EthosEnergy has been awarded three multi-million dollar contracts for a series of control system upgrades for two steam turbines and four gas turbines at various power plants in Oregon, Iowa and Michigan.
The full scope of work for the contracts entails upgrading existing vintage control systems with new digital control systems and associated balance of plant systems, modernization of unit instrumentation to provide more diagnostics capability and reliability, as well as upgrading various other control systems to the high spec modern standards.
Mike Moore, Senior VP of Optimization & Upgrades, EthosEnergy said, “Our customers are looking to deploy overall integrated control system solutions that encompass both the turbine control and balance of plant control as well as modernize the systems. Both of these technologies will improve plant life cycle costs in spares, software licenses, employee training and associated maintenance costs via a common control system platform.
“Our system upgrades also deal with any obsolescence issues on the critical gas turbine control systems no longer supported by the manufacturers of the turbine and balance of plant systems, both hardware and software. This allows the plant to be run independently taking advantage of the latest advances in controls technology, both today and in the future, therefore more efficiently maintaining these critical systems and improving reliability and availability for the plant. We refer to this as increasing the life cycle value of our customer’s assets.”
The EthosEnergy icon™ control system provides a low-risk, open-architecture solution that eliminates restrictive operational and support barriers of legacy purpose built systems. Our control system solutions provide increased flexibility, availability and risk reduction to owners and operators of gas and steam turbines for both turbine and balance of plant control. By leveraging our gas and steam turbine expertise and plant operational know-how, we maximize value for our customers’ by providing a customized solution based on our specialized designs. Utilizing non-proprietary and proven open-architecture solutions allows the control system to be tailored to specific needs and allows the operator to be self-sufficient.Notes to Editor
EthosEnergy is a leading independent service provider of rotating equipment services and solutions to the power, oil & gas and industrial markets. Globally, these services include power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; design, manufacture and application of
engineered components, upgrades and re-rates; repair, overhaul and optimization of gas and steam turbines, generators, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.ethosenergygroup.com
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