Wood Group GTS completes three major inspections for Entegra Power Group

Oct 29, 2013, 03:00 ET from Wood Group GTS

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.

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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.

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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