Wood Group GTS completes three major inspections for Entegra Power Group
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 29, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 29,2013 /PRNewswire/ --Wood Group GTS completed three
back-to-back major inspections for Entegra Power Group on two GE Frame 7FA gas
turbines and one steam turbine generator, at the Gila River Power Station,
near Phoenix, Arizona. The comprehensive inspections are valued at
approximately $3 million in total and were accomplished in 45 days to meet
Entegra Power Group's requirements.
Bob Stone of Entegra Power stated, "Availability of our turbines is a high
priority to Entegra. Wood Group brought the technical depth and engineering to
perform the event while guaranteeing and delivering on the tight 45-day outage
schedule. Utilizing a risk-sharing approach contributed to our confidence in
working with Wood Group and mitigated the risk of significant downtime."
"There are many challenges in operating a fleet of Frame 7FA turbines so power
plant owners need a service provider with the specific experience and
flexibility to adapt to their individual maintenance needs. " said Frank
Avery, president of Wood Group GTS – Power Plant Services. "Our focus on the
overall outage schedule, technical performance and cost management, allowed us
to meet Entegra's aggressive outage schedule."
The Gila River Power Station, with eight GE Frame 7FA gas turbines and eight
heat recovery steam generators capable of producing 2,300 MW of electrical
power in the US.
Wood Group GTS currently provides gas turbine upgrades, repairs, outage
services, and the operations & maintenance for the Gila River plant.
Note to Editors
Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment
services and solutions for clients in the power and oil & gas markets.
Worldwide, these services include: power plant engineering, procurement and
construction; facility operations & maintenance; repair & overhaul,
optimisation and upgrades 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 around 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, repair services to the oil &
gas and power generation industries worldwide. www.woodgroup.com
Entegra Power Group owns, operates and markets electric power from highly
efficient, natural gas-fueled power plants to wholesale customers in the
southeastern and southwestern United States. The energy assets owned by
Entegra include six combined-cycle power plants capable of producing
approximately 3,300 MW of power, as well as a 42-mile interstate pipeline. Two
of the combined cycle blocks are located at the Gila River Power Station in
Gila Bend, Arizona and the other four are located at the Union Power Station
in El Dorado, Arkansas. www.entegrapower.com
SOURCE Wood Group GTS
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