Turbine Technology Services Performs First-Ever Reapplication of 7EA Units to a 50 Hz Grid
Company Featured in a Leading Power Generation Industry Magazine following its Success in Kuwaiti Project
Turbine Technology Services’ groundbreaking success came about after a series of power shortages inKuwaitduring 2007 left the country in dire need of an immediate solution to their power generation problems. Eager to resolve their energy generation woes, Combined Group Contracting – Kuwait (CGC) , the project prime contractor, awarded Turbine Technology Services a contract to project manage and engineer the re-application of four 60 Hz GE Frame 7EA gas turbines, which were purchased under the assumption that they could be easily converted to the 50 Hz Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) Sabiyah Power Plant.
Turbine Technology Services’ extensive reapplication experience allowed them to quickly advise CGC that reapplying the 7EA units to the 50 Hz frequency would be a highly complex effort that would require extensive modifications to multiple systems of the gas turbines.
“What our team encountered upon arriving inKuwaitwas that no advance engineering of any kind had been performed for this highly complex project,” said Ricky Morgan, VP Engineering at Turbine Technology Services. “We quickly mobilized a team of highly qualified engineers and project management personnel for all activities necessary to ensure successful completion of the project.”
Despite the degree of difficulty for this otherwise typical project for Turbine Technology Services, the Orlando-based power engineering firm successfully re-applied the turbines inKuwaitgrid’s frequency and identified, engineered and procured a variety of Balance of Plant (BOP) systems to ensure that the units were quickly put into operation by country’s Ministry of Electricity and Water.
Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production magazine’s November-December 2010 issue has profiled Turbine Tech’s reapplication project in detail, including the diverse modifications and upgrades on the power plant’s gearbox and auxiliary lube oil module, starting motors and auxiliaries, fuel system conversion, BOP engineering, plant-wide control systems and state-of-the-art central control room.
The full article from Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production magazine can be downloaded online from the Turbine Technology Services website at http://www.TurbineTech.com.
About Turbine Technology Services Corporation
Turbine Technology Services Corporation provides gas turbine technology leadership and engineering consulting services on a global scale. TTS leverages its extensive gas turbine operating, maintenance and engineering experience to successfully manage gas turbine installation and modernization projects, and to provide specialized service and engineering support for clients’ power plants anywhere these services are needed to maintain operational excellence.
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