Wood Group GTS upgrades LM6000 controls system for Jonesboro turbine site

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Wood Group GTS has recently upgraded the controls system on a GE LM6000 gas turbine at Jonesboro, Arkansas, City Water and Light's (CWL) northwest combustion turbine site.


The group has replaced the original controls system with an open-architecture system that will enable CWL to access and configure the turbine to meet fluctuating power demands. The new system, built on an open architecture provided by Rockwell Automation, is easy to service, and also provides CWL with the ability to perform maintenance in-house.

The upgrade at CWL's Jonesboro facility is one of over 500 controls system installations performed by the group. Frank Avery of Wood Group GTS said, "This open architecture controls solution for LM6000 gas turbines empowers operators to quickly and inexpensively adapt plant and equipment to meet new power demands."