TTS Energy Services Restores Power In Nigeria

TTS Power, a division of TTS Energy Services, recently upgraded and restored a 138Mw gas turbine that had been out of service for 11 years. Working with its local partner, Verteville Energy Services, TTS completed a project for the complete controls upgrade, as well as commissioning services, on a Siemens SGT5-2000E (V94.2) gas turbine. TTS provided all engineering, hardware and commissioning services, with Verteville assisting with trained local technicians and support personnel. The units are installed at a newly privatized power plant having over 900Mw of installed capacity.

TTS retrofitted their TMS-1000R control system based on an Allen Bradley ControlLogix Redundant platform with Dynamix vibration monitoring and XM Overspeed protection into the existing control cabinets. For the operator interface, TTS deployed an AVEVA InTouch HMI application.

“The project presented a real challenge as a great deal of existing site knowledge, operating experience, as well as condition of the unit, had deteriorated during the many years of inactivity.” Said Chris Crowell, who as Manager of TTS Controls Design, headed up all engineering activities. Despite the challenge, Chris’ team installed and commissioned a system that is now successfully controlling a gas turbine which is in commercial operation for the first time in many years. A 2nd Siemens unit will be upgraded in 2023.

TTS has a long history of providing power and upgrades in West Africa, and Nigeria in particular, with over 600Mw of gas turbines installed and multiple units, upgraded and serviced.

For more information on TTS Power’s upgrade capabilities or other international power requirements, contact Tony Thornton at tthornton@ttsenergyservices.com

 

About TTS

TTS Energy Services is the corporate parent for Turbine Technology Services, TTS Midstream, and TTS Power. TTS provides engineering and construction expertise, for the energy industry, worldwide. The company’s long history and experience providing technical solutions to global energy entities makes it a leader in its field. TTS has successfully managed numerous power and compressor station modernization projects and supplied innovative and unique engineering solutions to challenging problems for our energy customers. Since 1983, their leadership and engineering teams have provided innovative technologies and engineered high-value solutions to over 450 clients worldwide.

TTS announces the appointment of David Donnaruma as business development manager for TTS power.

David Donnaruma – Business Development Manger at TTS Energy Services

TTS Energy Services Corp. (TTS), an Orlando-based Energy Services Company, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Donnaruma as Business Development Manager for TTS Power.

A TTS veteran, David joined the company while still completing his Management Information Systems degree at the University of Central Florida (UCF). David became a senior controls engineer in the TTS organization and has an extensive history working on the design, programming, installation, and commission of gas turbine control systems for power and pipeline applications. David completed his MBA at UCF in 2021 and as Business Development Manager, David will help to expand TTS’s Power Generation customer base and will work to develop new product and service offerings for this market. To further sharpen TTS’s offerings, David completed UCF’s Cyber security defense program this year and is working on his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) cert.

“David’s expertise in automation and controls, experience in the power industry, familiarity with TTS’s capabilities and experience will allow him to apply his MBA skills to developing new customers and markets for TTS Power going forward,” says Pat Begley, Vice President of TTS Power. Well-known in the industry for his technical expertise, product knowledge, and commissioning skills, David brings 15 years of hands-on experience in IT, automation and controls, software development, and system commissioning for gas turbine applications.

 

About TTS

TTS Energy Services (TTS) is the corporate parent for TTS Power and TTS Midstream. TTS provides engineering and construction expertise, for the energy industry, worldwide. The company’s long history and experience providing technical solutions to global energy entities makes it a leader in its field. TTS has successfully managed numerous power and compressor station modernization projects and supplied innovative and unique engineering solutions to challenging problems for our energy customers.  Since 1983, their leadership and engineering teams have provided innovative technologies and engineered high-value solutions to over 450 clients worldwide.