Thanks to our experience, Andina Turbomecánica is currently holding an integrated O&M contract for a 40 MW plant equipped with two Alstom FR5 TGs operated on the basis of HFO, in Africa in an isolated network in which we represent a strategic part of the power installed.
The reliability and availability of a Thermal Power Plant depend first on the design and quality of its assembly then on the unit(s) operation i.e. avoiding fast load rate, unnecessary sudden maneuvers or working with abnormal parameters for long periods of time, which fall under operators’ responsibility. Plant technical issues are mainly due to the way they are operated. Eventually reliability and availability depend on maintenance practices
Andina Turbomecánica target is to design an Operation and Maintenance plan that analyzes all possible failures in order to prevent them and deliver to our customers the highest reliability and availability of the Thermal Power Plant. Today we suffer yesterday’s mistakes, or enjoy the right guesses
Maintenance should never be classified as OPEX but as CAPEX