Nor-Cal worked with Waller Marine in the commissioning of the first ever, floating power barges. The Margarita I and the Josefa Rufina I are the world’s largest floating power generation facility when installed side-by-side. The two power barges were built at Signal International’s shipyard in Orange, Texas. The generation facility is comprised of two floating power plants and each is installed with a single GE 7FA gas turbine generator. The plant generates power for the capital of Venezuela and surrounding areas.
Nor-Cal provided full engineering development of controls, software/hardware specification and system integration, along with all commissioning aspects required to successfully bring two GE 7FA’s to COD. These two units were originally purchased as single fuel (Gas). Nor-Cal provided all Engineering specifications, documentation and support for the complete controls integration of dual fuel hardware (Atomizing Air, Liquid fuel forwarding, Purge valves, water injection).
This project included GE MKVI logic development and integration, screen development, communications integration, BOP/Turbine checkout, loop completion, electrical checkout, documentation and operator training.