Wood Group GTS creates center of excellence for heavy frame industrial gas turbine services

Mar 12, 2013, 08:00 ET from Wood Group GTS

ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has named its Duncan, S.C. facility as its center of excellence for heavy frame industrial gas turbine fuel nozzle and combustor repairs, including standard and Dry Low NOx (DLN) systems. The decision to consolidate heavy frame activities in Duncan follows an operational review of Wood Group GTS' Duncan and East Windsor, Conn. service centers. After the consolidation, the East Windsor facility will focus on repair services for aero, aero-derivative, light industrial and military gas turbine fuel nozzles, accessories and components.

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The Duncan combustion technology team has been responsible for the creation of 35 combustion-related patents and has considerable expertise in the manufacture and repair of combustion turbine hardware, including DLN systems. Consolidation of heavy frame service at this location will enable customers to benefit from the combined service experience of Wood Group GTS, gained through overhaul of over 170 sets of GE Frame 7FA and over 50 sets of GE 7EA fuel nozzles.

John Battaglioli, director of technology at Wood Group GTS said, "The Duncan facility manufactures and repairs hot gas path parts and offers patented technology such as the ECOMAX®  automated combustion tuning system. Our deep technical knowledge and comprehensive suite of maintenance services enhances efficiency and lowers life cycle costs for our customers who operate industrial gas turbines."

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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, optimisation and upgrade of gas, wind and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.woodgroupgts.com

Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales, employing around 43,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries.  The Group has three businesses – 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.