GPA Begins Major Overhaul of 2 Fast Track Generators

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Guam – The Guam Power Authority has begun a major overhaul project for two fast track generators located at the Tenjo Vista Power Station in Agat by the Shell Tank Farm.

Both units are Caterpillar Diesel Generators rated at 4.4 megawatts each. The units are deemed critical peaking units that support peak power use and base load generator outages for the Island Wide Power System (IWPS) because of their quick startup capabilities and smaller unit capacities.

“A “top end” overhaul will be completed on two of the six units stationed at Tenjo Vista,” stated Jimmy Pangelinan, Superintendent of Diesel Plants, “Completion of this project will increase unit availability, efficiency and reliability.”

In addition to the overhaul work on the units, Caterpillar will also provide 40 hours of training for diesel engine technicians on the dis-assembly, reassembly and operation of the units. The training will improve operations and maintenance practices at the diesel plants. “While the primary use of these units is for back up, we (GPA) still needs to maintain a high availability level for these units,” remarked Pangelinan, “A high availability reflects our efforts to make sure that we continue to provide service during major overhauls or outages.”

MAJOR OVERHAUL PROJECT UNDERWAY FOR FAST TRACKS

The Guam Power Authority has begun a major overhaul project for two fast track
generators located at the Tenjo Vista Power Station in Agat by the Shell Tank Farm. Both
units are Caterpillar Diesel Generators rated at 4.4 megawatts each. The units are deemed
critical peaking units that support peak power use and base load generator outages for the
Island Wide Power System (IWPS) because of their quick startup capabilities and smaller
unit capacities.
“A “top end” overhaul will be completed on two of the six units stationed at Tenjo Vista,”
stated Jimmy Pangelinan, Superintendent of Diesel Plants, “Completion of this project will
increase unit availability, efficiency and reliability.”
In addition to the overhaul work on the units, Caterpillar will also provide 40 hours of
training for diesel engine technicians on the disassembly, reassembly and operation of the
units. The training will improve operations and maintenance practices at the diesel plants.
“While the primary use of these units is for back up, we (GPA) still needs to maintain a high
availability level for these units,” remarked Pangelinan, “A high availability reflects our
efforts to make sure that we continue to provide service during major overhauls or outages.”