Ivyland, PA – The Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded American Governor Company (AGC) a five-year contract to supply standardized digital governor conversion packages for all their powerplants on the Missouri River. This multi-million dollar award covers 39 units in six (6) powerplants in the District:
|Project||Units||Capacity||Equipment to be Upgraded|
|Big Bend||8||494.3MW||Pelton governors with fixed blade propellers|
|Fort Peck||5||185.3MW||Woodward governors with Francis turbines|
|Fort Randall||8||320.0MW||Woodward governors with Francis turbines plus 10 Control Room HMIs|
|Garrison||8||583.3MW||Woodward & Pelton governors with Francis turbines plus 6 Control Room HMIs|
|Gavins Point||3||132.3MW||Woodward governors with Kaplan turbines|
|Oahe Project||7||118.2MW||Pelton governors with Francis turbines|
AGC will provide PLC-based digital governor systems that utilize its innovative H6B math model, complete system design specifications, controller hardware, spare parts, field service support,
and training of government personnel. The award leverages AGC’s success executing a similar five-year, 146-unit digital governor conversion project for 23 plants the USACE’s North Pacific Region.
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.