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Rapid recovery from catastrophic mechanical damage

Boston Generating Company faced one of its greatest challenges when a spectacular gas turbine unit failure threatened to keep the plant offline for 12-18 months. With each week of downtime costing the utility US$0.5m in lost revenue, a viable technical solution was needed fast.

This inspiring article from the second edition of Reason Magazine reveals how, working in partnership with FM Global, a replacement turbine component was air-freighted by an ex-Soviet military cargo plane, reducing the period from determination of loss to resumption of commercial availability to a mere 129 days.