Classroom Dates
23 - 27 Oct 2023 London $5,950
15 - 19 Jul 2024 Dubai $5,950
21 - 25 Oct 2024 London $5,950

Combined cycle power plants have the advantage of high thermal efficiency, relatively low levelised cost of electricity (LCOE), and environmental impact compared to simple cycle gas turbine plants, steam power plants or diesel power plants as thermal efficiency could exceed 60%. In this ETC training course, the fundamentals and advantages of the combined cycle power plants are highlighted and compared to other power generation technologies. These power plants have the flexibility to use different fossil fuels and could be integrated with solar or nuclear energy with a good baseload characteristic.

The details of different components and their matching are essential for proper sizing and selection. Performance evaluation and life cycle economic analysis are vital for evaluating key performance indices of the combined cycle power plant. Review of performance, efficiency enhancement, and proper maintenance practices are vital to lowering the levelised cost of electrical energy (LCOE) produced. Power plant modelling and simulation using different modelling and simulation tools enable designers, planners, and operators to predict the performance at other operation and environmental conditions. The organisation and personnel will benefit from this training course inadequately sizing and selecting combined cycle power plants and evaluating their positive impacts on the economy, society, and job market with a minimum carbon footprint. It will result in an overall positive impact, leading to good marketing and improving the organisation's image.

By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Design and evaluate thermodynamic cycles of combined cycle power plants
  • Choose the suitable methods for performance evaluation
  • Select the proper configuration and size of the combined cycle power plant
  • Evaluate Economics and LCOE
  • Evaluate Environmental Impacts
  • Learn appropriate operation and maintenance practices
  • Ability to simulate and predict power plant performance

The delegates on this training course will be utilising a variety of proven teaching techniques. Each section shall begin with an introduction, followed by a presentation of the key technical concepts. It will include PowerPoint presentations, videos, illustrations, real case studies, and hands-on exercises. Finally, at the end of each section, a group discussion (Q&A) shall be held.

The organisation will benefit directly and indirectly from this training course as follows:

  • Properly sizing and selecting combined cycle power plants
  • Enhance economic impact and increase in revenues
  • Improve socio-economic implications for job creation in the organisation
  • Enhance marketing, image, and competitiveness of the organisation
  • Reduction of operation and maintenance costs
  • Optimising project implementation time 

This training course on the Combined Cycle Power Plants Fundamentals will significantly benefit the program participants in the following aspects:

  • Enhance personal technical knowledge on theory and design
  • Enhance intimate, technical expertise on plant operation and maintenance
  • Enhance socio-economic knowledge related to different power plants
  • Understand the environmental benefits of combined cycle power plants
  • Help in career advancement and growth
  • Enhance competitiveness

This training course will benefit project planners, middle management, O&M engineers, and technicians and economists.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Top and Middle Management
  • Project Developers and Owners
  • High-Level Power Plant Technicians (O&M)
  • Process Plant Technical Professionals: Engineers, Technicians and Operators


  • Introduction to different Power Plant Technologies
  • Basics of Thermodynamic Laws and Gas Turbine Cycles
  • Ideal Open and Closed Gas Turbine Cycles
  • Energy resources for Combined Cycle Power Plants
  • ISO Rating: Effect of elevation and environmental conditions on Combined Cycle Power Plant Performance
  • Actual Performance of Brayton Cycle
  • Cycle Analysis with Variable Properties


  • Air Filtration
  • Air Compressor
  • Combustion Chambers: Types, Pollution Control, And Monitoring
  • Gas Turbine and Steam Turbine Sizing
  • Waste Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG)
  • Steam Turbine Performance
  • Heat Rejection System
  • Control Systems


  • Component Efficiencies
  • Enhancing Simple and Combined Cycle Power Plant Performance.
  • Simple Cycle Operation Mode vs Combined Cycle Mode
  • Steam Turbine Selection and Performance for STEG
  • Operation and Maintenance scheduling of Combined Cycle Power Plants
  • Reduction of NOx emissions
  • Inlet Air Cooling and Mist Systems
  • Part Load Performance and Control


  • Integration of Solar Thermal and Nuclear Energy with Simple and Combined Cycle Power Plants
  • Technology Learning Curves and Future Trends
  • Economics of Combined Cycle Power Plants
  • Plant Siting
  • Environmental Impact Assessment


  • Simulation and Modeling Software Packages
  • Simulation of Combined Cycle Power Plant Performance
  • Project Financing
  • Evaluation of the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE)
  • Evaluation of Environmental Impact