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Wood Group GTS (GTS) has entered into a strategic alliance with Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS) to jointly service the GE Frame 7FA industrial gas turbine aftermarket. Under this alliance, GTS has secured an exclusive 10-year license for sale and distribution of PWPS combustion hardware, hot gas path components and high technology repair services.
The alliance brings together two leading service and technology companies with complementary capabilities, and in the future, it will enhance GTS' ability to support power plant owners and operators with long-term maintenance agreements.
This license enables GTS to further enhance its long-term service offering for 'F' technology machines, adding a comprehensive parts and repair solution to a portfolio including DLN combustion technology, remote monitoring and diagnostics, power augmentation, field service and technical support.
Peter Christman, President, Pratt & Whitney Power Systems said, "The 'F' technology market demands a comprehensive maintenance solution and through partnership with GTS we are able to meet this need. The combination of PWPS' engineering, new part manufacturing and repair technology and GTS' service experience and risk management strategies is a compelling proposition."
Mark Papworth, CEO Wood Group GTS observed, "Our partnership with PWPS brings together two established and complementary services companies, providing choice and enabling operators to select a maintenance solution that offers the best value for their business. This package provides a truly 'independent' and high quality solution for 'F' technology units to mitigate the technical and commercial risk of turbine operation."