GE, ADAT expand gas turbine repair facility
Abu Dhabi, March 14, 2010
GE and Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) has announced the expansion of its gas turbine repair facility in Abu Dhabi aimed at enhancing its levels of service and support for gas turbine operators throughout the region.
The investment in Gulf Turbine Services (GTS) underscores GE and ADAT’s commitment to help customers in the UAE and the region meet the growing demand for a sustainable supply of electricity.
GTS, the joint venture between GE and ADAT, has been offering a wide range of world-class gas turbine repair capabilities since 2001.
The latest expansion adds advanced technology repair equipment for B and E-class gas turbine blades, which are key components impacting the efficiency of the machines, marking the first time this service has been available in the region.
As part of the expansion, the size of the workforce at the repair service center has doubled to nearly 100 people.
“The expansion of the GTS facility supports our strategy to provide world-class turnaround times for our regional municipal, utility and industrial customers, including faster turnaround times on repair projects and faster delivery of repaired components,” said Ahmed Al Moosa, ADAT’s executive vice president for Industrial Business and chairman of GTS.
“It reflects our vision for continued leadership and success in the rapidly growing Middle Eastern and global maintenance, repair and overhaul sectors,” he remarked.
Key customers served by GTS include Dubai Aluminium Company (Dubal), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) and Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction (Adgas) in the UAE, with other major customers located in Qatar, Oman and Egypt.
While focusing on the Middle East region, GTS also serves customers in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.
“This latest investment in the GTS facility with our partner ADAT further expands our capabilities to provide quality repair services to meet the growing needs of our customers throughout the region,” said Joseph Anis, GE Energy’s president for the Middle East.
“It is a business strategy that reflects GE’s long-term commitment to invest in the region to support the Middle East’s growing energy demand with cleaner, smarter, more efficient solutions. By localizing our repair capabilities and ensuring they are located closer to our customers, we can more rapidly respond to their needs in any part of the UAE and throughout the region,” Anis added.
In addition to bucket repairs, the 4,200 square meter GTS facility, located in the Mussafah Industrial Area in Abu Dhabi, offers repairs for other gas turbine components including power nozzles, fuel nozzles, combustion liners, transition pieces and rotors.
The range of machines serviced by GTS includes GE Frame 9, 7, 6 and 5 heavy-duty gas turbines, he added.-TradeArabia News Service