Press Release | 01.10.22
HOUSTON – Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS), a fully-integrated service provider for owners of infrastructure assets, and its operations and maintenance (O&M) team earned seven Combined Cycle Journal (CCJ) 2021 Best Practices Awards. Woodbridge Energy Center, a CAMS operated facility, received top honors being named Best of the Best.
In addition to Woodbridge, Crete Energy Venture, Lawrenceburg Generating Station, Lincoln Generating Facility, New Covert Generating Co., Orange Cogeneration and Rolling Hills Generating were recognized for their improvements and practices related to safety and performance.
An industry leader, CAMS has been awarded 75 CCJ best practices awards since 2013.
“We are pleased to see our incredible teams consistently recognized for the value we provide our facilities and respective owners,” said R. Eric Garrett, CAMS Executive Vice President of Operations. “Our best-in-class operations really demonstrate our relentless commitment to reliability and sustainability while proactively reducing costs and increasing efficiencies to deliver results.”
CCJ’s annual Best Practices Awards recognize contributions made by plant and office personnel to improve the safety and performance of generating facilities powered by gas turbines. Of the more than 30 plants participating in the 2021 program, only eight were selected by industry experts for Best of the Best honors. CCJ launched the industry-wide Best Practices Awards program in 2004.
Woodbridge is a 725-megawatt (MW), natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power generation facility located in Woodbridge Township, N.J., that is operated by CAMS and owned by Competitive Power Ventures. The plant features two GE fast-start 7F 5-Series gas turbines and a D-11A steam turbine with associated generators. It was evaluated on the following innovations and best practices:
- Using a small jib crane to improve safety and reduce maintenance time
- Downsizing to a calibration kit to make calibrations easier
- Making upgrades out of obsolescence
- Putting in place an alternative use for plant wastewater streams
For the complete CCJ Best Practices announcement, visit page 84 of issue 68 at www.CCJ-online.com.