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Attached is the final agenda for the meeting. I have extended the room bock out to 16th of October. I hope I did not confuse you all on the length of the conference. We will be meeting for a half of day on the 9th. Lunch will be provided.

As you all know MPR has become increasingly involved during the last two (2015 and 2016) WUG Conferences, and will be present again at the 2017 Conference.  As you are aware, they have actively participated by taking (and posting) the 2016 Conference minutes and the 2017 Conference Agenda.  In addition, MPR has prepared the draft Charter for the group, joined in the group collaboration (forums and teleconferences) amongst members, and they took time during the 2016 Conference to share a presentation that highlighted the value that they would add if elected Project Management of WUG.


MPR would serve in the project management role (e.g., technical support, group collaboration, conference logistics), and as Chairman, you can rest assured that I would still be the leader of membership, until such time as other elections were taken (for new officer(s) amongst members; as MPR will not serve as an Officer – simply as a project manager).


During the 2017 Conference, MPR plans to highlight/summarize a few bullets from last year’s value-add discussion, but my goal is to move this towards an official vote that would allow us to leave the 2017 Conference knowing that MPR would be the new project manager for 2018 and beyond.  Last year, they requested $2,000 per member station (which includes the conference registration fee for multiple station personnel to attend the annual conference [up to three]).


By way of this email, I would like to take a straw-poll to ask:

  • Are you in favor of MPR being voted-in as next WUG Project Manager?
  • Are you in favor of the suggested WUG charter?
  • Have you received authorization for station dues of $2,000 (or will you receive this authorization, prior to 2017 Conference)?


MPR has noted that an alternative (for 2018) would be to continue with registration payment per individual (like 2017) + $500 per individual for other group costs.  Either approach would be on a time and materials basis for 2018, to ensure that costs are covered during this transition year.


Please provide feedback (by October 25th), so that we can have a general idea of how things will go during the 2017 Conference.


Thank you.



Dates:               Tuesday November 7, 2017 through Wednesday November 8, 2017

Location:          Crowne Plaza, Denver, CO

Subject:           Wärtsilä Users Group (WUG) Technical Conference

Attendees:        WUG Members, Wärtsilä, equipment suppliers/vendor and MPR Associates

Purpose:          Discuss technical issues associated with Wärtsilä Models 34SG, 50SG, and 50DF natural gas and dual fuel generators at WUG member power plants and discuss 2018 goals and objectives (e.g., OEM interface throughout 2018, technical tasks to be evaluated prior to 2018 WUG Conference).

Objectives:       1.    Identify way to improve Wärtsilä Models 34SG, 50SG, and 50DF generator reliability.

  1. Identify projects that will benefit generator reliability and performance.
  2. Obtain W technical input regarding operating experience.
  3. Provide technical reports and/or evaluations to members.
  4. Identify training opportunities.




PRE-CONFERENCE WELCOME and VENDOR FAIR                           (Monday PM, November 6, 2017)

NOTE: Vendor Fair and Welcome Reception will be located in ELLINGWOOD ROOMS A & B


  • Vendor Booth Set-Up                                                                           (Monday, 2:00 – 5:00pm)


  • EVENT – VENDOR FAIR DINNER and OPEN BAR                                   (Monday, 5:00 – 8:30pm)




———- Tuesday, November 7, 2017 ———-



NOTE: Breakfast will be served each morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am in the RED CLOUD ROOM

NOTE: General Sessions will be held in ELLINGWOOD ROOMS A & B



  • WUG Conference Opening                                       (Tuesday, November 7th 8:00am – 9:00am)
    1. Introductions of WUG Member Attendees                                   WUG Chairman
    2. Welcome to Denver, CO                                                            WUG Chairman
    3. Agenda Review                                                                         WUG Chairman
    4. Review Past WUG Conference Minutes                                       MPR
    5. Review Past WUG Action Items                                                  MPR
    6. WUG Website and email List Processor Update                          WUG Chairman
    7. Wärtsilä Users Group – New Potential Members                          WUG Chairman


  • Project Management                                                                        (Tuesday 9:00am – 9:30am)


  1. Review and approval of WUG Charter
  2. Review and approval of MPR Support as WUG Project Manager 
  • Recent Operating Experience Presentations                                      (Tuesday 9:30am – Noon)
    1. WUB Member Plants
    2. Open Forum  


  • Wärtsilä Technical Presentations (session closed to vendors)          (Tuesday 1:00pm – 5:00pm)
    1. Introduction                                                                                           (15 min)
    2. US market update                                                                                 (30 min)
    3. Services/Technical discussion w/ potential RCA case                              (~1 hr)
    4. Local Parts Inventory Update                                                                 (15 min)
    5. Break out session – topics will be presented at the event                        (~ 1 hr)
      1. Group 1 – Large bore engines (W50SG/DF)
      2. Group 2 – Small bore engines (W34SG/DF, 32DF, 28SG, 220SG etc.)
    6. Wrap up, actions and open discussion                                                   (30 min)
    7. Closure of Action Items from 2016 Conference                                       (15 min)
    8. *Initial Plans to Address Item 4 Issues (tasks, owners dates)                   (15 min)


EVENT – DINNER and KART RACING (UNSER KARTING)                      (Tuesday 5:30pm – 9:00pm)


———- Wednesday, November 8, 2017 ———-

NOTE: Breakfast will be served each morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am in the RED CLOUD ROOM

NOTE: General Sessions will be held in ELLINGWOOD ROOMS A & B



  • Users Forum                                                                  (Wednesday, Nov 8th 8:00am – 9:00am)
    1. Follow-on discussions from Tuesday
    2. Effectiveness, Actions, and Future planning  


  • Motor Services Hugo Stamp                                                    (Wednesday 9:00am – 11:00am)
    1. GCS Technical White Paper presentation – The Kennett control system upgrade (60 min)
    2. The Kennett Upgrade Q&A with lead GCS Project Engineer, Felipe Santos (45 min)
    3. Presentation (Kennett) – The upgrade process, experiences & working with GCS (45 min)
    4. MSHS overview – New service offerings & introduction of Shane Roeser (30 min) 


  • Closing of Business Agenda                                          



EVENT – WOODWARD FACILITY TOUR                                                 (Wednesday 1:00pm– 5:00pm)

EVENT – LOCAL BREWERY (Tasting Event) and DINNER                    (Wednesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm)


———- Thursday, November 9, 2017 ———-

NOTE: Breakfast will be served each morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am in the RED CLOUD ROOM

General Sessions will be held in ELLINGWOOD ROOMS A & B             (Thursday 8am – 12pm, Lunch)

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