Field Services Manager, HPI Energy Services, Ltd.
Pete Johnston is Field Services Manager for HPI Energy Services, Ltd. in Lincoln, United Kingdom. With over thirty-five years in the energy industry, he has a broad and diverse knowledge of turbomachinery and the practical ability to perform projects safely and with the understanding of the commercial aspects of the business operation. He is a vetted consultant with the ability to provide risk assessments, assist with maintenance planning, and review method statements. Pete provides technical support for timely interventions for routine and emergency maintenance, and performs borescope inspections and photography, and hot-section and cold-section replacement and/or repairs.
Pete has extensive experience with aeroderivative gas turbines, especially the GE LM6000, throughout the UK, Europe, and offshore installations. He has managed the service and maintenance of gas turbines used for mechanical drive, gas compression, and power generation. With a strong appreciation for control systems and field instrumentation devices, Pete has managed the servicing of GE LM6000PA and Rolls-Royce Olympus gas turbines, Siemens steam turbines, waste heat recovery steam generators, gas compressors, water treatment plants, and ancillary plant equipment.
Pete holds an ONC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an HNC in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and is registered as an Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council.
Prior to joining HPI Energy Services, Pete spent ten years managing overhaul and plant upgrades on 500 MW boilers, steam turbines, and ancillary equipment for C.E.G.B./National Power PLC. He was a 2nd Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Site Radiography Advisor of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).
Pete also spent seven years managing all aspects of engineering and overhaul services at a 50 MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant for E.ON UK. This provided him with extensive experience on the GE LM6000PA gas turbine. Prior to E.ON UK, Pete managed the maintenance contracts for ten sites within a CHP plant portfolio.
Pete’s civilian marine experience includes supervising boiler rebuilds on P & O container ships at the Malta Dry Dock, where he was also responsible for the engineering procedures and quality control of the work associated with the main propulsion rebuilds. Pete also inspected and improved the procedures for repairing waste heat recovery boilers (WHRB) at the Port of La Spezia in Italy.