BTEC Turbines LP
Worldwide Experience

Kirkuk Power Project

Overview: Completed in less than six months, this power project in Northern Iraq further established BTEC as a full EPC provider capable of implementing complex fast-track assignments from inception to commissioning.

Customer: Major Government Contractor

Situation: In late March 2004, BTEC was awarded a contract to replace two Frame 5 gas generator packages, replace one Frame 6B gas turbine generator package and complete all repairs necessary to put two non-operational Frame 5 turbines back onto the grid.

The BTEC Response: BTEC immediately began mobilizing manpower, equipment and materials to the site. We quickly assembled a team of over 70 BTEC staff and had turbines on the ground in Iraq within days. Our assessment indicated that some of the units could be refurbished rather than replaced.

  • The first replacement unit included a 60 to 50 Hertz conversion performed in the field, a new BTEC Turbine Control System and a BTEC Generator Control System. All work was completed by July.
  • The second replacement unit entered commercial operation in August following a 60 to 50 Hertz conversion performed in the field and installation of a new BTEC Turbine Control System and a BTEC Generator Control System.
  • We performed repair and recommissioning of the Frame 6 unit as well as a turbine major overhaul and significant repairs on the Frame 5 units.
  • All work was completed in less than six months.
In less than six months, we replaced two Frame 5 units and overhauled a third, and repaired and recommissioned a Frame 6B unit. This fast-track project established BTEC as a full EPC provider.
GENERATING SOLUTIONS
  • Lower costs
  • Fast track projects
  • Better risk control
  • Less downtime
  • Improved operating plant performance and profitability
  • Control systems that meet specific needs
  • Projects brought online on time and within budget for clients worldwide