Gas, Retrofits & Upgrades

EthosEnergy Upgrading Gas-Fired Units at Utah Power Plant

Power plant equipment firm EthosEnergy will supply and install an extensive control system retrofit for a gas-fired generation plant in Salt Lake City, Utah, the company announced Thursday.

The multi-million-dollar deal calls for EthosEnergy to provide its “icon” control system for five GE LM6000 gas turbines at Utah Municipal Power Agency’s West Valley Power Station. The contractor also will provide virtualized Balance of Plant controls and a new plant historian.

“EthosEnergy’s experience as the leading independent retrofitter coupled with their extensive knowledge on LM6000 units made them our first choice for this project,” Utah Municipal official Jerame Blevins said in a statement. “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.”

EthosEnergy has now completed more than 50 installations on LM6000 units, Kurt Berg, senior vice president of optimization and upgrades, said in a statement. The work also fixes several lingering issues and helps West Valley Power Station reduce its start times, Berg added.

EthosEnergy will be an exhibitor at this year’s POWER-GEN International conference December 4-6 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center/West Halls. Optimizing plant performance also will be a conference track at the event.

Click here for more information about exhibitors, registration and tracks at POWER-GEN. More than 15,000 attendees are expected to attend as the conference celebrates its 30th anniversary.

EthosEnergy provides rotating equipment solutions for the power, oil and gas and industrial markets. It has more than 4,500 employees globally and began as a joint venture of Wood Group and Siemens AG in 2014.

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