Steam In The Desert

Wood Group GTS awarded solar power plant center-line construction project by ARB

Posted on September 30, 2013

Wood Group GTS said it has secured a US$2 million 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.

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.

In addition, Wood Group will perform final connection of essential services for successful operation of each turbine, rechecking all critical dimensions during the start-up and commissioning phase of both units.

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.