HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has been awarded a one year contract worth $13 million by a power company in Myanmar to overhaul and upgrade three GE Frame 6B gas turbines in operation in the country's Yangon region.
This is the first major contract win for Wood Group GTS in Myanmar. The overhauls and upgrades are expected to improve the total output of the gas turbines and provide increased reliability to Myanmar's power production. The scope of work encompasses the complete overhaul of the gas turbines and auxiliary equipment including supply of new gas turbine parts, rotor overhaul, control systems, gas valve upgrades, and patented EcoValue™ compressor water wash systems.
Similar Wood Group GTS water wash systems installed on 6B gas turbines within the Asia Pacific region have improved turbine performance, increasing power output by up to 2.1 per cent on a 2x1 power block, resulting in approximately $1 million in additional revenue per annum.
Frank Avery, president of Wood Group GTS – Power Plant Services said, "Wood Group GTS' experience in fulfilling maintenance requirements as well as their ability to demonstrate value and flexibility were key factors in awarding this contract. Our extensive custom-built solution is designed to help stabilize electrical power for critical supply and help to overcome power shortages occurring in the Yangon region."
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