Metso said that “with a potential reduction of up to 30 per cent in maintenance and service costs, along with tens of thousands of euros in savings by reducing equipment downtime, Metso and Dale Power can provide substantial benefits” with their combined solution.
The agreement is in line with Metso’s strategy to strengthen its power automation business around the world by seeking strong local partners and growing with them. The company said it has already been successful in this strategy in China, India and Russia.
Metso and Dale Power Solutions will work together to provide independent capabilities for gas turbine power generation packages, including upgrades, re-packaging, servicing, and long-term maintenance, which are available to turbine customers and owners worldwide.
“We have achieved this by combining Metso’s most up-to-date open architecture DCS platform and controls expertise with Dale Power’s experience in turbine package design manufacturing, maintenance and servicing,” said Neil Buckland, sales director of EPS, automation, at Metso. “References have proven this capability. Turbines packages that we have serviced and maintained over their lifetime are achieving well above the industry standard utilization rates for over 150,000 operating hours.”
Metso said that the combined solution provides turbine operators “with a large number of advantages. Thanks to the open DCS platform, there are no black boxes; the control, protection and machine data are in one system. Other benefits include high availability, easy and cost-effective maintenance, seamless integration of the turbine, compressor, generator and/or boiler controls, as well as online remote support.”