M&I Electric Brazil has secured a contract to overhaul 20 13.8kV, 11MVA diesel generators at a 342MW power plant owned by an undisclosed Brazilian utility firm.
A subsidiary of American Electric Technologies (AETI), M&I Electric Brazil is said to have received the contract directly from one of the largest power plants in the country.
Located in the state of Paraíba in northeastern Brazil, the power plant is said to have housed the world’s biggest installation of diesel-driven engines during its construction phase in 2010.
The power generated from the plant is supplied to the electrical grid through a 230KV substation.
According to the contract, M&I Electric Brazil will be responsible for the planning, site management, complete disassembly, electrical/mechanical inspection, dry-ice cleaning and commissioning.
M&I Electric Brazil vice-president and general manager Jose Octavio said: “We are very pleased with the progress that M&I team is making with energy companies in Brazil.
“Our rotating machines division has been delivering customised projects with methodologies that reduce outages and repair costs for our customers.”
The overhaul of the diesel generators is expected to increase the lifespan of the asset and avoid insulation failures.
M&I Electric Brazil will be completing the overhaul project by the second half of this year.