Eng. Eric Robert Butcher
Senior Advisor To The Board
Managing Partner at Consultoria Ltd. London and Chief Operating Officer at CAASA Lausanne, Switzerland, with responsibility for all technical advisory services, promotions and technical matters related to the commercial activities and project development.
General Manager, Astur Trading & Consulting S.a.r.l., Luxembourg 2008 — 2013
Overseeing the development of projects and promotions for projects in the GCC Region, Iran, Panama, and East Africa. represented diverse companies from the USA, Colombia, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Comision Federal de Electricidad (Mexican State-owned electrical utility company) Sub-director for Construction, and then Director for Financed Projects, Mexico DF, Mexico, 1994-2000 In charge of all construction, engineering and tenders for construction in generation, transmission, power substations and other facilities including gas pipelines, ports and material handling systems. In charge of all Private Investment projects including IPP’s, and BLT’s related to generation, transmission and supporting infrastructure, including the 6 Million ton/annum Petacalco Coal terminal and ash handling system of the 6 x 350 Mw Petacalco Coal fired power plant.
Developed the CFE’s International Division, providing engineering and design services for diverse countries abroad in Central and South America and executed sub-contracts of engineering for companies like General Electric Nuclear Power for nuclear power generation.
Promotec Consultores S.A. de C.V., Personal owned consulting company in Mexico City, Director, 1989-1994
Advised and completed JV for the Altamira port Bulk Materials Terminal.
Executed basic engineering and studies for relocation of a gold coin manufacturing facility for the Mexican Mint and Ministry of Finance.
Executed, in association with River Consulting Inc. of USA, the feasibility study and transportation design for major salt producing facility extension for Exportadora de Sal, S.A. and Mitsubishi Corp.
Siderurgica Lazaro Cardenas, Las Truchas, S.A. Mexico City and Cd. Lazaro Cardenas, Mich. Mexico, Manager for Interplant Services and then Technical Sub-Director, 1973-1989
In charge of all Interplant Services plants, mobile equipment and related for a greenfield integrated steel plant and iron ore mine. Continued later as Manager for Services and Technical Sub-director for the second stage expansion of such plant with an investment of over 3 billion USD.
Comision Federal de Electricidad, Mexico. Systems engineer for nuclear reactor auxiliary systems at the Laguna Verde Nuclear Power plant. 1972-1973
University of Veracruz, Mexico BSc in Mechanical Electrical Engineering, graduated Honours 1968
Birkbeck College, University of London, UK BSc in Physics (on-going), other distance courses at Univ. of Edinburgh, Rutgers USA, Exeter Univ. UK
CBI Scholar at the Nuclear Power Group in the UK, 1969-1970
GE Nuclear Power Plant training.
Southwest Research Institute (USA), Non-destructive testing and base line evaluation for power projects
Kepner Tregoe analysis of decision making and process course
Over 50 years of hands-on experience in the planning, development, contracting, financing, organisation, execution and control of major investment projects in infrastructure, energy and power; including, nuclear, hydro, geothermal, coal, gas and FO fired power generation plants, as well as projects related to mining, iron and steel manufacturing, precious metals and basic infrastructure in general.
Extensive experience in engineering, procurement and construction of major infrastructure projects, bidding and evaluation of tenders, contract negotiations and financing.
Extensive experience in creating Joint Ventures, Partnerships and associations between entities for the development of industrial and commercial endeavours.
Extensive experience in the organisation, control and management of personnel and project groups worldwide.
Languages: English and Spanish, fluent; Italian: basic