Phil Friend

Administrative Manager, UK

Philip Friend has thirty years of experience, mainly in the coordination, project management and contract administration of power schemes and infrastructure works.

Philip Friend has thirty years of experience, mainly in the coordination, project management and contract administration of power schemes and infrastructure works. His experience covers all aspects of contract administration and management from the preparation of contract documents, pre-qualification and tender processes, through bid evaluation, contract negotiation to administration, payment certification, completion certification and evaluation of claims.

Mr Friend was involved in a number of power schemes and infrastructure projects worldwide. His experience includes diesel, gas and hydroelectric power stations in Pakistan, Iran, Zambia and Kenya. For four years he was the Regional Manager for East Africa responsible for marketing, client liaison and all ongoing project works, including site investigations for major hydro developments in Kenya and Uganda, and construction of civil works for gas turbines in Kenya.

He has spent more than 12 years resident on site for the investigation and construction of major hydroelectric schemes, as well as other site experience on thermal power and Environmental projects. He was also project manager for the rehabilitation of a 12 MW hydro station at Lusiwasi in Zambia, and provided expert civil input to the construction of a 150 MW hydro station in Iran.

He was the Project Coordinator for the master-planning phase of a reclamation development for a new town of 200,000 people off the northern coast of Bahrain, and infrastructure engineer for a private development of 1,000 houses in Nigeria.

In 2006 Mr Friend joined CARES and has been involved in the coordination of technical auditing and engineering of various aspects of the Lagos Harbour and Bonny Channel and River in Nigeria. Both of these areas are of paramount importance in Nigeria for the import and export of goods and also the export of Liquid Natural Gas.

In 2008 Mr Friend became a Director of CARES.