HOUSTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has expanded its gas turbine service line and now offers maintenance, repair and overhaul for Solar® Mars® and Siemens® SGT 200 (Tornado) dry low emissions and SGT 100 (Typhoon) gas turbines. Wood Group GTS is the first independent service provider to offer aftermarket services for all three models, which are used primarily by the oil & gas industry.
Wood Group GTS has expanded its maintenance facilities in Houston and Aberdeen, UK, to accommodate the new turbines. In Houston, the engine test facility has been extended to include Solar Mars capability. In Aberdeen, the existing test cell was extended to incorporate SGT 200 dry low emissions (DLE) testing and new test capability is being added for the SGT 100 (Typhoon) engine line. These new test cells feature control systems designed by Wood Group GTS and enable the turbines to be tested at full operating load, helping to assure customers of performance excellence after the overhaul or repair.
In addition to its investment in the workshops, parts, repairs and procedures needed to overhaul these turbines, Wood Group GTS has invested in the development of its people, training the skilled technicians who will perform the work.
Wood Group GTS' expansion of its aftermarket services to these three engine lines increases the service options available to turbine fleet operators. The Solar Mars fleet comprises approximately 1,000 units, while the Siemens fleets encompass approximately 400 SGT 100 engines and approximately 50 SGT 200 DLE turbines. Previously, these engine lines were supported almost exclusively by the original equipment manufacturers.
Mark Dobler, president of Wood Group GTS, said: "As one of the world's leading independent providers of gas turbine repair and overhaul services, Wood Group GTS is delighted to add these three new engine lines to our portfolio. Through continued investment in both overhaul and test facilities, we are demonstrating our commitment to further support fleet owners and operators with choice when it comes to their gas turbine maintenance. We look forward to providing the operators of these fleets optimal lifecycle returns on their assets and solutions that increase availability and performance backed by full test capability."
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Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales, employing about 43,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses – Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide. www.woodgroup.com
Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment services and solutions for clients in the power and oil & gas markets. Worldwide, these services include power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; repair & overhaul, optimization and upgrades of gas and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.woodgroupgts.com
Wood Group GTS services the following gas turbines: Solar Mars, Saturn® 10, Centaur® 40, Centaur 50 and Taurus™ 60 gas turbines; Siemens TB500, TB 5400 and SGT 100 (Typhoon) and SGT 200 standard combustion gas turbines and the SGT 200 (Tornado) DLE turbine; Rolls-Royce® Avon®, RB 211 and Olympus® 501; GE® LM 2500® and LM6000® and Pratt & Whitney® GG4.
Video with caption: "Wood Group GTS is the world's leading independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul services for turbomachinery, including the Solar and Siemens sub-15 megawatt fleet. Service centers in Houston; Aberdeen, UK; and the Middle East support oil & gas and power operators in more than 100 countries." Video available at: http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/FX-DA69721-20130826-1.mp4
Image with caption: "Wood Group GTS technicians in Houston prepare to test an overhauled Solar Mars gas turbine. Wood Group GTS has expanded its gas turbine service line and now offers maintenance, repair and overhaul for Solar(r) Mars(r) (shown) and Siemens(r) SGT 200 (Tornado) dry low emissions and SGT 100 (Typhoon) gas turbines." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130827/MM69721-a
Image with caption: "Wood Group GTS has expanded its gas turbine service line and now offers maintenance, repair and overhaul for Solar(r) Mars(r) (shown) and Siemens(r) SGT 200 (Tornado) dry low emissions and SGT 100 (Typhoon) gas turbines. Wood Group GTS is the first independent service provider to offer aftermarket services for all three models, which are used primarily by the oil & gas industry." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130827/MM69721-b
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