The Salto Grande Hydroelectric Complex, situated in the middle of the area called Ayuí, upstream from cities of Concordia in Argentina and Salto in Uruguay The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd (TWPL) and its Latin American partners Levin Global, have been awarded a contract to deliver an asset management ISO 55001 assessment and prioritised roadmap, for Salto Grande’s hydro generation and transmission power businesses across Argentina and Brazil. Salto Grande is a bi-national organisation created by the Argentine Republic and the Eastern Republic of Uruguay. They produce and supply electricity through the use of the Uruguay River and effectively manage the Salto Grande hydroelectric complex, whilst at the same time preserving the environment, contributing to the socioeconomic development and integration of Argentina and Uruguay Gabriel Sardi, Gerente de Ingeniería y Planeamiento, Salto Grande commented: ‘We have a diverse asset portfolio, so choosing the right team who have a depth of asset management knowledge and decades of experience, to help us implement improvements across our hydro generation and transmission businesses, is key to the project’s success.’ The Salto Grande hydroelectric complex is situated in the middle of the area called Ayuí, upstream from the cities of Concordia in Argentina and Salto in Uruguay. It was built in an area of rapids and rocky slopes, in the middle of the Uruguay River, taking advantage of a natural slope called Salto Grande, for hydroelectric generation. The Uruguay River is one of the most important in Latin America, whose course is shared by Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The river starts in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, in the Serra Geral, at the confluence of...
From left to right Neil Johnston, Interconnector Support Engineer, Mutual Energy, TWPL’s Principal Consultants, Gabriel Kirwan and Peter Jay, and Pamela Colgan, Gas Asset Engineer, Mutual Energy The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd (TWPL) is delighted to win a contract with Mutual Energy Limited (MEL) to provide an asset management maturity and ISO 55001 compliance assessment. MEL was formed as a mutual organisation in 2005, to develop and operate energy infrastructure for the long-term interests of all energy customers in Northern Ireland. In particular, this includes ownership and operation of Northern Ireland’s energy links with Great Britain. Having no shareholders, any financial surpluses are assigned for the benefit of Northern Ireland customers. This, combined with long term secure finance, has allowed the company to manage major energy assets at a very low cost. Sam Gibson, MEL Moyle Interconnector Operations Manager, commented: ‘We have chosen TWPL because of their depth of asset management knowledge and worldwide experience, and will be able to support our intention to go beyond ISO 55001 and towards asset management excellence.’ The project involves an asset management assessment and gap analysis, against the requirements of the ISO 55001:2014 standard for good practices. TWPL’s widely proven approach for such assessments is wholly aligned to The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) methodology. However, it also uniquely incorporates a structured identification of potential business improvements, which go beyond the ISO 55001 level to exploit context-specific opportunities and demonstrate leading-edge performance. The project will also involve leadership and support for developing and implementing the management systems and the full landscape of asset management capability, as covered by The Global Forum for Maintenance...
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