Frank Alaerts

Interested in any energy related topic, skilled in the development of complex energy projects, always open to an exchange of views


Master of Business Administration
Open University UK, 2012 – 2016

Master of Science in Safety Engineering
KULeuven Belgium, 2002 – 2004

Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
RUGent Belgium, 2000 – 2002

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
KULeuven Belgium, 1995 – 2000

Work Experience

Managing Director & Owner
Entras, Belgium, 2014 – present
Entras is an independent advisor for complex energy assets

Maintenance and Engineering Manager of T-Power CCGT
Naes, Belgium, 2012 – 2014
Member of the Management Team.
Responsible for maintenance, engineering, IT and warehouse. Tasks included optimising business processes

Production Manager of T-Power CCGT (440 MW)
International Power, Belgium, 2010 – 2012
Member of the Management Team of the station.
Responsibilities included: operations, maintenance, health & safety & environment, human resources.

Operations Manager of Doel 3 NPP (1060 MW)
GDF Suez, Belgium, 2008 – 2010

Health physics manager of Doel NPP (4 reactor units)
GDF Suez, Belgium, 2005 – 2007

Various engineering functions at Doel NPP (4 reactor units)
GDF Suez, Belgium, 2000 – 2005

Language Proficiency

Dutch: mother tongue
English: very good (conversations, reading, writing)
French: very good (conversations, reading, writing)
German: good (conversations)
Spanish: notions (conversations)


  • Business case modelling of energy projects
  • Management of electrical power plants
  • Management of start-up of a newly built power plant
  • Experience in different management functions: Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Health & Safety & Environment, Health Physics
  • Union negotiations
  • Excellent knowledge of power plants (technical & management)
  • Experience in auditing (areas: training and health & safety)
  • Emergency response
  • Set up of an ERP system and asset management program