Wood Group GTS awarded turbine generator upgrade by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Wood Group GTS awarded turbine generator upgrade by Los Angeles Department of
                               Water and Power

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, April 2, 2013

HOUSTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS was awarded an $11.2m
contract to re-rate one of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's
(LADWP's) Hitachi hydro turbine generators at the Castaic Power Plant, a
pumped storage facility 50 miles north of Los Angeles. The work scope includes
replacement of discharge and wear rings, extensive stay vane modification,
turbine shut-off valve refurbishment and replacement of the generator stator.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/MM71988LOGO)

This contract will complete the upgrade of the sixth and final turbine
generator, undertaken as part of the Castaic Power Plant modernization
program. Over the last four years Wood Group has helped modify three similar
turbines, increasing generating output by 21MW per unit and boosting total
plant capacity to approximately 1,260MW. The modernization project also
delivered increased unit efficiencies of approximately 2.7 percent in pump
mode and 1.2 percent in generate mode. Work on the final turbine package
commenced in late 2012 and is due for completion at the end of August 2013.

"Over the last several years we have established a strong working relationship
with LADWP. Our team works alongside Castaic Power Plant's maintenance
personnel to ensure safe, effective and efficient utilization of resources,"
said Rob Duby, president, Wood Group Field Services, the Wood Group GTS
business that did the work. "We understand how important this modernization
program is for LADWP, ensuring a reliable and sustainable source of energy for
its customers. Wood Group is a proven maintenance partner, helping to
maximize capacity from their existing power generating assets, to meet the
energy needs of the Los Angeles community in an environmentally responsible

Note to Editors

Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment
services and solutions for clients in the power, oil & gas markets. Worldwide,
these services include: power plant engineering, procurement and construction;
facility operations & maintenance; and repair & overhaul, optimisation and
upgrade of gas and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed
rotating equipment. www.woodgroupgts.com

Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales,
employing about 43,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The
Group has three businesses–Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood
Group GTS –providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance
management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil
& gas, and power generation industries worldwide. www.woodgroup.com

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) supplies more than 26
million megawatt hours of electricity a year for the City of Los Angeles' 1.4
million residential and business customers. In addition to serving these
consumers, the LADWP lights public streets and highways, powers part of the
City's water system, and sells electricity to other utilities. LADWP is
committed to providing clean, reliable water and power and excellent customer
service in a safe, environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner.

For further information contact
Carolyn Smith, Corporate Communications- Eastern Hemisphere, Wood Group
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 851099, email: carolyn.smith@woodgroup.com

Bobbie Ireland, Corporate Communications – Americas, Wood Group
Tel: +1 (281) 828 3505, email: bobbie.ireland@woodgroup.com

Kay Newton, Marketing Manager - Wood Group GTS
Tel: +44 (1224) 367204, email: kay.newton@woodgroup.com

SOURCE Wood Group

Website: http://www.woodgroup.com
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.