Heysham was first supplied by PILGRIM INTERNATIONAL LTD in the 1990’s recognizing the advantages of PILGRIMS Radial Fit bolt and Clamp bolt technologies to remove uncertainty when splitting of the steam turbine couplings.
In the fall of 2019 EDF’s Turbine Support Group saw PILGRIM’s “Are You Outage Ready?” campaign and showed interested to see how this could support their business reduce unplanned costs.
PILGRIM has recognised the need and advantages for customers to be confident in their bolting installation equipment, ensuring its ready for use when called upon. PILGRIM designed a UK campaign called “Are You Outage Ready” to support Power Stations by offering free of charge inspections of the Bolt Tensioning Kits and pumps. If required PILGRIM would refurbish, replace and calibrate and re-package original tools.
EDF decided to get 4 BTKs and 2 pumps overhauled.