Milestone completed at state-of-the-art turbine repair facility in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S), wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, announced today that it has delivered the first full life overhaul 50,000 hour service on a Siemens Industrial Trent gas (SGT-A65TR) turbine. This announcement marks the very first completion of this type of service, and establishes TS&S as a world-renowned center for skilled turbine repair services in the UAE and broader Middle East region.
TS&S was accredited last year as the first independently owned, specialized and independent MRO provider with the capability to support both the Industrial Trent WLE and DLE variants for Siemens, becoming the first non-OEM Trent MRO provider globally with this capability.
Siemens and TS&S have cultivated strong ties, since establishing a partnership in 2007 to build the full life overhaul capability on the Industrial Trent gas turbine. TS&S achieved this milestone with the help of Siemens skilled engineers and technical support and training teams, headquartered in Warwick, UK, over the last 12 months. Following the training program, TS&S engineers and technicians are now qualified to perform independently for future repair and overhaul services.
Abdullah Al Shadid, Chairman of TS&S, commented: “This operational milestone is one to celebrate. Due to its established partnership with Siemens and other OEMs, TS&S has become a world-class player, as well as a home-grown champion for the burgeoning MRO industry in the region. TS&S continues to strengthen its strategic offering as it emerges as a reliable partner to industry players operating within a geography that contains many oil and gas, and industrial businesses.”
John Panton, Capability Project Manager, Siemens, commented: “We are pleased that TS&S with support from Siemens have completed their first industrial Trent full-life engine overhaul. The teamwork and collaboration involved with the successful completion of this key milestone capability for the region was substantial ultimately resulting in improved global service network coverage. It will be significant in terms of supporting and developing the Siemens AGT and TS&S businesses. This is a platform on- which we can move forward, delivering a world-class service to our customers.”
As the energy market continue to expand in response to global industrialization and emerging markets, customers are increasingly demanding co-located facilities that offer flexibility and quality to minimize repair and overhaul lead times.
The Siemens Industrial Trent (SGT-A65TR) is one of the most advanced aero-derivative gas turbine available today for the oil and gas and power generation industries, delivering up to 65MW of electric power in simple cycle service.