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.

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