World’s Largest Solar Plant Powers Up Under Field System Machining After Turbine Outage Work

This past week FSM completed three weeks of turbine steam path outage welding and machining repairs in Boron, California, at the world’s largest solar electric power plant — Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS).

Field System Machining, working for Mitsubishi Power Systems, brought its 33 years of turbine and steam path expertise to bear at SEGS. Field System Machining’s work scopes included machining out valve seats, welding in new valve seats, turbine case inner gland welding and machining, stud extraction, and excavating, welding and machining steam cutting on the turbine shell horizontal joint.

SEGS’s nine Mohave Desert plants have a total of 354MW installed capacity, making it the largest installation of solar plants of any kind in the world. FSM values the relationships we’ve developed with our OEM customers, and we are pleased to continue our relationship as the portable machining and welding company of choice for Mitsubishi Power Systems. Other frequent FSM OEM customers also include Toshiba, Alstom, and Dresser Rand.

When a turbine OEM needs portable machining and weld repair expertise, and taps our talent repeatedly, you get an idea about our quality, service and speed. As far as working at the world’s largest solar plant, this is only part of FSM’s overall push into renewable energy for 2011 — FSM is also presently working on up-tower machining opportunities in wind energy. From the rust belt to the sun belt to the high windy plains, FSM has and continues to pioneer revolutionary field machining repairs.”

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