EthosEnergy has won a multi-million dollar control system contract from Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA) at their West Valley Power Station in Salt Lake City, Utah.


The contract is for an icon control system retrofit for five GE LM6000 gas turbines as well as a virtualized Balance of Plant (BOP) controls, including a new plant historian.

UMPA’s Jerame Blevins said: “EthosEnergy’s experience as the leading independent retrofitter coupled with their extensive knowledge on LM6000 units made them our first choice for this project.

“Their ability to supply several upgrades including cold weather improvements, Swift Start, vibration upgrades, and a training simulator added maximum value to both the work and our power station.”

EthosEnergy optimization and upgrades senior vice president Kurt Berg said: “Having successfully completed over 50 installations of LM6000 units, we were able to demonstrate our widespread knowledge with the units to UMPA.

“We also included several value-adding services that will fix lingering issues including Swift Start. The Swift Start option was key to allowing the West Valley Power Station to reduce their start times, keeping the plant competitive in the generation market.”

The EthosEnergy icon control system provides a low-risk, open-architecture solution that eliminates restrictive operational and support barriers of legacy purpose-built systems.

Our control system solutions provide increased flexibility, availability, and risk reduction to owners and operators of gas and steam turbines for both turbine and balance of plant control.

By leveraging our gas and steam turbine expertise and plant operational know-how, we maximize value for our customers by providing a customized solution based on our specialized designs.

Utilizing non-proprietary and proven open-architecture solutions allows the control system to be tailored to specific needs and allows the operator to be self-sufficient.

Source: Company Press Release