Operations and maintenance
Identifying issues early, and finding workable strategies to overcome them, saves time and money in the future.
This is a very general truth, but it is particularly relevant to operating and maintaining hydropower assets. Time lost through breakdowns and forced outages can have significant commercial impacts, and deficiencies in operation and maintenance also pose serious safety and environmental risks.
Entura has ongoing first-hand, day-to-day experience in managing, operating and maintaining hydropower stations, and our specialists draw on this when working closely with clients to ensure effective ongoing management of their hydropower assets. We have assisted clients in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa to operate and maintain their hydropower assets, to minimise risks and maximise performance.
Whether that means fulfilling station management roles at power stations in Papua New Guinea, undertaking condition assessments and developing asset management plans in Queensland, or delivering customised hydropower operator training in Malaysia, we work with our clients to deliver the right solution to maximise the potential of their hydropower assets.
Entura can undertake due diligence reviews, upgrade and modernisation studies, performance monitoring, energy efficiency improvements, hydrological reviews and asset improvement programs.
Our experience across the entire lifecycle of hydropower assets gives us the ability to consider asset management during all phases of plant life, from planning to replacement and upgrade. Entura is able to transfer this knowledge to develop and optimise strategies and procedures for our clients.
Our hydropower specialists have proven performance in managing competing financial and technical demands on technically challenging projects with difficult site conditions and tight deadlines.
Our services include:
- plant condition monitoring, testing and inspection
- maintenance optimisation and integration services
- plant overhaul, upgrade and failure analysis
- training for operators and maintenance personnel
- flood studies and ongoing inflow and flood forecasting and monitoring.