EthosEnergy awarded multi-million dollar icon™ control system contract by UMPA
August 2, 2018
Loveland, CO – EthosEnergy has been awarded a multi-million dollar icon™ control system contract by Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA) at their West Valley Power Station in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The contract is for an icon™ control system retrofit for five GE LM6000 gas turbines as well as a virtualized Balance of Plant (BOP) controls, including a new plant historian.
Jerame Blevins from UMPA said, “EthosEnergy’s experience as the leading independent retrofitter coupled with their extensive knowledge on LM6000 units made them our first choice for this project.
“Their ability to supply several upgrades including cold weather improvements, Swift Start, vibration upgrades, and a training simulator added maximum value to both the work and our power station.”
Kurt Berg, Senior Vice President of Optimization and Upgrades at EthosEnergy said, “Having successfully completed over 50 installations of LM6000 units, we were able to demonstrate our widespread knowledge with the units to UMPA.
“We also included several value-adding services that will fix lingering issues including Swift Start. The Swift Start option was key to allowing the West Valley Power Station to reduce their start times, keeping the plant competitive in the generation market.”
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.
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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 facility operations & maintenance; design, manufacture and application of engineered components, upgrades and re-rates; repair, overhaul and optimization of gas and steam turbines, generators, transformers, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment as well as power plant engineering and procurement and construction. www.ethosenergygroup.com
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