Wood Group GTS completes $2M maintenance and optimization solution for Jamaican power station

Dec 17, 2013, 02:00 ET from Wood Group GTS

HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has completed the major maintenance service and gas turbine optimization of Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) Bogue Power Plant, located in Montego Bay Jamaica.

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Wood Group GTS executed a hot gas path inspection and provided the necessary parts and repairs, completing the outage event in only nine days, meeting JPS' required maintenance schedule.

Wood Group GTS also provided its EcoValue™ compressor water wash technology, which will be installed by the customer for two GE Frame 6B gas turbines, which will increase its efficiency at the combined cycle plant. In similar applications, Wood Group GTS customers have experienced improved power output of up to 2.1 per cent on a 2x1 power block, resulting in additional revenue and fuel cost savings.

"Wood Group GTS' maintenance leadership team assured our contractual and service requirements were met. The completion of this hot gas path inspection in only nine days was the fastest JPS has ever seen performed on our unit," said Ruben Thomas, station manager of JPS. "This service delivery was done successfully through Wood Group GTS' proven process, work packages and organizational support. We are confident that the compressor water wash technology will improve the gas turbine efficiency and generate a rapid return on our investment."

"We're proud to be a service provider for JPS. The success of this outage affirms our commitment to service excellence and helping our customers meet their performance needs. In addition to the cost-effective outage work, JPS will benefit from the long-term sustained improvement in output and efficiency gained from the EcoValue water wash system," said Frank Avery, president of Wood Group GTS – Power Plant Services.

EcoValue compressor water wash technology is part of Wood Group GTS' overall products and services designed to maximize the return on our customer's investment in gas turbine technology.

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 44,000 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

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica with a customer base of nearly 580,000. The generation capacity exceeds 620 megawatts, using steam (oil-fired), gas turbines, combined cycle, diesel and hydroelectric technologies. The company operates 27 generating units including eight hydro stations and one wind farm, and 54 substations. http://www.myjpsco.com/

A 2x1 power block consists of two gas turbines connected to one steam turbine.