Company News

November 20 - 2019

Peter de Graaf on taking a new role as Lead Mechanical Engineer

At OPRA, we encourage learning and development across all departments and are happy to see employees eager to grow and develop their career within the company. Recently Peter de Graaf made the step from Mechanical Designer to Lead Mechanical Engineer. Read below to find out his thoughts on the move!

 

I joined OPRA in 2006 as a Mechanical Designer. After gaining a lot of experience in my role, I was ready for a new challenge!

 

Why did you decide to apply for the new position within OPRA?

My job function was part of the R&D department focusing on traditional, research-oriented R&D. I was involved in many projects where I gained a lot of experience and really enjoyed the role. I am very proud to say that at OPRA we are given internally the opportunity to apply for new vacancies It gives you an opportunity to explore new opportunities and to grow in different environments whether in a business unit or a different department. When the position of Lead Mechanical Engineer opened up, I was eager for a new challenge where I could be part of the team where orders are turned into actual projects.

 

How are you finding your new role?

Project based work with the direct connection to the production line is what I am really enjoying these days. I feel that I can add value with the knowledge and experience I have gained in my previous role. I am looking forward to growing and expanding my skills.  I am looking forward to working in a customer-oriented project driven technical team.

 

Peter de Graaf, Lead Mechanical Engineer at OPRA Turbines

Sep 21
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition

Sachin Menon, OPRA’s former master student, will present the paper “Numerical Investigation of 100% Premixed Hydrogen Combustor at Gas Turbines Conditions Using Detailed Chemistry” at ASME Turbo Expo on 21-25 September.

Sep 30
WEBINAR Oil And Gas: Utilizing Associated Gases Directly To Generate Clean Electricity

Join us and AIREM Energy for a live webinar on Wednesday, September 30 at 16:30 CET.  In this webinar, Christoph Zahn and Ryan Zwicker will introduce OPRA and AIREM Energy’s successful partnership; upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas; and e emissions reduction through minimization of flaring. Save your seat!

 

Oct 06
VIRTUAL 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.

Oct 14
WEBINAR Introducing KALTIMEX

Join OPRA Turbines live webinar “Introducing KALTIMEX. How customers in Indonesia, Bangladesh and the Philippines will benefit from this new partnership” on October 14, 2020 at 10:30 CET. Sign up here!

 

Oct 21
WEBINAR Advantages Of Using Multiple OPRA Units For A Larger Power Loads

Join our webinar on October 21 at 16:30 CET to learn about cost effectiveness of using multiple units, emissions and performance advantages during load-following; future expansion capability due to our modular approach. Register Now!

Oct 28
WEBINAR OPRA’s Power Generation Rental Solutions

Join our free webinar on October 28, 2020 at 16:30 CET to see OPRA’s power generation rental solution and its financial benefits. Reserve your spot now!

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