What our gas plant experience means for you

We leverage our operational 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.

We share our decades of experience operating and continually optimizing our portfolio of over 19 GW of gas assets in Europe and Russia to help you to overcome many challenges. 

Achieving successful flexible operation
We have first-hand experience of successfully implementing flexible operation in our own gas-fired plants and can support you to manage the risks.
From identifying commercial opportunities, through modifying plant procedures and avoiding component damage, to achieving economic gains by reducing maintenance costs and extending plant life.
Our solution will support you to:
- analyze market opportunities
- reduce start-up times
- improve ramp rate and load following
- reduce major component replacement costs
- increase maximum load
- reduce minimum load
- increase major outage intervals through parts life extension
- reduce daily maintenance costs and extend economic plant life.
Improving the availability and reliability of your assets
Avoid unplanned asset downtime caused by component failures. Instead of reacting to failures, our predictive maintenance solutions deliver real-time smart alerts for peace of mind and the information you need to proactively plan maintenance, avoid failures and increase financial return.
Extending gas turbine parts life
OEMs specify the refurbishment and replacement intervals for gas turbine components. Typically, these intervals are conservative, so that when parts are due to be removed from service they will often have some residual operating life. Our experts evaluate the actual life of those parts and the risks associated with continued running. Our proven solutions help you to: Unlock significant cost savings by extending your gas turbine parts life and major outage intervals beyond the normal OEM maintenance interval, typically by 15-30%. Reduce your gas turbine’s start-costs and hour-costs, leading to improved merit order position, increased running and higher revenues. Reduce the number of major outages during the remaining life of the plant, translating into higher availability and increased value. Increase flexibility when re-scheduling outages, with benefits to resource planning and financial planning.

Leading the way for gas turbines – in China

Hear from our two knowledgeable experts and discover how to optimize flexible operation and extend parts life.

Find out even more about digital and engineering services to optimize and extend gas assets in China. Giresh Prabhat, Dave Potter and Paul Jeffreys will be ready to welcome you at the ETN-NexTurbine pavilion.

NexTurbine19, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China 30-31 May 2019

Efficient, flexible and agile CCGT power plant operation

Bringing together plant operators, owners, OEMs and third party service providers, Tom Scanlon will be presenting our Parts Life Extension solutions - an overview of Uniper's risk-managed approach to our GT fleet and Rick Bell will demonstrate our portable digitized blue-light geometric scanning capabilities.

CCGT O&M Forum, Birmingham, UK 12-13 June 2019
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Flexible Plant Operations infographic
Flexible Plant Operations infographic

Do you have a flexible operations strategy?

 Find out how to achieve successful flexible operation in our downloadable overview guide

  • Fully understand all implications of flexible operation
  • Shorten start-up times by 20-50%
  • Reduce major component replacement costs by 20-30%
  • Reduce daily maintenance costs by 10-20%

Read the full details of our flexible operation solution Download our exclusive guide on flexible operation
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Owner's Engineering

As your owner’s engineer we play a critical role supporting and supplementing your resources. Our experience covers new combined heat and power plants and CCGT up to 1,248 MW capacity in a range of countries including Germany, UK, Spain, Slovakia and Hungary. Including a state-of-the-art CCGT single-shaft asset achieving 60.4% efficiency.
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Asset Investment Projects

By sharing our comprehensive engineering resources and operational experience, we help you to reduce costs and improve scheduling and quality control, right from the inception of your new build and upgrade projects.
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Plant Operation

We can help to adapt and optimize the running regimes of your gas assets to changing market conditions. This can include life extension of critical components and alternatives to OEM options, for example by modifying gas or steam turbine blades for higher capacity and output.
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Full O&M Delivery

We share our decades of experience operating and continually optimizing our portfolio of over 19 GW of gas assets in Europe and Russia to help you to overcome many challenges. Improve operational profit, revenues and costs by leveraging our decades of experience as a world-class operator of gas fired plant.
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Maintenance

We can optimize maintenance strategy across individual plant and whole plant items, reduce outage scope and maintenance induced failures, stretch overhaul intervals and increase confidence in condition assessment. Our combined operations and maintenance service means we can support you with re-negotiating long term service agreements.
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Compliance, Risk & Safety

We ensure compliance and minimize your exposure to risk with technical and environmental codes and standards. Our experience as owner operator means you can rely on us to know how to engage with regulators and agencies and ensure operational safety. We monitor norms, codes, and standards, and alert and consult you in case of changes.
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Decommissioning

We have first-hand experience managing the end-of-life options of gas plants. We maximize the value of your assets and ensure high levels of safety and compliance at all times, from preservation of gas plant with a shortened return to service time, to fully mothballed and eventual complete site remediation.

Case studies

Minimizing corrosion risks of low load operation

Using our expertise in operational and maintenance optimization, we targeted our client’s outage inspections to reveal a previously unseen risk area – FAC in the HP evaporator circuit.

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Combined expertise avoids major turbine failure

One of the key benefits of our monitoring services is the early detection of developing faults and providing rapid alerts so that clients can take timely action. Our support goes far beyond data gathering and analysis – it’s the result of a combination of expertise and long experience as an owner operator of generation plant.

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Independent advice saves significant outage costs

When faced with an OEM recommendation for expensive repairs, plant operators need an independent expert to give an alternative opinion they can rely on. Here our Outage Management and Electrical Engineering teams combined to recommend a safe approach that avoided significant costs and disruption.

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Contacts

John Tomlinson

John Tomlinson

UK Business Development
Doug Waters

Doug Waters

Energy Services Global