We partnered with Liburdi Turbine Services to host our inaugural Gas Turbine Owner’s Conference. The conference was February 26th and 27th in Charlotte, North Carolina and was a great success. The goal of the event was to review maintenance solutions and strategies for the inspection, repair, and service of engines.
Highlights of Gas Turbine Owner’s Conference
Leading experts in the industry spoke on topics such as manufacturing of structural parts, the art of reverse engineering, and outage options and opportunities from a software perspective. We welcomed a global audience and had attendees from Australia and Singapore.
“Brian Vokal, from Midland Cogen Ventures, wrapped up Day One, explaining in part the impetus for this inaugural session. ‘We need to share our experiences, and perhaps our frustrations, through networking opportunities such as this to remind ourselves that we are not the ‘forgotten fleet’ [of gas turbines].’ Discussions then led to options and ideas to further enhance the Owners’ network, including improved knowledge of each other’s material inventories. Upon closing of the conference, a steering committee was appointed. Brian Vokal and Chris Hutson of Southern Company will be representing owner/operators and Jeff Chapin of Liburdi representing the solution providers. First order of business: Users requested Liburdi and GCMS commit to hosting a second conference that is now set for February 25-March 1, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. The exact location and agenda to follow.”
Read the entire article that’s published in the Combined Cycle Journal.