From the start, the GE Latin America service team and FieldCore were moving at great speed when AES Corporation approached us to take on another OEM project. The customer needed to service a steam turbine unit at its Nueva Tocopilla plant in Chile, a unit that services the entire Tocopilla City as well as part of northern Chile all the way to the border with Peru. The GE team submitted a bid in less than a week beating several competitors including the OEM Mitsubishi and the active project planning phase began.
FieldCore team closely cooperated with the GE Americas team and succeeded in planning the outage in less than 30 days. Immediately following the planning stage, execution began with a scope of performing a high-pressure diaphragm replacement and valve inspection. Despite that fact that same week the first cases of COVID-19 emerged in Chile, disrupting many aspects of Chilean life, the team continued the execution of the project with additional safety protocols in place to protect our employees and customer personnel. The 50-member team stayed focused on the job at hand by doing double shifts, six days a week, throughout the outage.
The result was a project completed on schedule in just 23 days. Additionally, AES gave the team high satisfaction scores on EHS and quality, as well as 5/5 on customer satisfaction. This World-C-class execution gave a boost to the future cooperation of the Latin America team and AES. There are already discussions underway for new projects at all their sites in Chile, where the FieldCore team will play a major role in servicing the AES fleet.
Congratulations to the team for delivering the world-class results AES needed despite the challenges COVID-19 brought during the most crucial period of the project. This job shows that our Core Values of Safety, Integrity and Quality will guide us through any challenge.
Special thanks to the entire team for playing a critical role in the success of this outage.
𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥.