Project Description

WHPacific designed the replacement of the prime power generation plant at Walakpa Gas Field south of Barrow. This is the primary source of natural gas for the village of Barrow. The on-site power plant provides power for well house heat, lights, and some telemetry to transmit information to the South Barrow Gas Field facility. This facility is unmanned except for brief but regular maintenance visits. A triple-redundant system was developed to provide a control system that rotates the primary generation between redundant generators in order to keep them all exercised and in good working order. The triple-redundant system will greatly increase reliability and turnkey operation.