Wood Group GTS awarded multi-million dollar Centaur to Taurus turbine upgrade and long-term maintenance contract

Sep 12, 2013, 07:00 ET from Wood Group GTS

HOUSTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has completed an equipment upgrade and has been awarded a five-year term service agreement (LTSA) to maintain a Solar® Taurus™ 60 gas turbine to be used for power generation at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

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Wood Group GTS upgraded Rady Children's power plant, replacing the existing Centaur® 40 gas turbine with a more powerful Taurus 60 model and upgrading the control and fuel systems and other ancillary equipment, helping to ensure Rady Children's has reliable, uninterrupted power.  The LTSA encompasses scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, monitoring and diagnostic services, and supply of parts.

"We are pleased to provide Rady Children's with this full suite of services, from the initial pre-project planning and controls modifications to installation and aftercare, improving the hospital's power generation capacity and efficiency," said Iain Murray, president of Oil, Gas and Industrial services for Wood Group GTS. "With over 25 years of experience in supporting owners and operators of Solar gas turbine equipment, we have the capability to offer a complete scope, alternative-service choice and look forward to servicing this newly installed unit."

"Wood Group puts the customer first, and we are very proud to team-up with this well-recognized group. They offer exceptional customer service and a quick response to all our needs," said Brian Cunningham, director, Plant Operations & Maintenance, at Rady Children's."

Note to Editors

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

Rady Children's Hospital is a 475-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive paediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children's is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to paediatric healthcare and is the region's only designated paediatric trauma center. In June 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children's among the best children's hospitals in the nation in all ten paediatric specialties the magazine surveyed.  For more information, visit www.rchsd.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and YouTube.

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