In June 2014, American Governor Company (AGC) was awarded a contract to begin upgrading the Woodward Gateshaft governors for the Firestone Natural Rubber Company plantation in Liberia. Following the successful startup of both the first and second units, AGC has been awarded a contract to convert the third of the plantation’s four units. Following hardware delivery in November 2018, this third converted unit will be commissioned in 2019 during the January through March “Low Flow” season.
This hydro plant was constructed in 1942 and includes four (4) 1.2MW units that were provided with Woodward Gateshaft Governors. The original Gateshafts are converted with AGC’s proven bolt-on conversion ‘kit’ and AGC will also service the 20-Series Governor Oil System during onsite startup. This follow-on contract includes estimated installation and commissioning.
About American Governor Company
American Governor Company provides fully engineered digital governor conversion systems for hydro plants, including PLC-based digital controls, electro-hydraulic valve manifolds, hydraulic power units, electronic feedback devices and unit/plant control and monitoring systems. Installation, start-up, commissioning and field training services are provided by our staff of experienced governor specialists and field service engineers. American Governor also provides full support for legacy governor systems, including a complete line of replacement parts for all types of Woodward governors and a growing inventory of new and reconditioned parts and assemblies for other OEM governors. American Governor offers Field Service, Training, Retrofit kits and Technical Support for legacy governors. The Training and Repair Facility near Stevens Point WI offers factory repair services for governor pumps and permanent magnet generators as well as our annual Governor School and twice yearly Focus Classes. American Governor has provided more than 600 digital governor upgrades and has supported over 1,500 hydropower plants in North America.