In October the new unit G3 in Bayano was commissioned and synchronized to the grid. The Panamenian president attended the inauguration.
In July I went to La Miel in Colombia, a new hydro power plant to do dry test on turbine governors HPC640 on unit G1, G2 and G3.
In April I went to Bayano in Panama. It is a power plant one hour drive from Panama City owned by AES. I will be here for a longer period, preliminary until beginning of year 2004. I will be responsible for commissioning of the control system (ABB Freelance) including auxiliary systems, relay protections and turbine governors. In the project the consortium (Alstom Power and General Electric) will refurbish the existing units G1 and G2, and build a new unit G3.
In March the company form was chanhed to a private limited liability company (Ltd), with the formal name HydroCon Consulting AB, or in short HydroCon.
In February and March I was in Kainji, Nigeria, and did commissioning of turbine governors HPC640 of the refurbished units G7, G8 and G11.
In January I did a did a feasibility study for Jämtkraft. The plan to refurbish unit G2, G3 and G4 in Hissmoforsen. The aim of the study was to evaluate different possibilities concerning the electrical part of the turbine control.