AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: FRANZ J. STIRNIMANN
Franz J. Stirnimann has held the position of senior consultant at The Energy Consulting Group Ltd. in Switzerland since 2005. He started his career as a process engineer and spent more than 25 years in the field of engineering for thermal power plants, mainly for combined-cycle plants within ABB Power Generation and later ALSTOM Power. In 1994 he became vice president for Combined Cycle Plant Engineering with worldwide responsibilities. During his career, he has been involved in the design and execution of all types of combined-cycle plants as well as development activities for plant standardization. A Swiss citizen, Stirnimann has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss University of Applied Science and Arts in Lucerne.