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EPS Provides International Emergency Transformer Solution

Energy Parts Solutions, a division of ProEnergy Services, was recently awarded a rental project to deliver and install a new 138kV 100MVA GE Prolec Transformer for Trinity Power Limited. The rental Transformer was installed on a fast track basis to restore a GE Frame 7EA to service. The entire project from order to when the unit was ready for service in Trinidad and Tobago took only 16 days, including 9 days of ocean transit time. The order was received on January 12th. EPS’ High Voltage Solutions team timed their mobilization to the project site to coincide with the Transformer’s arrival on January 22nd. Upon arrival, EPS disassembled the customer’s failed unit in 24 hours to ensure that the rental unit could be immediately set in place. The new unit arrived in Trinidad and Tobago on January 24th, at which time EPS assembled, vacuum filled and tested the unit in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements. The Transformer was completed and ready to be connected to the site by January 28th.

The original solution was contracted on a rental basis, so the customer still had to formulate a long-term solution for the original Transformer failure. EPS was able to assist again by providing a new, customized 119MVA 138kV Transformer on a turnkey basis which will serve as the client’s permanent solution. EPS will have the Transformer delivered and installed by August 15th, 2012.

“This type of fast track project is a perfect example of why we maintain a very large inventory of new and surplus transformers,” said Company President Bill Mars. “Our access to this type of inventory, along with our flexibility and experience allows us execute projects with very fast turnarounds.”

Energy Parts Solutions is a global provider of equipment and replacement parts for all major aeroderivative and heavy industrial gas turbine technologies, as well as High Voltage equipment and services. The company has U.S. offices in Sedalia, MO; Houston, TX; and Fort Collins, CO; and international locations in Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Panama, Pakistan and Angola.

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