Speaker detail

  • Ravi Kannan
  • O&M Manager-DC
  • Marafeq, Qatar

Ravi Kannan is the Operations & Maintenance Manager for District Cooling with Marafeq Qatar, a Qatar utility company specializing in district cooling, waste removal, and gas. He is holding a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Annamalai University-Tamil Nadu-India. Over 28 years of experience in the Power plant and utility development industry with extensive background in District Cooling for more than 9 years.

He started his career in 1989 in A Public Sector "Navaratna" Company called Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Govt. of India. He worked as an Executive Engineer/Electrical O&M up to May 2008, served more than 18 years in Lignite fired thermal power plant having a capacity of 7x210MW steam generators.

In May 2008, he joined as O&M Engineer in Palm District Cooling Company a subsidiary of Dubai world group of companies managing the Palm Jumeriah Crescent development having a capacity of 125,000TR plant in the crescent supplying chilled water to iconic Atlantis and other hotels, residents and resorts.

In August 2010, he joined as Project Manager-DC Plants in National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) UAE. Under Project Management team he successfully executed the projects for District Cooling plants having a capacity of 22500TR of water cooled and Air cooled plants for Dubai Metro Green line projects and 5000TR capacity of Al Minhad Air base district cooling plant.
He joined Marafeq in July 2012 as O&M Manager-DC Operations and Maintenance Department where he oversees all operations and maintenance activities of the DC water cooled and Air cooled plants in Lusail City and Barwa City.