National Grid contract for Wood Group GTS

Posted by Joseph R. Fonseca
Thursday, May 01, 2014
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Wood Group GTS has secured a $3.2 million contract from National Grid to provide gas turbine icon™ governor control system upgrades to nine Rolls-Royce Avon gas turbines, including an additional governor to act as a rotational spare. The upgrades will be fitted to gas turbines operating at compressor stations located in Cambridge, Diss, Chelmsford and Huntingdon in the United Kingdom.

The icon governor control system regulates fuel flow into the gas turbine, providing stable operation across the turbine performance range from no load to full load conditions. This upgrade will address equipment obsolescence, enabling the continued operation of all four compressor stations and providing increased flexibility to ensure the essential flow of natural gas across the UK network.

"National Grid operates with the highest standards and stringent quality and safety management systems," said John Surtees of National Grid. "Wood Group GTS has a proven track record in this region, with experienced technicians and specialist engineers that understand our business and the importance we place on working to established procedures."

"We were able to meet National Grid"s requirement to use local resources with our controls system engineers based in the UK," said Frank Avery of Wood Group GTS. "Our service experience on gas transmission applications and transparent approach to working with our customers will help to ensure the successful outcome of this upgrade project."

This is the first icon controls upgrade contract initiated between Wood Group GTS and National Grid.Icon controls are part of Wood Group GTS" overall products and services designed to maximize the return on plant operators" investment in gas turbine technology.

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