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.

Oct 09
EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE MIAC, 9-11 October 2019

Our sales partner EIL Srl will be exhibiting at MIAC from 9-11 October 2019 in Lucca, Italy. Visit Booth 129 to find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine within the paper industry. Andrea Poleschi, EIL Srl Commercial Director will participate in the conference panel on October 10th from 15:00-15:30.

Oct 15
CONFERENCE Greentech In Shipping USA, 15-16 October, 2019

Anshuman Pandey, Segment Manager Marine at OPRA will be presenting “Powering the maritime with low emissions and fuel flexible gas turbines” on 16th October,  from 11:15 – 11:40 during Greentech In Shipping USA.

Oct 15
EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE ME RoTIC, 15-17 October 2019

OPRA will be exhibiting at ME RoTIC, Middle East Rotating Machinery Technology and Innovation Conference & Showcase, from 15-17 October 2019 in Dubai, UAE. Visit Booth C6 to discuss with our team and find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine. Maarten Toevank, Segment Manager Oil & Gas at OPRA will be presenting “Flare Gas To Power: Closed Loop Enhanced Oil Recovery With Gas Turbines” on 16th October, session 4 from 14:30 – 15:00.

Nov 05
EXHIBITION CIIE, 5-10 November 2019

OPRA will be exhibiting at CIIE, China International Import Expo, from 5-10 November 2019 in National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China. Visit Booth 3C9-003 to discuss with our team and find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine.

Nov 27
EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE EMEX, 27-28 November 2019

Our sales partner EIL Srl will be exhibiting at EMEX, The Energy Management Exhibition, from 27-28 November 2019 in London, UK. Visit Booth D40 to find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine.