Retrofit for Sharjah gensets

01 July 2008

The Gas Turbine Services division (GTS) of international energy services company, John Wood Group PLC (Wood Group), has been awarded a contract by Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (Sewa) to perform control system retrofits on two Pratt & Whitney FT4 gas turbine generator sets operated at the Layyah Power Station in Sharjah, UAE.

Valued at approximately $2.75 million, the contract will be fulfilled by GTS on a turnkey basis, integrating its control systems skills and expertise, together with its gas turbine package refurbishment capabilities.
Alex Dron, regional sales director, Middle East for GTS, said: “We are delighted to provide a solution to Sewa that will improve the reliability and availability of their generator sets, which is of critical importance since the units provide a black start facility in the event of a main generating grid failure.”
Al Waleed Khalid bin Khadem, director general of Sewa, said: “Wood Group’s long established track record supporting FT4 gas turbines, together with their proven control systems technical excellence, make them our ideal partner for this contract.”
Wood Group is an international energy services company with $4.4 billion sales, a total staff of 25,000 people worldwide and operations in 46 countries. The group has three businesses - Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil and gas, and power generation industries worldwide.
Wood Group Gas Turbine Services is a world-leading independent provider of integrated maintenance solutions, and repair and overhaul services for industrial gas turbines, used for power generation, compression and transmission in the oil and gas and power generation industries.

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