RWG secures Siemens Industrial Avon maintenance agreement from AES UK & Ireland

RWG Administrator2015, News

AES UK & Ireland has awarded RWG a contract for inspection of eight Siemens Industrial Avon gas generators installed at Ballylumford Power Station in County Antrim, which is Northern Ireland’s largest power station.

The scope of work involves a comprehensive inspection of each gas generator including video borescope of the engine compressor, combustion system and turbine section. Under this contract RWG will provide a full technical report on engine condition, identifying areas of concern and outlining remedial action to ensure continued integrity and operational reliability of this equipment.

Steven Rogers, Senior Buyer – Projects & Services, AES Europe, said: “AES is committed to the provision of safe, reliable and sustainable energy for the All-Island electricity market. AES supports Northern Ireland’s security of supply, and to do this we rely on our Industrial Avon fleet. For this reason we undertake a critical evaluation of all potential maintenance providers, before making our final selection. RWG was awarded this contract based on their wealth of experience, past performance and overall competiveness.”

Mark Forsyth, RWG’s Industrial & Marine Business Director commented: “During our 15 years of experience at the Ballylumford site we’ve gained valuable insight and understanding of the services that most benefit our customer. Through close collaboration we’ve been able to optimise work scopes to achieve high levels of fleet reliability, whilst staying within the operational cost parameters set by AES. This award provides continuity and the ability to plan preventative maintenance activity, minimising the risk of unscheduled downtime.”

Ballylumford provides 1,246 MW of gas-fired power generation, accounting for more than half of the provinces power supply. The bulk of this capacity is generated by combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT), utilising waste heat recovery steam generators and steam turbines to enhance efficiency and increase total power output. AES also owns and operates Kilroot Power Station in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. In common with Ballylumford, this 662 MW power plant has an installed fleet of Siemens aero-derivative gas generators, also supported by RWG.

Note to Editors:
AES UK & Ireland is part of AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a global power company that owns and operates a diverse and growing portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses, providing reliable and affordable energy to customers in 18 countries. Their power plants encompass a broad range of technologies and fuel types, including coal, diesel, hydropower, gas, oil, wind and biomass. AES has a global presence and more than 30 years of experience serving diverse markets such as São Paulo, Brazil to Indianapolis, Indiana. www.aes.com

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

Mick Conway, Business Development Manager, RWG
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 797003, email: mconway@rwgroup.com