Plant Startup & Technical Support

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MCWRA Nacimento Turbine
MCWRA Nacimento Turbine 2
MCWRA Nacimento Turbine 3
MCWRA Nacimento Turbine 4
MCWRA Nacimento Turbine 5

Client: Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA)

Lead startup Contractor on behalf of Site Constructors Inc. for a 4MW hydroelectric turbine-generator startup. Primary duties included preliminary maintenance and testing of all plant electrical systems, development of unit startup plan, and instrumentation and direction of main unit startup. Project required extensive review of existing operational criteria (no Owner representative with operations experience provided), development of safe work procedures and LOTO, and coordination with fisheries requirements for FERC permit provisions. Provided single point of contact during startup and provided operations with hands-on training on proper startup/shutdown of main unit and auxiliary systems. Scope of work also included performing Arc-Flash/Coordination study for existing switchgear, switchyard, and station service electrical equipment, consistent with IEEE/ANSI/NFPA-70E standards.