National Grid and RWG sign contract for Industrial Avon gas generator overhaul

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RWG has recently been awarded a new contract for Industrial Avon gas generator overhaul following a recent National Grid Sourcing Event. Tendered under the five-year ‘Framework Agreement’ established between RWG and National Grid in 2012, the scope of this award is for immediate inspection and overhaul of two Industrial Avon gas generators, as well as field service, on-site inspection, commissioning and troubleshooting services.


National Grid has a fleet of Siemens aero-derivative industrial gas generators including 30 Industrial Avon and 13 Industrial RB211 engines. This equipment, located at transmission stations across the UK, provides essential mechanical drive capacity to ensure the energy needs of industrial, commercial and domestic users is met.

Mark Forsyth, RWG’s Industrial & Marine Business Director said, “We value the trust National Grid has placed in RWG to support these critical assets, including both their Industrial Avon and RB211 gas generators.” RWG maintains Siemens aeroderivative gas generators, and has completed over 1,800 Industrial Avon engine overhauls over the last 25 years. This experience and ‘in-house’ capability to perform over 1,500 repair schemes for the Industrial Avon ensures lower life cycle costs for operators of this equipment.