HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has secured a contract with Pasadena Water & Power (PWP) for repair and restoration of the GT-1 generating unit at their Glenarm Power Plant in Pasadena, California. The scope of work involves refurbishment of a Pratt & Whitney FT-4 gas turbine generator, including overhaul of the gas generator, supply of a refurbished power turbine and related ancillaries, and turnkey installation of all equipment. The scope of work may extend to include upgrade of the gas turbine control system and other related equipment as necessary.
Wood Group GTS has been appointed as prime contractor for the restoration of the GT-1 unit, performing all repair activity as well as having responsibility for re-installation and commissioning of the refurbished gas turbine unit. The work is scheduled to commence in August 2012 and is estimated to be completed over the following seven months, ensuring that PWP has available capacity to meet customer demand.
"We are delighted with this award from PWP. Through our joint venture company, Wood Group Pratt & Whitney, we are uniquely positioned to support the gas turbine repair and supply of the related power generating equipment. Our experience and successful track record in power plant construction enables us to provide a turnkey solution for this contract. We appreciate the confidence that City of Pasadena has placed in our team to complete this important project," said Jim McGlothlin, president of Power Solutions at Wood Group GTS.
Phyllis Currie, general manager of PWP stated, "Refurbishment of our GT-1 unit will restore our local power plant to its fullest generating capacity, and that's great news for our customers, who count on PWP for reliable power service."
Notes to Editors
Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment services and solutions for the power, oil & gas and clean energy markets. Worldwide, these services include: power plant engineering, procurement and construction, facility operations & maintenance; and repair, overhaul, optimisation and upgrade of gas, wind and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.woodgroupgts.com
Wood Group is an international energy services company with $6bn sales, employing more than 41,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses - 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
Pasadena Water & Power is a community-owned utility in Pasadena, California, dedicated to serving Pasadena residents and businesses with affordable, reliable and environmentally friendly utility services, since 1906. Pasadena's power plants provide flexible generating capacity to meet the needs of its electrical system.
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