Wood Group GTS has recently 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 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.
Wood Group GTS is said to be the first independent service provider to offer aftermarket services for all three models, which are used primarily by the oil & gas industry. 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.
The company's expansion of its aftermarket services to these three engine lines is expected to increase 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, "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."