CASE STUDY - GEOTHERMAL PLANT CLEANING, CONTACT ENERGY
Contact is New Zealand’s largest producer of geothermal electricity operating five geothermal power stations located in central North Island.
Charley Beagle is responsible for maintaining a wide range of highly specialised plant, turbines, pipeline and general infrastructure at Contact Energy.
A regular challenge is conducting annual shuts to perform essential maintenance on generating equipment. Every hour of downtime comes with significant opportunity cost so planning and reliability is critical.
Unlike other types of blasting, Aquamax’s low-flow water jetting allows much of the work to be completed in-situ, reducing the requirement to move heavy rotors and gear outside the turbine house.
Health and safety management is of utmost importance. In addition to observing good practice, Aquamax operators are keen to work with plant supervisors to initiate improvements.
- All deposits removed and contained
- Much of the work conducted indoors and in-situ
- Plant downtime minimised
- Superior process without damage to equipment
- Reliable, professional and safety conscious team