Abraham Bittelman

VPE Chile Manager

Voltex Richard Ratcliffe

Abraham is a Civil Electrical Engineer and graduated with a maximum distinction from the University of Chile. He has more than 20 years of experience specialising in all stages of engineering such as design, construction and commissioning of several types of industrial installations, large mining complexes and power plants. Abraham is a professional with proven technical and analytical skills in project management, overseas project management, testing of electrical and control equipment and specialised technical training and software programming.

He has managed engineering teams from different locations around the globe (Australia, Colombia, Taiwan, Chile), leading, coordinating and controlling detailed engineering activities. As a senior engineer and independent consultant, he has led the entire tendering process from the preparation of technical documentation, through vendor selection to full contract management.

In 2018, Abraham commenced management of the new Voltex Power Engineers office in Santiago, Chile, developing engineering services and technical support for local, Latin American and overseas projects for Voltex. He is currently leading the business development plan for Voltex Chile, including power system design and commissioning; ETAP modelling; protection and arc flash studies; substation automation systems; substation equipment condition assessments; equipment upgrades; electrical incident reports; technical audits and specialised support for regulatory compliance with CEN, the Chilean electrical authority; specialised training for HV electrical equipment and IEC61850 power management systems, locally and internationally.

With Abraham’s wide local industry experience, and supported by the Voltex Group from Australia, Voltex Chile is fast developing into the go-to electrical engineering support base for Latin American industries in Mining, Minerals Processing, Hydro, Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Cement and Power Generation, including Renewables.