Gamma Ingenieros has consulted on the development of Energy Projects, on Energy Markets, Energy Efficiency, Co-generation, and Regulatory Framework Research, on Emissions, Renewable Energy, the Design and Optimization of Thermal Equipment and on the Design of both liquefied and gaseous Fuel Distribution Networks.
Strategic Planning, Management and Cost Control, Organizational Optimization, Process Re-engineering, Market Research and Project Development.
Gamma Ingenieros specializes in project development and supervision including technical inspections and startups. We have supported companies in other areas of engineering, such as technical inspections at construction sites and other applications.
WHO WE ARE
Gamma Ingenieros started its business activities in 1968 as a Partnership of Professionals.
Since its initiation, Gamma Ingenieros has specialized in Engineering Consulting pursuant to the policies of the Chilean Association of Consulting Engineering Services (AIC – Asociación Chilena de Ingeniería de Consulta) and the Latin American Federation of Consulting Associations, (FELAC- Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Consultores) maintaining its independence from suppliers and service businesses.
One of the things that set Gamma Ingenieros apart from the rest of the market and that guarantees quality in each consultancy, project or research study is that each job is steered by a highly experienced engineer who acts as the Consultant in Chief, guiding all aspects of the job at hand and evaluating progress continually.
Gamma Ingenieros believes it is vital that its professionals provide the highest quality service, striving to view things from the client’s viewpoint and delivering their utmost know-how and expertise with a view to consolidating an added value experience in each of the companies Gamma advises.
Development of Skills
Our teams receive ongoing training on the areas we focus on, reviewing tendencies and current regulations in addition to development. We subscribe to numerous publications, we are in close contact with Universities in Chile and abroad and we also attend and run Refresher Lectures and Seminars.
One of the values we most prize in our organization is the comprehensive preparation of our professionals particularly with regards to teamwork. Through this exercise we share the experiences gained from different projects and part of Gamma’s substance is that our highly experienced team of professionals continuously supervise the younger members.
We also have an outstanding network of contacts in other specialty areas, with whom we create multidisciplinary teams according to our client’s needs.
When an advisory service or consultancy need arises, and upon being made aware of the client’s specific needs, we submit a Work Plan. This document specifies the project goals, scope and methodology, the proposed team as well as the estimated consultancy costs and timings.
The job is managed jointly by Gamma’s professional team and the client’s counterpart, with a view to delivering a high standard service end-product consistent with the client’s requirements and based on our knowhow and far-reaching experienced.
Our style has evolved across more than 45 years of experience as an engineering Company, and we are proud to have been able to convey this to our entire team.
Gamma Ingenieros S.A. Presentation, May 2016
Development of Skills
Technical Site Inspectors (ITOs)
Francisco Negroni Ellena
A Civil Industrial Engineering graduate from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1958), Francisco holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Berkeley, California, USA (1968), and post-graduate studies in Industrial Engineering. His experience includes being Head of Planning and Control at FENSA and a Research Engineer at COPEC; Consultant in Engineering and Industrial Projects; a Professor and Researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has been CEO of Gamma Ingenieros since 1968 and has widespread experience in industrial projects, in corporate management, optimization and reengineering processes, and in strategic planning. He is a specialist in the efficient use of conventional and renewable energies.
Fernando San Martín Sepúlveda
Fernando holds a degree in Civil Industrial Engineering from Universidad Católica de Chile (1968) and a post-graduate degree in Economic Engineering from the Universidad de Chile. During the course of his career he has been a Researcher and Professor of the Mechanical Engineering major at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; the Production Manager at Industrias Eléctricas Omicrón SA.; an Engineer at CADE Consultants and CADE IDEP and the Manager of Constructora “Socoanto Ltda”. He specializes in process optimization, feasibility studies and market and cost research and in strategic planning advisory as well as business management in general.
Iván Muñoz Bravo
Iván holds a degree in Civil Industrial Engineering from Universidad Católica de Chile majoring in Mechanical Engineering (1975). He holds a Postgraduate Degree in Administration (DPA) from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez de Chile (1987). He was a university professor from 1976-1979.
His business career includes the following: Elecmetal Projects Engineer (1975-1988); Independent Consultant (1989-1991); CEO of Fundición Indesa, a member of the Elecmetal Group (1992-1998); CEO of Fábrica de Bolas de Molienda Proacer , a jointly owned Belgian/South African grinding ball manufacturer (1998-2008); South American Regional Manager for Productos Scaw Metals Sud Africa (2008-2010). He has far-reaching experience in the development of industrial projects, in business management, in optimization and re-engineering processes as well as in strategic planning. He is experienced in developing work teams focused on profitability, leadership, growth, safety, quality of life and corporate social
responsibility. He has been a Project Manager and Partner of Gamma Ingenieros since 2011.
Chief Project Manager
Raúl Díaz-Valdés Rowlands
Raúl is an Aeronautical Engineer from the Military Technical Academy (Academia Politécnica Militar). He was the former Head of the Fuels Division at the Superintendence of Electricity and Fuels (SEC-Superintendencia de Electricidad y Combustibles). His business career also includes: Industrial Projects Engineer, Projects Engineer and Consultant at Gamma Ingenieros since 1996. He has ample experience in the design of electrical and fuel installations and is skilled in Chilean and foreign regulations regarding fuels and electric power. He holds wide-ranging experience in materials certification, in projects, in the implementation and technical inspection of work sites, as well as in determining the risk matrixes for oil pipelines, and gas pipelines, the integrity of fuel networks. He was a Professor of Building Installations in the Energy Area of the School of Architecture at the Universidad de Chile (2009) and a Professor of the Masters in Energy Economics, MEE, at UTFSM.
Eduardo Romero Nova
A Civil Chemical Engineer graduated from the Universidad de Concepción (1997), with broad experience as Plant Engineer in thermoplastic processing companies such as Tehmco S.A. and Teconplas S.A., in charge of the areas of production planning, operations and control and maintenance, Eduardo is knowledgeable in the implementation, certification and maintenance of the ISO 9001 system. He was formerly Project Engineer in the environmental area at Gamma Ingenieros and currently works in the energy sector.
Fabián Tarsetti Abarca
A Mechanical Engineer graduated from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), Energy mention (2016). “Federico Santa María” award as the best graduate of the 2016 generation. He completed an ISO 50.001 implementation course. He has been a Project Engineer at Gamma Ingenieros since may 2017 and he has expertise in energy efficiency and fuel savings projects, cogeneration technologies pre-feasability, energy markets, Natural Gas distribution studies, asset valuation and IFRS modeling.
Rafael Ramos Valenzuela
A qualified Draughtsman graduated from EAT-PUC, Rafael pursued two years of Industrial Engineering Implementation at UTEM. He has been Gamma’s draughtsman since 2008. He completed the Technical Site Inspector (ITO) program approved by the Chilean Chamber of Commerce. He has comprehensive knowledge of various CAD programs and experience in the development of network projects for Gas Natural, gas pipelines and oil pipelines. He also has experience in road projects and public services.
Gamma also has the support of a group of Professionals and Companies with whom it joins forces for specific studies or projects which complement its expertise.
Jorge Marambio y Asociados Ltda.
Structural Civil Engineering and Soil Mechanics
Topography and Geo Measuring
Gamma also has Technical Site Inspectors (ITOs) who monitor and control the jobs performed by the National Pipeline Association (SONACOL- Sociedad Nacional de Oleoductos) throughout the country.
TECHNICAL SITE INSPECTORS
Hernán Salinas Olivera
Benito Fernandez Morales
Honorio Leiva Lucero
Juan Pablo Pacheco Bastidas
Jonathan Ayacura Valdebenito
Diagnostics Studies, identification of concrete actions for energy savings, their technical and economic audit, implementation planning as well as financing, personnel training and providing implementation support until the appropriate savings have been achieved. The company is certified by the Chilean Agency for Energy Efficiency (AChEE- Agencia Chilena de Eficiencia Energetica), having completed over 60 Energy Efficiency projects.
Energy Efficiency Funding
The Chilean Agency for Energy Efficiency (AChEE), consistent with its aim to encourage energy efficiency across the country, regularly launches co-financing programs for energy efficiency studies, so that the client need only pay a lesser percentage of the study costs while the Agency funds the rest. To this end, the Agency requires that the consulting company as well as their professionals be appropriately certified by them.
Gamma Ingenieros has a Company certification, besides having three certified professionals available.
The co-financing programs which AChEE has launched over time and in which we have been involved in include the following:
Energy Efficiency Audits
Energy Efficiency Design Phase
Gap Analysis and Implementation Plan for ISO 50.001 Energy Management System
Certification and Implementation of ISO 50.001 Energy Management System
Co-generation Project Pre-feasibility Studies
Co-generation Project Feasibility Studies
Measurement and Substantiation of Energy Efficiency Projects.
Refer to Gamma Ingenieros (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding the co-financing terms or consult the AChEE website (www.acee.cl)
Research and project implementation in electric and thermal energy generation using state-of-the-art technology, particularly in solar, thermal, biomass, biogas and minor hydraulic projects. Experience in administering projects for major solar, thermal and biogas plants. Moreover, research on government policies regarding the production and use of biogas is also conducted.
Extensive knowledge regarding the gaseous, liquid and solid fuels markets. Studies on Fuel Demand and Supply. Market Research on fuels usage and application. Advice on negotiating contract conditions and the design of rate structures. Implementation of lower cost alternative fuels.
Assessment on Energy Management System implementation consistent with ISO 50,001 certification. Support for Gap Analysis and the implementation of handbooks, procedures, energy efficiency plans, internal audit and indicators. Gamma employs a top professional auditor in this standard, plus another professional with implementation know-how.
Research, assessment and audits on the use of domestic and foreign safety regulations applicable to power and fuel facilities and networks. Audits and reviews of power rates for regulated and non-regulated customers.
Technical Assessment – Electrical Co-generation Economics. Pre-feasibility studies, Feasibility and Implementation of CHP technologies. Economic assessment, selection and purchase of equipment. Heat recovery projects. Supervision of Plant Installation and Start-up.
Fuel network engineering based on clients’ needs, both in terms of internal networks and power matrixes. Research on Conceptual, Basic and Detailed Engineering on Gas lines and Oil lines.
Development of Detailed Engineering for the installation of SRP plants in industries, having engineered more than 12 plants across Chile. The topography, the soil surveys, the foundation calculations and civil works, the mechanical, electrical and service projects and are all included.
Review of the current operation and specific needed requirements, solution proposals using technological innovations, enhanced performance and automatization aimed at improving equipment usage.
Energy Management System – ISO 50001
Rules and Regulations Reviews
Fuel Network Design
Natural Gas (LNG) Satellite Regasification Plant. (SRP)
Design and Optimization of Thermal Equipment
Analysis of operations and of the productive, administrative or logistical processes and proposals for partial to total improvements (re-engineering). Establishing the requirements for the implementation of information and support systems as well as personnel training is also included.
Development of the techno-economic feasibility of investment projects, including estimates of demand, revenues, costs and investments, cash flows and economic indicators. Use of accounting methods such as asset valuation as well as economic methods aimed at calculating business value.
The definition of the key variables for each business and how they are measured and monitored, through the design of executive management control reports.
Full review of the organizational structure at a higher or department level, with the corresponding job descriptions and profiles, as well as defining the tasks involved. Additionally we participate in the selection and recruitment of executives.
Strategic Planning Involves business operating diagnostics, the organization of applied workshops, assessment in developing and implementing planning and strategic management methods.
Aimed at appraising the probable demand for products or services and their projection in terms of price, quality, marketing system, and relevant business variables overall. To this end, we have developed expertise in various areas, such as amongst others, fuels, financial services, industrial products, mass consumer products and consumables for mining and industry in general.
Gamma Ingenieros are specialists in conceptual, basic and detailed engineering, the design of oil and gas lines as well as gas networks and the design and review of plants, equipment and facilities.
Gamma Ingenieros conducts research in the field of environmental emissions, and the quantification and review of the more affordable solutions consistent with current regulations
Technical Site Inspection
Gamma specializes in installation projects and the modification of liquid and gaseous fuel networks, as well as industrial scale construction jobs.
This item includes service quality assessment through surveys and the measurement of customer care quality. We apply complementary methods such as conducting and analyzing “Focus Groups”, as well as interviewing representatives of the market being reviewed, as well as opinion leaders.
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FERROCARRIL ANTOFAGASTA BOLIVIA - FCAB
AGUAS DE ANTOFAGASTA - ADASA
TUSAN - CGE
AGENCIA CHILENA DE EFICIENCIA ENERGETICA – AChEE
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COMISION NACIONAL DE ENERGIA
SUPERINTENDENCIA DE ELECTRICIDAD Y COMBUSTIBLES - SEC
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• Design and Optimization of Thermal Equipment