HOUSTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has completed a major inspection and life time assessment of a Siemens SGT-600 (GT10B) gas turbine for DONG Energy A/S at the H.C. Orsted Power Station, situated at Sydhavnen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The major inspection included replacement of the stage 1 and stage 3 rotor blades with new parts produced through Wood Group GTS' Advanced Parts Manufacture (APM®) programme, as well as exchange of the exhaust diffuser and modifications to the air intake system to facilitate automatic downtime preservation of the gas turbine on shutdown.
During the inspection Wood Group GTS also completed a life time assessment of the rotor which involved a detailed inspection of the gas turbine rotor at 80,000 operational hours, validating the integrity of the rotor for a further 60,000 operational hours. This service offers significant cost savings to the operator, when compared to the alternative option of rotor replacement at 120,000 equivalent operating hours.
Leif Bertelsen, Maintenance Engineer of DONG Energy, commented, "Wood Group GTS is a technically experienced service provider. Their immediate ability to support our major inspection and assessment requirements was a critical factor in this award."
"We understand the importance customers place on securing a healthy return on their investment in power generation technology. This is precisely why Wood Group GTS invested in the development of direct replacement parts for the SGT-600. When combined with our customer focussed work scopes and field service capability, we're able to reduce maintenance costs and ensure outage deadlines are met," said Frank Avery, President of Power Plant Services, Wood Group GTS.
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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
Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment services and solutions for clients in the power, oil & gas and clean energy markets. Worldwide, these services include: power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; repair & overhaul, optimisation and upgrade of gas, wind and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.woodgroupgts.com
DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe. Headquartered in Denmark, the business is based on procuring, producing, distributing and trading in energy and related products in Northern Europe. They have approximately 6,000 employees and generated DKK 55 billion (EUR 7.3 billion) in revenue in 2010. www.dongenergy.com
The H.C. Orsted Power Station was originally commissioned in 1920 and was converted to gas in 1994. Today the power station is a modern cogeneration plant whose primary task is to supply district heating to the Greater Copenhagen district-heating network and electricity to the Danish National Grid.
SOURCE Wood Group