Wood Group wins LA hydro work

Scottish energy services firm Wood Group has won an $11.2 million (£7.4m) contract to refurbish a hydro power plant outside Los Angeles.

The Aberdeen-based company said its equipment servicing division had won the contract to re-rate one of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP’s) hydro turbine generators at the Castaic Power Plant, a pumped storage facility 50 miles north of the US city. The work scope includes replacement of discharge and wear rings, extensive stay vane modification, turbine shut-off valve refurbishment and replacement of the generator stator.

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Over the last four years Wood Group has helped modify three similar turbines, increasing their output and boosting the capacity of the plant.

Rob Duby, president of Wood Group Field Services, the division that did the work, said: “Over the last several years we have established a strong working relationship with LADWP. Our team works alongside Castaic Power Plant’s maintenance personnel to ensure safe, effective and efficient utilization of resources.”