Fossil and Hydro Power Experience: In former Soviet Georgia, performed International tenders, and managed the resultant contractors for the European Bank for Rehabilitation and
Development funded Rehabilitation of the Gardabani Power Plant, and the Rioni Hydro Power Plant.
Companies selected came from Germany, Norway, Czech Republic, India, England, France, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia and Georgia. Included advice to Plant Directors and the Ministers of Finance and Power & Energy. Monitored the Rehabilitation Agreement for compliance to all aspects.
After a major flooding of the Hrazdan HPP, assisted the Armenian Minister for Fuel and Energy and provided a Feasibility Study and negotiated with the World Bank for the rehabilitation. Negotiated 14 contracts for the rehabilitation effort and managed them to World Bank policies and procedures.
Following his rescue from terrorists in Iraq, Douglas returned to Australia where he again concentrated his
efforts on energy efficiencies and renewable energy innovations, while also providing a funding model to
support the aspirations of Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islanders.
Douglas was proud, but humbled to have been made an Honouree Kaurareg.