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The GE team faced difficult obstacles presented by the complex horizontal core restack repair, as well as the first application of the stator flexpack. They overcame these hurdles, however, on the strength of GE’s technical strategy, supply chain management, and efficient, dedicated teamwork. Alliant’s outage concluded with zero safety or quality incidents—and before the project deadline.
GE won the bid to manage Riverside Power Plant’s outage on Unit 1 with a leading technical approach, strategic inventory management, and robust supply chain standards. As the OEM, GE provided complete product solutions only the manufacturer can bring to the technical concerns of this outage.
GE, FieldCore and APM performed a successful partial core restack and stator rewind, as well as the first-ever flex modification upgrade on a 7FH2 unit. They worked on Unit 1 for Alliant Energy’s Riverside Power Plant in Beloit, Wisconsin. Alliant’s Unit 2 had failed six weeks earlier; a competitor had been selected for Unit 2 and had begun work 30 days before our team. The GE, FieldCore and APM team completed the outage on Unit 1 both ahead of schedule—and more quickly than the competitor.
This accomplishment underscores the practical value of choosing OEM service providers such as GE: the confidence that OEM resources can outpace competitors in completing an identical outage on an identical unit with the same mechanism of failure. Our track record of exceeding customer expectations builds relationships. Customers like Alliant gain great trust in GE, as they know they can rely on the team ́s performance.
GE Power assists with rotor life management & extension in Mexico to avoid outages and boost efficiency.
GE and energy leader Eneva collaborated to keep the Paranaiba thermal power plant viable during a drought.