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KRIST BIAKANJA
Project Mechanical Engineer, Spectrum Energy, Inc.

Mr. Biakanja has more than thirty years experience in the power generation and petrochemical industries. He joined Spectrum Energy in 1998 and has worked with Spectrum founders John Seidler and Mark Gilliss since 1982. Mr. Biakanja served as Project Mechanical Engineer on all of the Spectrum EPC and EPM projects, all of which were completed on or ahead of schedule, under budget, and met or exceeded performance guarantees. These projects include a 2xLM6000 combined cycle plant for Kinder Morgan, 6xFT8 TwinPac and 7EA simple cycle plants for Constellation Power (one of which is located in Alberta, Canada), 3xLM6000 and 2xLM6000 simple cycle plants for Duke Energy or Duke partnerships, two installations resulting in a 3x7FA simple cycle plant for Dominion Power, 2xLM6000 simple cycle plants for Alabama Municipal Electric Authority and Public Service Company of New Mexico, three LM6000 installations for Jonesboro City Water and Light, an LM6000 installation and subsequent expansion for Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation and another LM6000 for Southwestern Electric Cooperative. Overall, Mr. Biakanja has assisted in the installation of 3,043 MW of electricity for Spectrum Energy.

Prior to joining Spectrum, Mr. Biakanja was employed by Wahlco Environmental Systems, LG&E Power Systems/Ultrasystems Engineering & Constructors, Marlex Oil & Refining, and Parsons Engineering, where he served in design and engineering as Design Supervisor, Field Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and Project Engineer. Some of the projects Mr. Biakanja worked on included the Gilroy Foods Cogeneration Project, a thermal energy storage system addition to a gas-fired cogeneration plant; the coal-fired Roanoke cogeneration Project; two coal-fired power plants, Poso and Jasmin; five wood-fired power plants, Fresno, Rocklin, West Enfield, Jonesboro, and Blue Lake, and a wood-fired cogeneration plant in Long Beach. Mr. Biakanja is a graduate of West Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.