Our comprehensive know-how covers not only gas turbines, but also heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), steam turbines, electrical systems/generators, control and instrumentation, civils and all other balance of plant equipment.
We understand the challenges and opportunities of the changing energy market and support our clients to operate profitably by increasing plant flexibility and availability, optimizing start-ups and improving frequency response.
We leverage our experience and independence of original equipment and component suppliers (OEMs) to choose the best solution, providing an alternative to long-term service agreements and allowing you to credibly challenge OEM strategies. We deliver leading edge services that optimize your budgets for all major equipment types including:
Siemens SGT5-4000F SGT5-2000E SGT5-8000H V64.3 V93 SGT-800 SGT-200 SGT-100
GE Frame 9 FA/FB Frame 9 E Frame 7 Frame 6 Frame 5 LM 6000 LM 2500
- Reduce operational and capital expenditure
- Increase your flexibility
- Improve your efficiency and reliability
- Identify how to reduce risk
- Increase your capacity
Supporting an outage at a Spanish CCGT plant, we inspected and rejected parts supplied by the OEM. Following our investigation, the OEM agreed to replace them with new, acceptable parts, avoiding a potential failure and thus maintaining availability. €216,000 in replacement costs were avoided in addition to a potential €500,000 capacity penalty.
We have provided owner’s engineering, project management and cutting–edge consultancy services for new combined heat and power plants and combine cycle gas turbines up to 1,248 MW capacity in a range of countries including Germany, UK, Spain, Slovakia and Hungary. These included a state-of-the-art CCGT single-shaft asset achieving 60.4% efficiency. While our clients focused on their core business, we used proven skills and experience to take care of the projects.
Our UK client asked us to visually inspect and flow test their new hot gas path components. Our investigations revealed non-authorized weld repairs which risked major turbine failure. Following our recommendations, the OEM agreed to replace nine blades and so the €2.6m cost of turbine failure was voided.
We have managed and renegotiated a wide variety of long-term service agreements (LTSAs) for a CCGT portfolio of circa 20 GW, consisting of gas turbines from all major OEM’s. Market conditions change over time. LTSAs with OEMs typically have a long duration and require continuous adaptation to extract the same or increased value. Leverage our OEM independence and experience with LTSA renegotiations to improve your LTSA terms.
To support our UK client in responding to new market opportunities we successfully converted their fully mothballed CCGT to OCGT operation. The partial demolition phase was completed on an EPCM basis and included removal of chimneys and cooling water towers. The project included full inspection of OCGT components and changes to control systems. The conversion, as planned and executed by us, drastically reduced the cost base for the site and paid back within one year of operation.