Steam Turbines For Solar Project

US$2 million contract will assist renewables

Posted on October 7, 2013

Wood Group GTS has secured a contract for the installation of two GE A-14 steam turbines and related generating equipment at the Mojave Solar Project, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.

The 250 MW Mojave Solar Project is one of several large-scale renewable energy initiatives that will enable the state of California to secure one-third of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, the company said.

Under this contract, Wood Group is responsible for equipment installation, including precision alignment of the ‘center-line’ between steam turbine and turbo-generator. The company said that completion of this crucial task will ensure smooth start-up of the power plant and minimize risk associated with the operation of high-speed rotating equipment.