In The Heart Of Texas

City of Austin awards Wood Group GTS multiple LM6000 controls upgrades

Posted on February 6, 2014

Wood Group GTS has been awarded a US$1.4 million contract by the City of Austin to replace four obsolete and proprietary GE Millennium turbine control panels at the Sand Hill Energy Center in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

The panels will be replaced with Wood Group GTS’ icon control systems, which the company said give power plant operators the ability to modify turbine controls themselves to meet differing plant conditions.

Under this turnkey contract, Wood Group GTS is responsible for the design, control system equipment, software, site installation, testing and commissioning of the new systems. The control panels will be replaced with an open-architecture Rockwell ControlLogix platform.