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Date: July 21, 2015

HTS completes replacement of ALSTOM gas turbine monitoring system (GMS) and performs first NON OEM Base Load Adjustment (Verification of Turbine Inlet Temperature) of a ABBGT8 at Elmwood Park NJ. The work which was completed in one week, included replacement of the non functioning ALSTOM GMS with HTS GTMS, calibration and testing of all performance related instrumentation and energy balance to verify correct firing temperature.

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Date: March 24, 2015

HTS completes frequency response modification for Duke Energy, at the Aguaytia plant in Peru’s Ucayali region. Two HTS engineers heavily modified the closed loop load control logic of ALSTOM’s BlueLine® gas turbine control system to comply with COES requirements of PR-21 (frequency response). The work was completed in one week including modifications to the plant Ifix HMI. And testing of the new logic.

Date: January 5, 2015

Hughes Technical Services (HTS) signs Teaming Agreement with Florida company, Revolution Technical Services. (RTS). Visit Revolution Technical Services.

RTS provides, among other services, GT performance evaluation and testing, including verification of Turbine Inlet Temperature and base load adjustments for maximum power output and increased efficiency.

With this agreement in place, HTS and affiliates are now positioned to provide a viable OEM alternative for complete mechanical/electrical commissioning, GT installation and performance testing for gas turbine plants worldwide.

Date: December 9, 2014

In conjunction with Burns and McDonald and Emerson, HTS successfully completes technical direction of Ovation® control system, ABB Synchrotact III® and SFC Megadrive® modifications to allow for black start of 2 ABB GT11N1 for WE Energies plant Paris Wisconsin. The Paris plants consist of 4 ABB GT11NM in simple cycle mode

Date: November 2014

In conjunction with ALSTOM, HTS successfully completes black start modifications to ALSTOM Blueline® and ABB Megadrive® SFC for black starting 2 GT11N1 at Southern Company’s Plant McIntosh in Georgia. Plant McIntosh consists of 8 ABB GT 11N1 gas turbines in simple cycle mode.

Date: October 10, 2014

Hughes Technical Services (HTS) signs Teaming Agreement with Texas company, Global Consulting and Mechanical Services (GCMS).

With this agreement in place, GCMS and HTS are now positioned to provide a viable OEM alternative for complete mechanical and commissioning services to customers in the power industry worldwide.

Date: September 20, 2014

Hughes Technical Services (HTS) is currently providing turnkey mechanical, electrical and I&C commissioning support to US company GCMS for 2 ABB GT13DMs relocated from Fushan, China to Basra, Iraq.

With a team of commissioning and field engineers assembled from the US, Ireland and South Africa, HTS and GCMS, brought on line, two twenty five year old units which are now providing 160MW to the Iraqi grid.

Challenges to overcome included an HMI upgrade without OEM onsite support, upgrade of speed system, commissioning of the combustion turbines on heavy fuel and repair or replacement of countless components.