RWG secures major contract award for Siemens Industrial Avon overhauls from Svenska Kraftnät
Svenska Kraftnät Gasturbiner AB (SvKGT) has awarded RWG a multi-engine contract for overhaul, re-installation and commissioning of Siemens Industrial Avon gas generators operating at a power station located in Southern Sweden.
This contract forms part of SvKGT’s gas turbine investment programme (Project GINST), an initiative to rehabilitate disturbance reserve power generation capacity supporting Sweden’s national grid. This initial phase involves overhaul of four gas generators installed at SvKGT’s Lahall power station, but with an option to extend the work over the next four years to encompass all 24 Industrial Avon gas generators installed at SvKGT’s Lahall, Hallstavik and Arendal power stations. The scope of this contract includes RWG’s field service support for installation and re-commissioning of each gas generator.
Mark Forsyth, RWG’s Industrial & Marine Business Director commented: “RWG is delighted to participate in Project GINST. This is a unique opportunity to rehabilitate SvKGT’s essential disturbance reserve capacity and to ensure reliability and availability of this critical equipment. RWG has over 25 years of experience in maintaining Industrial Avon gas generators and is committed to support of this legacy equipment. With OEM approval, comprehensive repair capability and extensive stock of new and overhauled engine components, RWG is ideally positioned to meet the operational demands of Project GINST and deliver the long term support required by SvKGT.”
“Ensuring the reliability and availability of disturbance reserve power generation capacity is the principle objective of Project GINST,” stated Fredrik Hermann – SvKGT’s Programme Manager. “To select our maintenance partner for this project we undertook an extensive review of the market, with a particular focus on supplier quality, cost competitiveness and ability to support our legacy fleet requirements for the next 15 years. RWG has demonstrated their competence in all respects and we are confident of their ability to provide a turn-key service to meet the needs of our programme.”
SvKGT’s Industrial Avon gas generators were first commissioned in the 1970s, providing disturbance reserve power generation capacity to the Swedish national grid for over 40 years. Despite the challenges of product maturity and obsolescence, RWG maintains capability to support all variants of the Industrial Avon, developing new repairs and working with Siemens to ensure availability of replacements parts, modifications and upgrades. RWG’s engine test facility replicates the customer’s operational configuration and is calibrated against the OEM master specification, ensuring a match between engine test results and performance at the customer’s site.
Swedish Kraftnät Gasturbiner AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Svenska Kraftnät. The company operates and maintains five gas turbine power plants with a total capacity of 690 MW (megawatts), providing disturbance reserve power capacity to balance customer demand with supply of electricity into the Swedish national grid. Svenska Kraftnät is the authority responsible for ensuring that Sweden’s transmission system for electricity is safe, environmentally sound and cost-effective. http://www.svk.se/en/about-us/organization/associates-and-subsidiaries/
RWG (Repair & Overhauls) Limited (RWG) is a Siemens and Wood Group Company. Formed in 1990, RWG is now the global market leader for maintenance, repair and overhaul of Siemens industrial aero-derivative gas generators and power turbines. From dedicated service centers in Europe, North America and Asia, RWG supports a global customer base, delivering enhanced reliability and lower lifecycle costs to operators of this equipment. www.rwgroup.com