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Successful outage at the Snetterton plant

10 Oct 2023

Yet another successful outage performed at the Snetterton Biomass plant!
This past September, the annual outage for our Snetterton plant was undertaken. The plant had been performing with a YTD availability above 96% and to secure similar high performance during the next years, a broad scope of works was included in this outage including more than 20,000 hours of work.
The BWSC O&M team held a “Contractor Safety Day” a month before the outage, during which the “1 Team, 1 Goal, 1 Standard” initiative – with focus on quality, teamwork and delivering a safe outage – was rolled out. Following the outage and thanks to the great teamwork of all members, we can happily announce that all objectives were achieved and the quality standards for the works met in a safe manner.
This outage involved a broad work scope, including: 
– Turbine gearbox replacement,
– Extensive preventative tube replacement within the boiler,
– Wet ash conveyor overhaul,
– Flues gas treatment plant overhaul, including catalyst super structure upgrades
Following the completion of the works, we received very positive feedback, that motivates us to want to do better. Here a few of our favourite:
– ‘Site wide everyone seemed to be working with a positive attitude and as one team’
-‘The pre-outage planning and time invested by the site prior definitely paid dividends. The 1 Team, 1 Goal, 1 Standard was definitely seen between working parties’
To learn more about the work we do, visit our O&M page found here.

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