•  
Siemens: RuggedCom RSG2488 New Timing CapabilitiesAdvertisement
BACK SEND PRINT

Wood Group GTS awarded multiple LM6000 icon control system upgrades



April 22, 2014

Wood Group GTS has been awarded a contract by SOWEGA Power LLC to replace two obsolete and proprietary Woodward Netcon 5000 turbine control systems at the SOWEGA Power Station in Baconton, Georgia. The control systems will be replaced with Wood Group GTS' icon((TM))controls, empowering plant operators with greater control and the on-site flexibility to meet different plant operating conditions.

The icon open platform control system is based on the proven Rockwell Automation PlantPAx system and can integrate easily with the Rockwell Human Machine Interface (HMI) recently installed at the site by Wood Group Mustang.

"We had very specific vendor qualification requirements. Proven controls upgrades and engineering support experience were important in our selection of a provider," said Brian Alligood from Sowega Power. "The Wood Group GTS icon system's open architecture and off-the-shelf components extend the controls useful life and provide a significant advantage to our plant personnel."

"The need to upgrade or replace aging and obsolete gas turbine control systems is prompting many power plant managers to reassess more flexible and reliable options beyond the proprietary OEM package," said Frank Avery, president of Wood Group GTS - Power Plant Services. "Icon control system upgrades provide a low-risk, long-term solution that removes restrictive operation barriers while lowering the overall plant operating costs."

The upgrades for SOWEGA Power are scheduled to be completed in 2014 and 2015.

Icon controls are part of Wood Group GTS' overall products and services designed to maximize the return on plant operators' investment in gas turbine technology.

About Wood Group

Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales, employing around 46,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. We have three businesses - Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas and power generation industries worldwide. www.woodgroup.com

Wood Group GTS

Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment services and solutions for clients in the power and oil & gas markets. Worldwide, these services include: power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; repair & overhaul, optimisation and upgrades of gas and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.woodgroupgts.com

Georgia Energy Cooperative owns Sowega Power LLC.

PlantPAx is a registered trademark of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

For more information :

Organization:
Wood Group
Address:
15600 JFK Blvd, Suite 500
Houston, Texas
United States, 77032
www.woodgroupgts.com

Contact person:

Carolyn Smith, Corporate Communications
Eastern Hemisphere, Wood Group
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 851099
E-mail: carolyn.smith@woodgroup.com

Contact person:

Bobbie Ireland, Corporate Communications
Americas, Wood Group,
Tel: +1 (281) 828 3505
E-mail: bobbie.ireland@woodgroup.com


Link http://www.electricenergyonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=478913
BACK SEND PRINT
Most consulted news

Contact us

Jaguar Expo Inc
1160 rue Levis, Suite 100
Terrebonne (Quebec) J6W 5S6

Tel.: 450-471-0796
Toll free: 888-332-3749
Fax: 450-471-5443 . 888-243-4562

info@electricenergyonline.com
www.electricenergyonline.com

  Press

  Jobs

  Events

  Subscription

  News

  Magazine

  News on your smartphone

© 2014, Jaguar Media inc. All rights reserved. 1996-2014