Our APM field personnel have a passion for their craft and prove they are experts by leading the way to successful job completion. They exemplify our values of safety and quality, and continue to prove why APM delivers craft labor solutions. We are proud to have such a strong force working for APM and applaud their dedication and determination to make our customers succeed. APM Canada has recently completed a project with such success at West Nipissing Power Generations – Sturgeon Falls, Ontario.
Gary Vanderloo, Service Manager for APM Canada informed us on how unique this job was and how Foreman/Welder Al Feeley and Millwright/Welder Tyler Huntused their skill to solve all of the unexpected challenges faced on this worksite, stating:
“Voith Power contacted us to see if we could supply manpower for this job as it was a very unusual scope (Hydro Turbine). The unit we worked on was installed I believe sometime in the 1950’s timeframe. Due to natural wear, the runner on the unit needed to be repaired numerous times and finally failed (photo attached). This is when we received the call to assist. Due to the age of this unit there were no spare parts to be found so new parts had to be fabricated and fit into the unit by Al Feeley and Tyler Hunt. I just received an email today on the unit startup advising they began spinning the unit and within 1 hour the unit was synchronized and producing power. The customer is very happy. This was a great team effort.”
Paul Kay, Voith Power Technical Advisor, was very impressed by the team’s performance and submitted the following comments:
“I want to take this opportunity to recognize the exceptional efforts of Al Feeley and Tyler Hunt at West Nipissing Power. During both visits in December and January, Al and Tyler brought forward creative ideas to solving the challenges of this unique repair, all while demonstrating a commitment to safety and quality of workmanship. Their experience, ingenuity and diligence in moving forward made the project a tremendous success for the customer. They truly went above and beyond our expectations. Please pass along our thanks and I look forward to another chance to work with them in the future.”
APM applauds this team who represent the professional skills and dedication of their craft. There is none better than our APM employees.
The pictures below demonstrate the problem before and the solution after the project.