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Wood Group GTS Signs Four-Year O&M

Frame 7FA operations & maintenance agreement with Entegra Power Group and Sundevil Power Holdings for U.S. plant

Posted on January 29, 2013

Wood Group GTS has signed a four-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Entegra Power Group and Sundevil Power Holdings to operate the Gila River Power Station, one of the largest independent power plants in the U.S. Located near Phoenix, Arizona, the station has eight GE Frame 7FA gas turbines, eight heat recovery steam generators, and is capable of producing 2200 MW of electrical power.

Wood Group GTS currently provides gas turbine upgrades, repairs and outage services to the facility and also recently secured a major maintenance inspection contract for two gas turbines and one steam generator at the site.

The Gila River Power Station was an early adopter of Wood Group GTS' ECOMAX system, an automated gas turbine tuning technology that enables the operator to optimize gas turbine combustor and overall gas turbine performance on a real-time basis, the company said.

Currently, ECOMAX is installed on six of the gas turbines, and the new agreement includes a provision to install ECOMAX on the other two units. The company said that following the installation of the initial six ECOMAX systems, power output at the station increased 1.5 to 2.0%, while heat rate decreased by up to 0.25%.