Wartsila to equip to hydropower plant in Idaho

wartsila-pic-1309pei

Wärtsilä Corp. will participate in the refurbishment program for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Minidoka hydropower plant in Idaho.

This includes the refurbishment of the two horizontal turbine runners on the Kaplan turbines, located in the Allen E. Inman powerhouse.

Wärtsilä will supply its REguard water lubricated face type seals with integrated pressurized interface management system to GE Renewable Energy who is responsible for the overall refurbishment of the turbines.

Furthermore, the new Wärtsilä seals will increase operational performance and, with the new integrated monitoring equipment, it will learn when maintenance is required, reducing operational downtime and increasing the time between maintenance periods.

Consulting engineer, Simon Thompson of Wärtsilä says, "We have an ongoing relationship with the Bureau and with GE Renewable Energy, and this project marks a significant milestone for us in terms of business development. Since visiting the Minidoka plant, we have been able to specifically tailor our product to offer the best solution possible in terms of performance improvement and reduced through life costs."

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs