Pre-Conference Workshop - Tuesday 15, May, 2018 (12:30 - 17:00)

The New Gas Turbine Service Paradigm

Transforming Best Practices in An Age of Market Upheaval - Finding Profitable Operational Flexibility, Reliability & Life Extension Service Solutions to Achieve Desired Life-Cycle Maintenance Costs

Across Europe, the continued need for larger generation capacity and the increase of renewable energy production is having a dramatic effect on the traditional operational profiles of owners and operators of E and F-class combined cycle gas turbine power plants. Today, operators are struggling with maintaining their asset's profitability and relevance in a market now expecting them to compete with much higher efficiency combustion turbines and forcing them to offer increased flexibility and reliability with limited, attractive financial incentive to do so. Against this backdrop, maintenance service solutions that address these issues while offering improved plant operational economics is vital to their profitability.

Attendees of the workshop can expect an engaging and interactive session focused on topics including:

• The implementation of various technology-based gas turbine service offerings
• Advanced combustion system retrofits for operational flexibility
• Rotor lifetime assessments and extensions
• Rotor exchange programs including selective rotor wheel and disk manufacturing
• Hot gas path component repair improvements

Included in this interactive workshop will also be topics on select digital services such as self-learning combustion AutoTune system monitoring for improved reliability and a number of selectable GT control improvements that will be able to "trick out" your gas turbine power plant such as start-up time fuel consumption reductions and higher ramps rates.

Jeffrey A. Benoit, Vice President - Product Management & Marketing, Ansaldo Energia Power Service
Tessarini Leone, Director Global Product Management , Ansaldo Energia Switzerland AG