TransCanada’s new test facility in Canada to cater to GE LM6000 gas turbines

TransCanada Turbines (TCT) recently completed the construction and commissioning of a purpose-built test cell in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This latest investment provides the company with the capability for full load testing of the GE LM6000 gas turbine used for power generation applications. 

TCT, a joint venture between TransCanada Corporation and Wood Group GTS, provides maintenance service for operators of GE LM6000 series gas turbines and this new facility enables the company to provide incoming engine test, troubleshooting and diagnostic services for PA, PB, PC, PD and PF variants of the LM6000 gas turbine. 

Test cell design features, including quick release mechanisms for essential engine services, are expected to enhance the company's ability to respond to customer requirements. TCT is a licensed overhaul, repair and maintenance service provider for GE and Rolls-Royce aero-derivative industrial gas turbines.