Global Product Director – Aero Derivative Gas Turbines, HPI Energy Services, Ltd.
Rob Hopwood is Global Product Director – Aero Derivative Gas Turbines for HPI Energy Services, Ltd., where he is responsible for HPI Operations in Europe, North Africa, and Offshore North Sea. Rob began his career in the Royal Navy as Marine Engineering Technician. In this role, he specialized in diesel and gas turbine propulsion plant and was involved in the Type 22 frigate build and sea trials. After 15 years of service in the Royal Navy, Rob became Commissioning Engineer at European Gas Turbines in Lincoln, England. He later joined General Electric Marine & Industrial Gas Turbines as Senior Field Service Representative. He then became Field Services Leader at GE Power Systems responsible for offshore field service, commissioning, and mapping of DLE aeroderivative engines. As a marine engineer, Rob has been involved in commissioning and sea trials of propulsion systems for cruise ships such as Royal Caribbean International and Cunard.
Rob graduated from GE Power Systems Field Engineering Programme at Power Systems University CTEC in Evendale, Ohio. He is registered as an Incorporated Engineer with the UK Engineering Council and is a member of the Institute of Engineers & Technicians. He holds a BTEC HND in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from Cornwall College and a BTEC National Certificate in Marine Engineering.