The gas turbine engine is a very versatile power plant. Its cost, size and efficiency have made it a very useful prime mover in air, land and sea applications. Those favourable features are the result of the very advanced implementation of physical laws and detailed knowhow acquired through decades of experience by the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Staff associated with procurement, operation and maintenance can also greatly benefit from similar knowledge. It is natural to expect that this knowledge, when judiciously applied, can deliver improvements in operations and economics.

About Cranfield University

Cranfield, active in gas turbines since its inception, delivers applied education and research. With expanding gas turbine deployments Cranfield supports air land and sea applications. Cranfield offers extensive international gas turbine education for practising professionals including the bespoke Gas Turbine Performance for the Gulf Course delivered through the SEEDS Platform of Kuwait. This course offers applied principles of Gas Turbine performance and aspects directly related to Gulf region operations.

About SEEDS Platform Co.

SEEDS Platform Co. specialises in providing green building consultations as well as sustainability educational services on the online platform. Being the first of it’s kind in the MENA region, the online platform includes a sustainability focused academy for online courses and exclusive ebooks, provides for sustainability education, knowledge and resources for professionals in the MENA region, it also connects individuals and experts interested in the sustainable built environment. Expanding it’s training and workshops services, SEEDS Platform exclusively collaborates with Cranfield University to deliver the GAS turbines Course for candidates in the GCC region.

At a glance

Course structure


What you will learn

Exclusive to the GCC Region, the course has two primary objectives.

  • Offer attendees a clear view of the need for a wide range of gas turbine designs to deal with the requirement of a multitude of applications.


  • Clarify matter related to gas turbine behaviour under a wide range of operational and ambient conditions.

Core content

Day 1 – Gas Turbine Designs and Applications
Day 2 – Gas Turbine Components and Interactions
Day 3 – Off – Design Performance and Introduction to GT Control
Day 4 – Gas Turbine Operations
Day 5 – Digital Laboratory

Who should attend

This short course is aimed at professionals seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an internationally growing industry.

It is also designed for those looking to enhance their career in the design, development, operations and maintenance of aerospace, marine and industrial applications.

The attendees will be expected to be individuals interested in the gas turbine engine from a procurement, operational, maintenance and educational perspective.


About ETN Global

ETN Global is a non-profit membership association bringing together the entire value chain of the gas turbine technology community. Through cooperative efforts and by initiating common activities and projects, ETN encourages and facilities information exchange cooperation to accelerate research, development, demonstration, and deployment of safe, secure and affordable carbon-neutral energy solutions by 2030. ETN currently has 110 members.


The International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE) was formed to further free international exchanges of airbreathing propulsion. With 25 national representatives, ISABE holds events on six continents. For 50 years ISABE biannually delivers conferences in propulsion with invited lectures, contributed technical paper sessions, pre-arranged sessions, special forums and social events for informal discussions, networking and relaxation.  


Professor Pericles Pilidis
Head – Thermal Power and Propulsion
His Doctorate in Gas Turbine Performance was followed by employment in the gas turbine maintenance base of an airline where he contributed to performance evaluation, repair processes and inventory management, also the specialisation of his MBA. He joined Cranfield in 1986. He now leads a centre with 200 staff and postgraduates delivering research and education for gas turbines, worldwide, in air, land and sea applications. He has many honours and awards including former Board Membership in ETN and UK representative in ISABE.
Dr. Theoklis Nikolaidis
Director – Thermal Power MSc
While an engineering officer in the Hellenic Air Force he undertook the Cranfield Gas Turbine MSc and a Doctorate in evaluating gas turbines in Air Force operational matters to complement his maintenance policy and quality assurance duties applied to aircraft engine operations. After 21 years in the Air Force, primarily in advanced O&M, he joined Cranfield where he applies his experience to operational matters deploying advanced analysis techniques, including the operational application of gas turbine digital twins.
Dr. Suresh Sampath
Head Gas Turbine Systems and Operations
While a Senior Engineer in the Indian Navy he undertook a Cranfield Doctorate developing a digital twin for an advanced marine gas turbine engine for health monitoring purposes. After 25 years in the Indian Navy delivering gas turbine maintenance selection and maintenance duties he joined Cranfield where he currently leads international projects and education in gas turbines for air, land and sea applications. These are primarily focused on the needs of gas turbine users and his activities have led to many international awards.
Mr. Paul Lambart
Visiting Academic Fellow
Ex Managing Director of R-MC Power Recovery Ltd, a compressor washing based business. He has over thirty years of commercial experience in delivering innovative products with his background in Chemistry and Engineering. A Visiting Fellow of Cranfield for the past 16 years and Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board to the Thermal Power MSc. At R-MC, he was the main liaison between the company and the University where he was directly involved with 19 PhD candidates and over 50 MSc student’s projects. Currently operating within a consultancy business helping GT users to obtain the best performance from their equipment with the minimum impact on the environment.
Dr. Iyad Al-attar
Visiting Academic Fellow
A Mechanical Engineer, air filtration consultant, and environmental enthusiast. A Visiting Academic Fellow at Cranfield University. He is the first associated consultant for EUROVENT Middle East for air quality and filtration affairs. He received his Engineering degrees from Toronto [Canada], Kuwait and Loughborough [UK] Universities. His area is the performance of high-efficiency pleated filters for HVAC and land-based gas turbine applications with special emphasis on the chemical and physical characterization of airborne particles. He has authored many articles on the subject. He is an editorial member/referee in the Filtration Society (UK) and the Journal of Cleaner Production.


The SEEDS Platform can arrange the following for candidates:

  • Follow up with instructors 
  • Career consultations 
  • An exclusive refresher course 

The course includes:

  • Taught material from Cranfield University 
  • Access to Turbomatch

Please note: This course is only available through the SEEDS Platform

Accommodation options and prices

This course will be delivered online.

Location and travel

This course will be delivered online.

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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