Aberdeen, UK — Wood Group GTS has been awarded a five-year, $27m contract by Brick Power Holdings for operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Rumford and Tiverton facilities located in Maine and Rhode Island, US.
The Rumford and Tiverton power facilities have 265MW of natural gas-fired electric generation capacity. Both plants consist of General Electric Frame 7FA heavy industrial gas turbines, operating in combined-cycle configurations. The O&M contract includes complete care, custody, control and maintenance of both facilities, from the mobilization/transition stage, which began in October 2009, through to the operational phase in 2010.
Wood Group GTS was selected as a leading O&M provider by Brick Power after undergoing a highly competitive selection process. Michael L Leighton, CEO of Brick Power said: “We were looking for a company able to partner and work seamlessly with us and our asset manager. Along with its wide range of capabilities and innovative approach to the market, Wood Group GTS demonstrated its responsiveness and ability to adapt to the contractual needs of our projects. We look forward to working with them on these critical assets.”
Mark Papworth, CEO of Wood Group GTS, said, “Our success has been driven by aligning our goals with those of our customers and engineering specific solutions that mitigate risk and optimize performance of our customers’ facilities. With our straightforward, flexible and open approach to O&M, we’re certain of our ability to operate Brick Power’s facilities effectively and efficiently. We are proud to have been given this vote of confidence by Brick Power and will continue to nurture and grow this relationship by delivering on our commitments.”