Gasification Project Execution Unit
Oliver Chen is director, Gasification Project Execution Unit, at Air Products. He is responsible for leading the Gasification Project Execution Unit, comprising team members in project management, project controls, construction, start-up, engineering and procurement. Mr. Chen also works closely with the Process Gases Product Line and Business Development teams to successfully bid and execute gasification projects globally.
Mr. Chen joined Air Products in 1997 as principal project engineer for the Large Air Separation Unit (ASU) Product Supply Team (PST), followed by the Hydrocarbon PST. In 1998 he relocated to the company’s new Asia Engineering Center in Singapore where he managed project development and project execution activities for electronics, air separation and small HyCO steam methane reformer projects in southeast Asia and China. Mr. Chen relocated to Shanghai, China in 2005 as project manager, Large ASU PST, and in 2010 he became senior project manager, Cryogenic Systems PST. He was named manager of project engineering, Integrated Gases Bid & Execute Team, in 2015 and manager of project management, Large and Complex Projects, in 2017. He also held the role of project director for the Lu’An syngas project, where he provided overarching project leadership in delivering the engineering-related scope of work, commissioning and start-up of the gasification and purification facility.
Mr. Chen holds a B.S. degree in power machinery engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University.
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