block Valve Stations. With Dirk’s management and consultancy experience, he has worked closely with the client and their Operations teams to develop philosophies, strategies, procedures, ITP’s, Systemization documentation, commissioning and completions contractual exhibits. Dirk has also delivered papers and being guest speaker at conferences internationally. Achievements: Paper Presentation “Commissioning Planning – A Sasol Technology Approach” at the 4th World Congress of the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) – 2004 Guest Speaker for CEASA/SAPCI to present paper on “Commissioning” Guest Speaker for CEASA/SAPCI to present paper on “Commissioning Planning” Attended World Engineering Congress – Plant Start-up & Commissioning in Bangkok in 2008 Attending Commissioning Professionals Symposium – Houston 2018.