POWER INDUSTRY PROJECTS 

Florida Power & Light Sanford Repowering Project in Debary, FL
Owner: Florida Power & Light
A&E: Black & Veatch
OEM: General Electric and Foster Wheeler Constructors, Inc.
Project Description: Repowering 2 existing 400MW steam turbines with 8 GE 7FA’s and eight Foster Wheeler HRSG’s
PTS Scope of Work: Calibration and checkout of all electrical equipment 4160V and below with an on site Controls Engineer overseeing the implementation of the controls design, start-up loop checks and support of the Westinghouse Ovation DCS.
   
Lockwood Greene in Bay Springs, Mississippi (Phases 1 & 2)  
Owner: South Mississippi Electric Power Authority
A&E: Lockwood Greene
General Contractor Lockwood Greene
Project Description: 3 GE LM6000 Peaker Units
PTS Scope of Work: Complete above ground installation of the electrical and instrumentation, process tubing, calibration and checkout of all electrical and instrumentation and loop checks.

 

   

TECO Gannon Station in Tampa, Florida (Phases 1 & 2)

 
Owner/General Contractor Tampa Electric Company
Project Description: Installation of turbine control equipment supplied by ABB Turbine Automation consisting of valve stands, oil containment duct sections, LVDT devices, speed probes and a remote reset device all which are to be installed on Bayside Number 1 Turbine (Gannon Unit 5).
PTS Scope of Work Complete installation of ABB Turbine Automation turbine control equipment on a coal fired Siemens Westinghouse steam turbine. This installation work includes locating, aligning, leveling, mounting, fitting, piping, wiring and testing six (6) valve stands and oil containment duct sections, four (4) LVDT devices, one (1) set of speed probes, one (1) remote reset device and all automation TCS/DCS controls.
Seminole Generating Station located in Palatka, Florida (Phase 2)  
Owner/Contractor: Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Project Description Maintenance on a Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD) Control System Units 1 and 2 which consists of a Modicon Quantum control package which will communicate via RIO connection to several remote IO racks.
PTS Scope of Work PTS provided electrical craft to replace rusted out conduits in the Flue Gas Desulfurization area on Units 1 and 2 which consisted of de-terminating and removing existing wire in conduit runs as directed and removing associated conduit. We replaced the conduit with supplied pvc coated rigid conduit ensuring that all areas on exposed conduits after cutting to fit and thread has been recoated with the proper pvc coating material to obtain the manufacturers specifications for thickness, replaced all damaged wiring,  and pull existing wiring back into conduit and then terminated.
 
Auburndale Peaker Power Plant Project in Auburndale, FL  
Owner: Auburndale Peaker Energy Center LLP
General Contractor: Kvaerner Industrial Constructors
Project Description: Grass-roots construction and start-up of a combined cycle facility. The plant consists of a Siemens Westinghouse 501-D5A gas combustion turbine and is rated at 120 MW.
PTS Scope of Work: Installation of an iso-phase bus duct system, 7,000 feet of rigid conduit, 15,000 feet of aboveground electrical and instrumentation conduit, 250 feet of cable tray, 12,000+ terminations including grounding, high voltage switch and dead end structure erection, 325 PTS instruments and associated tubing and pneumatic controls, high voltage testing and systems turnover. This was a fast past project and was completed in under 90 days.
 
El Paso Merchant Energy’s Shady Hills Energy Park in Hudson, FL

 

Owner: Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.
EPC:

Grass roots installation of 3 General Electric Frame 7FA combustion turbines.

OEM General Electric
Project Description

Grass roots installation of 3 General Electric Frame 7FA combustion turbines.

PTS Scope of Work:

Complete above ground installation of the electrical and instrumentation, process tubing, calibration and checkout of all electrical and instrumentation and loop checks.

Seminole Generating Station located in Palatka, Florida (Phase 1)

 

Owner/Contractor Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Project Description Maintenance on a Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD) Control System Units 1 and 2 which consists of a Modicon Quantum control package which will communicate via RIO connection to several remote IO racks
PTS Scope of Work

PTS provided electrical craft to replace rusted out conduits in the Flue Gas Desulfurization area on Units 1 and 2 which consisted of de-terminating and removing existing wire in conduit runs as directed and removing associated conduit. We replaced the conduit with supplied pvc coated rigid conduit ensuring that all areas on exposed conduits after cutting to fit and thread has been recoated with the proper pvc coating material to obtain the manufacturers specifications for thickness, replaced all damaged wiring,  and pull existing wiring back into conduit and then terminated.

 
Intercession City Peaking Facility located in Intercession City, FL

 

Owner: Florida Power Corporation
General Contractor: Metric Construction
A&E: Black & Veatch
Project Description: Grass-roots construction of 1 Siemens Westinghouse V84.3 simple cycle, combustion turbine. 
PTS Scope of Work:

Installation and calibration of all plant instrumentation. 

 
     
Cane Island Plant Unit 2 located in Intercession City, FL

 

Owner: Kissimmee Utility Authority
General Contractor: Fru-Con Construction, Inc.
Project Description: Grass-roots construction of 1 GE Frame 7EA combustion turbine with a Nooter/Eriksen HRSG and a GE Steam.  Turbine
PTS Scope of Work:

Installation of all field-mounted instrumentation, sensing lines, CEM equipment, and process tubing. The unit was completed in March 1995 and went into commercial operation in July of 1995.

 
     

Palatka Generating Station located in Palatka, Florida

 

Owner/Contractor: Seminole Electric Co-operative, Inc. located in Tampa, Fl
Project Description: Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD) Control System Upgrade.  The existing PLC Control System for all 5 scrubber modules on each of the 2 generating units (10 modules total) are being replaced.
PTS Scope of Work:

Detailed design, supply, programming, testing, and training for the complete control system. The existing system consists of Modicon 384 based PLC system communicating with several Remote IO racks.  The new system will include a Modicon Quantum control package, which will communicate via RIO connection to several remote IO racks.  The existing hard-wired conventional style control board will remain.  The initial phase of the project was completed in December of 1999 including Operator and Maintenance instruction on Modicon.  The final phase is scheduled for completion by the end of November 2000.

     

Hines Energy Center located in Mulberry, Florida

 

Owner/Contractor:

Florida Power Corporation

Project Description:

Instrumentation Calibration. 

PTS Scope of Work:

Review of all calibration and vendor information for the instrumentation and control equipment plant wide.  Then recalibrate each instrument to verify the accuracy.  This work was completed in the fall of 1999.

Broad River Energy Complex located in Gaffney, South Carolina

 

Owner:

Carolina Power & Light/SKYGEN

General Contractor:

Gemma Power

Project Description: Grass-roots construction and start-up of 3 GE Frame 7FA’s, simple cycle, combustion turbine-generator sets.  The units are gas-fired only utilizing dry-low NOx technology with a state of the art Mark V Control System. 
PTS Scope of Work: Installation of all field-mounted instrumentation, sensing lines, and process tubing; calibration of all instrumentation and checkout technical support for completion of loop checks from the instrumentation back to the Mark V.

Palatka Generating Station located in Palatka, Florida

 

Owner/ Contractor

Seminole Electric Co-operative, Inc. located in Tampa, Fl.

Project Description: Upgrade of the Control System for the entire Coal Handling portion of the plant.  The existing PLC Control System is based on a Forney designed and supplied system. 
PTS Scope of Work: Detailed design, supply, programming, installation, testing and training for the new Modicon Quantum based control system.  The scope also includes the evaluation and conversion of the original Forney System to the new Quantum system.  The design includes 3 HMI stations communicating with the 3 Quantum CPU’s and multiple Distributed I/O racks and an Engineering Workstation via Modbus Plus Network.  A portion of the communication network will be accomplished via RF Modem utilizing Spread Spectrum technology.  The Control System will handle such tasks as unloading of rail cars, stacker / reclaimer control, coal transfer, etc.  The existing hard-wired operator panels will be replace with touch screen HMI stations utilizing Citect software for screen development, alarm processing, data acquisition, historical collection and trending, and report generation.

Crystal River Generating Facility located in Crystal River, FL

 

Owner/ Contractor:

Crystal River Generating Facility, Florida Power Corporation

Project Description: Coal Yard Control Upgrade.  The Crystal River Generating Facility includes 4 coal-fired boilers and Steam Turbines.  Units 1 and 2 are rated at 400 and 500 MWs respectively, while Units 4 and 5 are 720 MWs each.  The facility is divided into 2 areas separated by approximately ½ mile, each with 2 Units and their own coal yard and coal yard control room. The existing control of the coal yard utilizes Modicon Quantum PLC hardware.  In Phase 1 of the Project, PTS Project Scope included upgrading the existing Operator Interface that was a hard-wired BTG style with hand-switches and indicating lights. The Operator Interface was replaced with 3 Intellution Dynamic workstations in each control room.  Additional Modicon Quantum hardware was added to incorporate the new automation.  The 2 control rooms were linked via RF Spread Spectrum radio utilizing Ethernet communications technology for high-speed data transfer. Phase 2 of the Project includes the automation of the Tripper Car controls for Units #1 and #2 silo feeders.  This includes design, procurement, and implementation of a complete automation system for this process.  The automation system will also utilize Modicon Quantum PLC and remote mounted Intellution Dynamic touch-screens.  The system will be connected via Ethernet to the Phase 1 portion of the upgrade
PTS Scope of Work: Scheduling, engineering, procurement, design, implementation, installation supervision, and start-up support for the entire project. 

Intercession City and Debary Peaking Facilities located in Intercession City and Debary, FL

 

Owner/ Contractor:

Florida Power Corporation

Project Description: E&I Engineering, Construction Management, and Start-up of Inlet Fogging Installation.  The Project Scope included the installation of an Inlet Fogging System, which is used to increase the available MW of each combustion turbine by decreasing the dry bulb temperatures of the combustion turbine inlet air.  The Inlet Fogging System was provided by MEE Industries Incorporated.   
PTS Scope of Work: Engineering, design, and procurement of all electrical, instrumentation, and control equipment integrating the MEE fogging system and the Foxboro DCS system.  The development of all process control logic and graphical interface, Control Wiring and Loop Drawings, installation and start-up supervision were also part of the PTS scope of supply.  The Debary Facility included the conversion of an existing tank to a demineralized water tank including new tank level instrumentation and its interface with the Allen Bradley Water Treatment Control System.
Intercession City and Debary Peaking Facilities located in Intercession City and Debary, FL

 

Owner/ Contractor:

Florida Power Corporation

OEM: General Electric
A & E: Lockwood Greene
Project Description: System Integration & Project Engineering for Plant DCS for 3 new Combustion Turbines.  This Project includes the grass-roots construction of 3 General Electric Frame 7 EA combustion turbine generator sets.  These Units are dual fuel, dry-low NOx Combustion Turbines utilizing the Mark V Control System.  The Foxboro IA Plant DCS will be expanded to accommodate the additional requirements of remotely controlling the 3 new Units.  The Balance of Plant (BOP) will also be expanded with the addition of a new demineralized water tank and a new NOx water-forwarding pump with appropriate instrumentation. 
PTS Scope of Work: Detailed engineering and configuration the Foxboro I/A including process control, graphics, report generation, historical trending and alarming, procurement of all Foxboro hardware required to integrate the new combustion turbines and the new BOP equipment into the Plant DCS.  The engineering of the hard-wired interface between the FPC RTU and the GE Mark V Control System is also part of the PTS scope of supply.  This interface allows the FPC Energy Control Center to operate the Units from a remote location.  PTS will also provide start-up support during the functional testing of the combustion turbines from the Plant DCS. 
Intercession City and Debary Peaking Facilities located in Intercession City and Debary, FL

 

Owner/ Contractor:

Florida Power Corporation

Project Description: Project Management for Y2k Upgrade of Control System.  The project scope included the upgrading of the Plant DCS system to replace the obsolete General Electric Smart Remote interface with Mark IV combustion turbine control system with a state of the art Foxboro IA DCS.  The installation of a new Continuous Emission Monitoring system was also installed at both facilities. 
PTS Scope of Work: Project Engineering for the entire interface between the new Foxboro DCS and the Mark IV system and the new CEM equipment provided by Spectrum Systems.  Scope included issuing of Purchase Orders, detailed engineering of communication interface, project scheduling, design of control wiring and loop drawings, development of construction work packages, FAT and Start-up support.  This also included the detailed design for the first ever Foxboro IA serial interface with the Teleperm XP Control System.
Sewell Creek Generating Facility located in Cedartown, Georgia

 

Owner: Florida Power Corporation
OEM: Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
General Contractor: The Industrial Company (TIC)
Project Description: Installation & Commissioning of Combustion Turbine Generator Sets.  Grass-roots construction and start-up of 4 Siemens Westinghouse simple cycle, combustion turbine generator sets. The first 2 of these units are V84.3 models and the remaining 2 units are V84.2 models.  The units are gas-fired only utilizing dry-low NOx technology with a state of the art Teleperm XP Control System. 
PTS Scope of Work: Installation of all field-mounted instrumentation, sensing lines, and process tubing; calibration of all instrumentation; installation of the Continuous Emission Monitoring system and calibration and checkout of all protective relays for electrical equipment 480 V and above and the generator control and synchronization equipment.  PTS also provided technician support for completion of loop checks from the instrumentation back to the Teleperm XP. 
Manchief Power Station located in Brush, Colorado

 

Owner: Coastal Power Company
OEM: Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
General Contractor: The Industrial Company (TIC)
Project Description: This Project includes the grass-roots construction and start-up of 2 simple cycle, Siemens Westinghouse V84.3A combustion turbines rated at 160 MW each. 
PTS Scope of Work: Installation and calibration of the electrical and instrumentation equipment. 
Manatee Plant located in Parrish, Florida

 

Owner: Florida Power & Light
Project Description: Boiler Scanner System Replacement.  Installation of new Woodward Governor system for control of Boiler Feed Pumps. Instrument installation for Plant DCS upgrade. 
PTS Scope of Work: Installation and start-up support for all electrical and instrumentation equipment. 
Alabama Electric Cooperative’s Gantt Combined Cycle Power Plant located in Gantt, AL

 

Owner: Alabama Electric Cooperative (AEC)
OEM: Siemens/Westinghouse
A&E: Black & Veatch
General Contractor: Metric Constructors
Project Description: Grass roots 500MW combined cycle power plant, 2 501F combustion turbines with 2 HRSG’s and 1 steam turbine with BOP.
PTS Scope of Work:

Calibration and checkout of all electrical equipment including relay calibrations. Provided instrumentation technical direction. 

SMARR Generating Facility located in Smarr, Georgia

 

Owner: Oglethorpe Power
OEM:

Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation

General Contractor: The Industrial Company (TIC)
Project Description: Installation & Commissioning of Combustion Turbine Generator Sets.  Construction and start-up of 2 Siemens Westinghouse V84.2 simple cycle combustion turbine generator sets.  These units are gas-fired only utilizing dry-low NOx technology with a state of the art Teleperm XP Control System.
PTS Scope of Work:

Installation of all field-mounted instrumentation, sensing lines, and process tubing; calibration of all instrumentation on the project; calibration and checkout of protective relays for electrical equipment 480 V and above and generator control and synchronization equipment.  PTS also provided technician support for completion of loop checks from the instrumentation back to the Teleperm XP and engineering support for functional checkout of the Teleperm XP Control System

El Paso Merchant Energy’s Shady Hills Energy Park in Hudson, FL

 

 
Owner:

 El Paso Merchant Energy

EPC: Lockwood Greene
OEM: General Electric
Project Description: Grass roots installation of 3 General Electric Frame 7FA combustion turbines.
     
Seminole Generating Station located in Palatka, Florida (Phase 2)

 

 
Owner/Contractor: Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Project Description: Maintenance on a Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD) Control System Units 1 and 2 which consists of a Modicon Quantum control package which will communicate via RIO connection to several remote IO racks.
     
Chouteau Power Plant located in Pryor, Oklahoma

 

 
Owner:
OEM: Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
Project Description: Grass-roots construction and start-up of a combined cycle facility rated at 520 MW.  The plant consists of a Siemens Westinghouse V84.3A combustion turbine, HRSG, and Siemens Westinghouse steam turbine. 
PTS Scope of Work: Technical Direction for the electrical and I & C installation and start-up. 
     
Cogeneration Facility Installation located in Murfreesboro, TN

 

 
Owner: Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
General Contractor: Stanley Jones Corporation
OEM: I.C. Thomasson Associates, Inc.
Project Description: Addition of a 5 MW Solar Combustion Turbine and generator set, HRSG boiler, dual-fired auxiliary boiler and the addition of a new chiller. 
PTS Scope of Work: All instrumentation and controls. A conventional indicating and control Operator panel with alarm annunciation was provided and an Operator workstation running an Intellution HMI package.  The boiler control utilizes Eurotherm Process Automation equipment mounted in the Operator control panel.  The Intellution HMI is connected to the Eurotherm Controllers via Modbus communication interface.  The HMI included operator control functions, alarming functions, historical data collection and trending, and report generation.  All equipment was supplied or manufactured by PTS, Inc. 
     
Dade County Resource Recovery Facility located in Miami, FL

 

 
Owner: Birwelco-Montenay Inc. located in Miami, Fl.
A & E:           Altuna Engineering Inc. located in Massapequa Park, NY.
General Contractor: Binwelco-Montenay, Inc.
Project Description: Replacement of the Induced Draft (ID) fans and associated controls for each of the 4 boilers located at the Dade County Resource Recovery Facility in Miami, FL.  The scope also called for installation of a new Air Quality Control System (AQCS). 
PTS Scope of Work: Engineering, design, supply, installation, start-up, and training for the PLC based control system and HMI interface on the new ID fans.  PTS scope also included a hard-wired interface with the existing Bailey control system, which is required for the AQCS The control system is a GE Fanuc PLC system utilizing a Genius Bus communications network to communicate with the GE Cimplicity HMI system The new AQCS system also communicates on the same Genius Bus Network.  The ID fan controls utilize a GE 90/30 system while the Bailey interface will utilize a GE 90/70 system.  The project was completed in the spring of 1999. PTS has been awarded a second project scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2001.
 
Asheville Project located in Asheville, North Carolina

 

 
Owner: Carolina Power & Light/SKYGEN
OEM/Contractor General Electric
Project Description: Grass-roots construction and start-up of 2 GE Frame 7FA’s.  The units are gas-fired with a state of the art Mark V Control System. 
PTS Scope of Work: Calibration of all site instrumentation.  PTS also provided technician support for completion of loop checks from the instrumentation back to the Mark V.
Georgia Gulf Corporation located in Plaquemine, Louisiana

 

 
Owner: Georgia Gulf Corporation
General Contractor: General Electric Company
Project Description: Grass-roots construction and start-up of a combined cycle facility consisting of 3 GE Frame 7EA combustion turbines, and 3 Deltak HRSG’s. 
PTS Scope of Work: Installation and calibration of all plant instrumentation.  The plant was operational in summer of 1997

 

 
Owner: Florida Power & Light located in Ft. Myers, FL
A & E: Black and Veatch
General Contractor: J.A. Jones
Project Description: Repowering existing plant with 6 GE Frame 7 FA’s and 6 Foster Wheeler HRSG’s
PTS Scope of Work: Instrumentation, calibration and checkout to the Mark VI control system.

 

 
Owner: Florida Power & Light, all fossil plants in the state of Florida
Project Description: Upgrade of plant Data Acquisition System.  Strip chart recorders were replaced with Yokogawa Darwin hardware.  The Darwin was interfaced with an Intellution HMI system for Data Display, Trending, and Historian.  Control Room Control Consoles were modified and reworked to include new large screen displays replacing old recorders.
PTS Scope of Work:

Installation of all mechanical and electrical equipment as well as start-up support.

 

 
Owner: Gainesville Regional Utilities
PTS Scope of Work: Instrumentation installation, calibration and start-up of 2 GE Frame 7 EA’s.

 

 
Owner: Lakeland Electric
PTS Scope of Work: Contract Engineering in T&D Department.

 

 
Owner: Vero Beach Power Plant
PTS Scope of Work: Process Tubing and Instrument Calibration on a GE Frame 6B.

 

Owner: CSW/Mulberry Co-generation Plant
PTS Scope of Work: Process Tubing on GE Frame 7EA, EHC tubing on Steam Turbine and miscellaneous calibration.

 

 
Owner: Tampa Electric – Polk Power Station
PTS Scope of Work: Instrumentation Installation on a GE Frame 7FA.

 

 

     


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