Wood Group GTS completes $800,000 2 x 73MW generator control system upgrades contract

Sep 18, 2013, 09:32 ET from Wood Group GTS

LOVELAND, Colo., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has completed a more than $800,000 contract under Genesys Control, Main Automation Contractor, to upgrade two MHI 73MW steam turbine generators as part of a major automation migration effort of the Electroguayas, Gonzalo Zevallos Power Generation plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Wood Group GTS has updated the turbine/generator control systems and associated HMI (human machine interface), and upgraded the vintage mechanical steam governor/actuation system with an all-electric actuation system for steam control. In addition, the control system was designed to the SIL II safety integrity level, providing enhanced equipment safety as well as improved plant availability and reliability.

"These control system upgrades have improved the operational flexibility and reliability of our power plant and enabled us to monitor all of our critical control system parameters," said Carlos Julio Balda, BU manager Electroguayas.

"We highly value Wood Group's professionalism and commitment shown on every project we have encountered together. Our mutual willingness to create team leadership throughout project execution is the dynamo that guarantees our success," said Alberto Santos, CEO of GENESYS S.A. 

Wood Group GTS previously worked with GENESYS to update a Pratt & Whitney FT4 Power Pac combustion turbine generator 29 MW at the same power plant in Ecuador.

Frank Avery, president of Wood Group GTS - Power Plant Services said, "We are pleased to have worked with GENESYS on a second upgrade project. From extending the life cycle of existing control systems to complete turnkey turbine controls upgrades, we can provide a suite of upgrade services tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers globally. Our goal is to optimize the performance of our customer's investment in power generation 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 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

Genesys Control is a specialty contractor, providing procurement and multidisciplinary construction services in the areas of automation, electrical, commissioning and startup for the power, oil & gas and heavy industries in Latin America. www.genesyscontrol.net "Contractor of choice for the specialty energy business in Latin America"