Press Release

October 31 - 2018

OPRA Turbines Introduce New CEO

OPRA Turbines is pleased to announce, from October 01 2018, Mr Juha van Riet has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer at OPRA International B.V. reporting to the Supervisory Board.

Mr. Juha van Riet holds a Master of Science degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Ghent and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Leuven. Previously having worked with Siemens, Woodward and Stork, Juha has more than 20 years of experience in commercial and business leadership roles as a service/solution provider and key system supplier to the energy, oil & gas and process industry sector.

“My deep respect goes out to the Mowill family, who single-handed have built this company in the nineties. They have succeeded to attract the in house competence and build the supply chain required to optimize a strong gas turbine design and turn it into an installed base of more than a hundred machines. After the acquisition by Energas in 2017, OPRA has now entered a new era with increased focus on operational excellence and a sustainable, global commercial and service structure. I am very excited to contribute to this transition and look forward to working together with a highly competent, diverse and dynamic team.

OPRA’s OP16 Gas Turbine has an unmatched value proposition in distributed energy applications such as flare gas-to-power, waste-to-power and combined heat and power (CHP). As a young company and an outsider in the market, OPRA is well positioned to extend its market share and has the potential to become the leader in the 1-2 MW gas turbine segment. OPRA is focusing on applications that will continue to be part of the future energy landscape and structurally contribute to a better environment.” Juha van Riet, Chief Executive Officer, OPRA Turbines.

Dalian Energas Group headquartered in Dalian, China is a leading company operating on a global level providing gas systems solutions. The Group includes, amongst others, Dalian Energas GasSystem Co. Ltd., Dalian Energas New Energy Development Co. Ltd, Calorifer Engineering AG(Switzerland), RMG Messtechnik GmbH(Germany) and OPRA Turbines B.V. The Group is fully committed to the gas equipment manufacturing industry, gas turbine industry, energy storage product industry, distributed energy operations, natural gas energy operations and other core business.

Jul 07
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE e-EUBCE 2020

OPRA Turbines is pleased to announce its participation at European Biomass Conference and Exhibition(EUBCE) on “Bioeconomy’s role in the post-pandemic economic recovery“, taking place from July 6 – 9, 2020.

Thijs Bouten will present the paper “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Application of Fast-Pyrolysis Oil in a Gas Turbine Combustor” on 7 July 2020 at 16:20 CET.

Jul 08
WEBINAR Flexible In Fuel & Reliable In Operation: Oil & Gas Turbine Applications co-hosted by AIREM Energy

Join OPRA webinar on June 8, 2020 at 16:30 CET to learn about Oil & Gas Turbine Applications. Webinar will be co-hosted by AIREM Energy. To register your place on this webinar: click here

Jul 15
WEBINAR Introducing OPRA Rental Solutions

Join OPRA Turbines webinar ‘Introducing OPRA Rental Solutions’ on July 15th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Register here

Sep 08
EXHIBITION WasteTech 2020

OPRA will exhibit at WasteTech in Moscow, Russia from 8-10 September 2020.

Sep 24
CONFERENCE Gasification Summit 2020

OPRA Turbines will be participating and presenting a paper on ‘“Radial Gas Turbines as the missing link between Gasification and the energy market‘ at Gasification Summi from 24-25 September 2020 in Lyon, France.

Oct 06
EXHIBITION World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit

OPRA will be participating at the World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit in London from 6-7 October 2020.

Nov 05
EXHIBITION CIIE, 5-10 November 2020

OPRA will exhibit at the 3rd China International Import Expo, CIIE, from 5 to 10 of November 2020