26th April 2019
On 12th April 2019, David Rose, Graham Cooper, Chris Wareham, and Gary Hotchkiss, attended the third annual Asia Power Forum, together with Ben Adams, who had the honour of being a guest speaker at this year’s event. David and Graham travelled to the Forum locally from Hawkins’ Singapore Office, while Gary attended from Hong Kong, Chris travelled from Dubai, and Ben made the journey from London to the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, where the all-day conference was held.
The Asia Power Forum is open to delegates from the regional insurance market and technical experts within the relevant power generation sectors. Themes discussed in presentations throughout the conference ranged from current claims in the insurance/reinsurance industry, to technological development issues that the power generation sector may face in the future.
Ben Adams’ presentation on Power Plant Warranties focused on the user’s point of view. It was followed by a panel discussion and questions, which then also encompassed an insurer’s point of view.
Ben Adams discusses some comments he has heard in the past on the subject of Power Plant Warranties
Ben led an in-depth discussion on what kind of incidents the types of warranties for power plants cover, and how long those warranty periods typically are. However, Ben also described some costly examples of when failures in power generation equipment, such as turbines, made them unable to provide customers with ‘guaranteed power output’. Though a good warranty manager is hard to find, Ben says that one is essential to ensure that necessary maintenance and repairs of power plant equipment are completed, and ultimately to ensure that losses are avoided. Hawkins' engineers not only investigate losses regarding gas turbine blades and power generation equipment, but also handle claims involving renewable energy sources such as dams, wind turbines and solar panels.
Hawkins was also pleased to sponsor the evening drinks reception at the 2019 Asia Power Forum, and we look forward to attending the Forum again in 2020.
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