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
“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
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.