Investigation at Kainji power station in Nigeria.

On behalf of Alstom Power, I have been to Kainji power station in Nigeria together with an old friend and collegue, Richard Bottrill (former Kvaerner Boving). We were both working in Kainji 2001/2002 when Alstom and GE Hydro refurbished unit #7, #8 and #11.

The mission this time was to investigate problems with unit #8 tripping due to high governor oil temperature. After some investigations and interviews with maintenance and operational personal, we managed to conclude the cause of the problem and suggest actions needed to be taken in order to solve the problem.