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Wood Group Gas Turbine Services (GTS) Wood Group Light Industrial Turbines
Mark Papworth has joined GTS as Chief Operating Joining Wood Group Light Industrial Turbines as Vice
Officer for the Eastern Hemisphere, bringing more President Sales for the Americas is Lloyd Grier, based
than 15 years senior management experience in the in Houston, Texas, USA. Lloyd has extensive THE INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER OF WOOD GROUP GAS TURBINE SERVICES APRIL 2005
industrial gas turbine sector to the role, gained at experience in the gas turbine industry, having
major gas turbine manufacturers in both the UK and previously held the position of Vice President of Sales
US. Mark will be based in the GTS offices in at Calgary-based TransCanada Turbines, a joint venture
Aberdeen, Scotland, with responsibility for the between Wood Group and TransCanada Pipelines.
worldwide operations of Rolls Wood Group, Wood lloyd.grier@woodgroup.com
Group Light Industrial Turbines and Wood Group
Accessories and Components, and the Eastern New Managing Director of Wood Group Light Industrial
Hemisphere activities of Wood Group Heavy Turbines Ltd in Aberdeen, Scotland is John Little.
Industrial Turbines. Prior to joining the company, John was General
mark.papworth@woodgroup.com Manager of Sulzer Wood Ltd, also part of Wood
(See interview on page 11) Group’s Light Industrial Turbines business.
New Director, Sales Support for GTS in the Americas
is Gordon Gorrie, based in Houston, Texas, USA.
Gordon has been with GTS for 12 years, having
previously held various senior sales and Wood Group Accessories and Components
management roles within the company’s light
industrial turbines business in both the UK and US. Gary Powell has been appointed Account Manager for
In his new role, Gordon will focus on the continued Wood Group Gas Turbine Services’ Accessories and
development of GTS’ Americas Sales Coordination Components (A&C) business. Gary is responsible for
Initiative (ASCI), including implementing CRM sales and marketing of A&C’s aeroderivative gas
solutions, interfacing between customers and GTS US turbine accessory and fuel nozzle repair and overhaul
business unit sales teams, and providing sales and activities to the European market.
marketing support. gary.powell@woodgroup.com

Wood Group Integrated Plant Solutions

Wood Group and
Wood Group Power Technology Centre
Jimmy Lawen has been promoted to Vice President,
Elliott Company
Mark Celusniak has been appointed Executive Vice
President/General Manager for Wood Group Power
Operations for Wood Group Integrated Plant Solutions
(WG IPS), with responsibility for supporting the
alliance now
Technology Center, Inc. in East Windsor,
Connecticut, USA, part of Wood Group’s Heavy
company’s origination and sales efforts, as well as
optimising long term major maintenance contract
Industrial Turbines (WGHIT) Americas business.
Mark brings more than 25 years experience in gas
work. Additionally, he will work directly with the
parts, repairs, generator services and field services
see pages 6 & 7
turbine related manufacturing and repair to Wood teams throughout the rest of the Wood Group Gas Generator rewind success
Group, gained at organizations inlcuding Dowty Turbine Services business to better serve customers in El Salvador
Aerospace, Teledyne Technologies and Precision through the delivery of integrated term contracts. (Pictured: Wood Group Generator Services’
Cast Parts. Jimmy was previously Director, Commercial Support for specialist generator/motor workshop with
mark.celusniak@woodgroup.com WGIPS, and is based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. high-speed balance facility)
james.lawen@woodgroup.com see page 8
Joining the sales team for Wood Group Power
Technology Center in Connecticut, USA, as Area Sales New Operations Manager at WG IPS is Don Schmidt, Wood Group wins 12 year gas turbine
Manager for the Gulf Coast/Midwest USA region is who takes on immediate responsibility for the maintenance conract in Brazil
Robert Gentile. Robert is responsible for selling the company’s contract with Termonorte Energia Ltda in see page 3
complete range of WGHIT gas and steam turbine Brazil (see story about this contract on page 3). Don
services, focusing particularly on component and rotor will be working closely with GTS’ parts, repair, Wood Group opens new gas turbine
repairs, and new and reconditioned gas turbine generator services and field services teams to ensure service facilities in Dubai
components. Robert, who will be based in Houston, the success of the contract, and the delivery of the see page 9
Texas, USA, has previously worked for Utica highest levels of customer service. Don brings to WG
Corporation, Natolehyge Turbine Enterprises, and most IPS a strong background in plant operations and
recently, one of the smaller independent repair maintenance, and will be located at the WG IPS
facilities in Houston.
offices in Franklin, Tennessee, USA.
Pull out and keep the Quick Reference Guide to Wood Group
Gas Turbine Services included in this issue see centre pages

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Contact Positive start to

Refer to our Quick Reference Guide in the
centre pages of this issue to find full details of
Wood Group Gas Turbine Services’ capabilities,
the year for GTS:
New alliance, contract
services and key contacts.

You can also address queries to:

WGLIT Ltd supports Siemens TA, TB (pictured), TD and Tornado gas turbines.
Wood Group Gas Turbine Services
successes, and enhanced
Long-term contract win in Oman
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 797143
Fax: +44 (0) 1224 729045
E-mail: gts@woodgroup.com
managemement team
Or visit the Gas Turbine Services section at:
Welcome to the first Gas Tribune of 2005, for Light Industrial Tubines business
Wood Group Gas Turbine Services’ (GTS)
newsletter for operators of gas turbines ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND BASED WOOD GROUP maintenance and overhaul work, which will PDO is Oman’s premier hydrocarbon
Meet Wood and other high-speed rotating equipment
around the world.
Light Industrial Turbines Ltd (WGLIT Ltd)
has won a four year contract with Petroleum
be performed at PDO’s coastal workshop in
Muscat and other inland locations.
exploration and production company.
WGLIT Ltd provides comprehensive
Development Oman (PDO) to supply David McKendrick, WGLIT Ltd Business maintenance, repair and overhaul services for
Group specialist operations and maintenance support
for the client’s fleet of 31 Siemens TB5000
and TA1750 gas turbines, which drive critical
Development Manager, said, “We have
worked with PDO successfully in the past,
through our local partners in Oman, M/s AH
Siemens TA, TB, TD and Tornado gas
turbines operated in the global oil & gas
and power generation markets.
During recent months, Wood Group Gas Turbine EACH ISSUE OF GAS TRIBUNE BRINGS YOU THE This contract, valued at $2.9 million per year, compressors and booster pumps. Rawahi & Partners. We look forward to
Services has exhibited at some of the power latest news and developments at GTS and its involves the provision of packaged WGLIT Ltd field engineers will be present building on our relationship through the For further information contact
industry’s major trade shows, which give us the businesses, and this issue is no different. maintenance services for three General in Oman as required to supervise the fulfilment of this new long term contract.” david.mckendrick@woodgroup.com
ideal opportunity to meet our existing valued The centre pages focus on one of our most Electric Frame 7EA gas turbines operated at a
customers and introduce our maintenance notable developments of recent months - power station in Porto Velho in the Brazilian
capabilities to potential new clients. You may
have met our team at Power-Gen International
in Orlando towards the end of 2004, or more
our alliance with Elliott Company, which
enables us to deliver enhanced services to
operators of rotating equipment across the
state of Rondônia.
We also introduce a new face at GTS in
this issue. I am delighted to announce the
Wood Group wins 12 year
recently at Power-Gen India in February 2005.

You can see Wood Group Gas Turbine Services at

US through merging our core competencies
and collaborating on our sales activities.
The alliance will be of huge benefit to our
appointment of Mark Papworth as chief
operating officer for our Eastern Hemisphere
operations. Mark has a wealth of senior
gas turbine maintenance
the following events over the coming months:

• Electric Power 2005, 5-7 April, Chicago,

mutual customers, since it allows us to offer
them a more complete and cost-effective
service in one seamless transaction.
management experience in the industrial gas
turbine sector gained at major gas turbine
manufacturers in both the UK and US, and
contract in Brazil
Booth 801 Another key development, highlighted on you can find out more in the interview with
page 3, is the award to our Wood Group Mark on page 11. WOOD GROUP INTEGRATED PLANT SOLUTIONS of a significantly growing number of similar WG IPS operations manager, Don Schmidt (far left) with the
• Power-Gen Europe 2005, 28-30 June, Milan, Integrated Plant Solutions business in the US Finally, make sure you pull out and keep the (WG IPS) has been awarded a long term gas long-term packaged maintenance contracts in Termonorte team.
Booth 15/L16 of a 12 year gas turbine maintenance contract Quick Reference Guide to GTS located within turbine maintenance contract in Brazil by other regions of the world. Wood Group will
from Termonorte Energia Ltda in Brazil, the centre pages of this issue, which details our Termonorte Energia Ltda, which is partially continue to work with value-conscious ‘We are delighted to have won
• Coal-Gen 2005, 15-17 August, San Antonio, which is partially owned by El Paso Energy. global facilities and contacts, organisational owned by El Paso Energy. The contract, customers to provide these types of services.”
Texas, Booth 112 structure, and a listing of the services we can worth $2.9 million per year, is scheduled to The contract involves the provision of this long term maintenance
provide to support your gas turbine and begin immediately, with the work spread over packaged maintenance services, covering contract which represents our
Why not stop by the Wood Group booth and ‘The alliance will be a huge rotating equipment maintenance programmes. its 12 year duration. component repair, spare parts supply and onsite
continued focus on bringing
find out how our services can benefit your I hope you find this issue of Gas Tribune “We are delighted to have won this long term services, for three General Electric Frame 7EA
maintenance programmes, or e-mail
benefit to our mutual interesting and informative, and look forward maintenance contract which represents our gas turbines operated at a power station in the flexible, value-added term
gts@woodgroup.com to pre-arrange a customers, since it allows us to updating you further in the next one. continued focus on bringing flexible, value-added town of Porto Velho in the Brazilian state solutions to the gas turbine
meeting with our team during a show. to offer them a more complete term solutions to the gas turbine industry,” said of Rondônia.
Allister Langlands, Chief Executive, Mitch Robinson, President of WG IPS, which is industry.’
and cost-effective service in Wood Group Gas Turbine Services part of Wood Group Gas Turbine Services. “This For further information contact Mitch Robinson, WG IPS President
one seamless transaction.’ contract follows our successful implementation mitch.robinson@woodgroup.com



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Approvals hat Rolls Wood Group signs two
trick for new 501K service contracts
Accessories and
in Poland and the UK
Three leading Original
Equipment Manufacturers
have recently granted MRO
licensee and distribution
rights to Wood Group Gas
Turbine Services’ Accessories
and Components business
In November 2004, A&C became an authorised
repair source for Auxitrol Temperature Sensor
products, which are manufactured by Esterline Rolls Wood Group will maintain two Rolls-Royce 501KB7S gas turbine packages at Energobaltic’s Wladyslawowo facility.
Sensors Group, a leading manufacturer of
Wood Group Power Operations will be responsible for the operation of Kings River Conservation District’s power station in Fresno, California. temperature and pressure devices. This approval
initially covers T495 exhaust gas temperature ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND-BASED ROLLS WOOD
harnesses used in CFM aircraft engines. Group (Repair & Overhauls) Ltd (RWG), a

Wood Group wins $19.5 million Woodward Governor, a leading manufacturer

of industrial turbine control systems, components,
valves and actuators, made A&C an authorised
joint venture company between Wood Group
and Rolls-Royce plc, has signed a six year
agreement with Polish company, Energobaltic,
‘From the outset we found
long-term O&M contract in California service centre for Woodward industrial gas
turbine accessory products in December 2004.
As a licensee, A&C will repair a range of
Woodward products used on General Electric,
to maintain the customer’s two Rolls-Royce
501KB7S gas turbines packages used for CHP
(combined heat and power) applications at
the EC Wladyslawowo onshore gas terminal
Rolls Wood Group to be a
competent and trustworthy
Wood Group Power Operations, Inc. (WGPO) has been awarded a long term, $19.5 million Rolls-Royce and other makes of gas turbines. and district heating facility. Signed at the end supplier, and we work well
Most recently, in January 2005 Wood Group of January 2005, this long term contract covers with them due to their
power plant services contract with Kings River Conservation District (KRCD) at the customer’s Fuel Systems, Inc., part of A&C, and Swiss all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance
simple-cycle peaking power station in Fresno, California. company DUAP AG, signed an agreement to for the two packages. flexibility and customer focus.’
jointly serve the diesel fuel injection markets in Mr Lech Kownacki, President of Energobaltic, Mr Lech Kownacki, Energobaltic President
North America, Canada and Mexico. Under the said, “From the outset we found Rolls Wood
UNDER THE CONTRACT, WHICH COMBINES performance goals with our core capabilities.” third party power generation O&M market. agreement, WGFS will sell DUAP-manufactured Group to be a competent and trustworthy resort located 60km north of Gdansk.
both routine operations and maintenance Jack Sinor, assistant general manager for WGPO provides O&M services, fuel injection systems and components, such as supplier, and we work well with them due to RWG has also signed a contract with
(O&M) and major maintenance, WGPO KRCD, said, “WGPO demonstrated technical advisory services and integrated nozzles, plunger and barrels and pump elements, their flexibility and customer focus.” Aberdeen- based Petrofac to provide ad-hoc
will provide mobilisation, start-up assistance, throughout the entire contracting process plant maintenance solutions to the global for diesel engines operated in the marine, Craig Banks, RWG Commercial and services on Rolls-Royce 501KC and KB
continued plant O&M services and scheduled that their O&M services were uniquely energy market, including power generation traction, gas compression and power Business Development Manager, who headed engines operated at Tullow Oil facilities in
major maintenance services for two LM6000 different to those of other service providers. and thermal production facilities, cogeneration generation industries. negotiations for the contract, said, “We are Bacton, England. The contract’s scope covers
gas turbines and generators in operation at They were able to bring solutions for O&M, plants and district energy centers. KRCD is a Jon Angus, Managing Director of A&C’s developing an excellent working relationship activities including field service,
the Fresno site. inventory management and major maintenance leading resource management agency for the global operations, said, “These three important with Energobaltic, and see this contract as a troubleshooting and parts supply, but may
Frank Avery, President of WGPO, which together in a complete offering and on a very Kings River region serving agriculture, developments will provide Wood Group customers milestone for us, since it involves us also include engine repair and overhaul in the
is part of Wood Group Gas Turbine Services, competitive basis. In the end, the value business and residential communities within with services fully supported by the product delivering on an advanced contract model future. This latest award of work from
said, “KRCD is another example of the value offered was more than we have seen in the 1.2 million acres spanning portions of OEM, and with the individualised service that is in a new territory.” Petrofac complements existing contracts that
proposition that WGPO can offer. Through industry from other providers.” Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties in the hallmark of Wood Group’s reputation.” The gas turbine packages are two of the most RWG already has in place with the company
leveraging of the broader capabilities within The KRCD project is the latest addition to California, USA. advanced 501K units in service today, and on other Rolls-Royce engine types.
Wood Group Gas Turbine Services, we can the WGPO portfolio of contract successes, For further information contact perform the critical role of supplying hot water
create a flexible, value added solution for power and represents the company’s commitment to For further information contact jon.angus@woodgroup.com for home and commercial building heating to For further information contact
plant management that aligns the client’s bringing a uniquely different solution to the frank.avery@woodgroup.com the town of Wladyslawowo, a Baltic Sea coastal cbanks@rwgroup.com



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Wood Group and Elliott

Company alliance is
In the November 2004 issue of Gas Tribune, it was announced that Wood
Group’s US Heavy Industrial Turbines business (WGHIT) and Elliott Company had
signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form an alliance that, in short,
would capitalise on the collective strengths of both organisations to deliver
enhanced services for operators of rotating equipment in the US.
Bob Koch, Alliance
program manager

BOTH PARTIES ARE NOW PLEASED TO REPORT ‘The crucial point to make is that no matter what type of rotating
that a formal business agreement has been equipment an operator has, and no matter where it is based,
executed and the alliance is now operational.
Headquartered in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, thanks to this new alliance, there will be a local Elliott or WGHIT
USA, with repair and service offices facility ready to provide the support that is required to keep
throughout North America, Elliott Company customers’ downtime to a minimum...’
designs, manufactures and provides services
for its own line of process compressors and
mechanical drive steam turbines, as well as advanced technology component repair, supply Service, Inc. and HIT Services, LP.”
units built by other manufacturers. Operating of new, refurbished and APM® (Advanced “Another benefit is the establishment of An Elliott steam turbine during overhal at Elliott’s Jeannette, Pennsylvania facility.
from facilities across the US, WGHIT provides Parts Manufacture) spare parts and rotor repair. centers of excellence for specific types of
independent integrated maintenance services Bob Koch, Elliott’s former field service rotating equipment, so that operators are
to operators of gas turbines, steam turbines, manager and now the newly-appointed assured support that is focused on their when required, while maintaining the same
electrical generators and other rotating Alliance program manager, discusses the scope equipment’s individual service requirements, high level of quality standards our customers
equipment, covering all aspects of support of the alliance and the benefits to be gained performed by personnel highly trained on, have come to expect.”
such as outage management, field service, by customers: and dedicated to, that particular type of “The crucial point to make is that no
“The beauty of this agreement is that, equipment. For example, Elliott is to matter what type of rotating equipment an
together, Elliott and WGHIT can offer a more become the primary provider of shop related operator has, and no matter where it is
complete and cost-effective scope of service to services for compressors and process related based, thanks to this new alliance, there will
our mutual customers in one seamless steam turbines, covering both Elliott be a local Elliott or WGHIT facility ready to
transaction. The fusion of both companies’ nameplate and non-Elliott nameplate provide the support that is required to keep
network of rotating equipment repair facilities, equipment. And the WGHIT facilities will customers’ downtime to a minimum, whether
with WGHIT’s strong field service presence specialise in servicing gas turbine for a single job or as part of a long term
throughout the United States, will enable the components and rotors. rotating equipment maintenance contract.”
provision of first class service excellence to our “Furthermore, it is likely that Elliott
combined customer base.” authorisations will be granted to the For further information to find out more about
“The alliance offers many customer benefits, WGHIT facilities, and vice versa, making a this alliance, contact
and one such benefit relates to field service. win-win situation for customers. They will Bob Koch, Alliance program manager, who is
WGHIT will become Elliott’s exclusive provider have the assurance that their equipment is in based at the Elliott Company offices in
of field service for rotating equipment in the the capable hands of staff focused on, and Jeannette, Pennsylvania
US, giving existing Elliott customers immediate supported by, resources dedicated to a
and direct access to the wealth of experience specific type of equipment. But at the same Tel: +1 (724) 600 8022
and expertise of WGHIT’s specialist field time, the authorisations will ensure that both e-mail: rkoch@elliott-turbo.com
An Elliott cracked gas compressor train installed at a service businesses, namely Thomason Elliott and WGHIT facilities may be An Elliott cracked gas compressor train being packaged at Elliott’s Jeanette, Pennsylvania facility.
Canadian ethylene plant.
Mechanical Corporation, Lovegreen Turbine utilised to repair other types of equipment



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Turbine Services
adds to outage
track record Lovegreen overhauled this Frame 5 gas turbine at Xcel Energy’s Granite City plant.

Three US turbine operators have recently benefited be identified and performed without having to Wheaton facility. All repairs and reassembly
from the experience and expertise of gas and extend the project timescale. were finalised on schedule.
steam turbine services specialist, Lovegreen Turbine
Services, Inc. (LTS). Shawn Cotter, Vice President Client: Wisconsin Public Power, Inc. Location: Granite City, St. Cloud, Minnesota
of LTS, which is part of Wood Group Gas Turbine Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Services, outlines below the company’s latest SC comments: We visited the Granite City site
outage successes: SC comments: We carried out a ‘C’ inspection originally to inspect a diffuser on a General
on an ABB Type 11N gas turbine. This involved Electric Frame 5 gas turbine. On inspection,
Client: Entergy Corporation complete disassembly of the unit and installation we identified that the diffuser needed to be
Location: Sabine Generating Station, of new internal components. This outage was replaced, and that in fact a full hot gas path
near Bridge City, Texas completed under budget and on time, like similar inspection was required. The client called on
inspections LTS performed in early 2004 on three LTS to support the entire process, including Wood Group’s new gas turbine test facility in Dubai.
SC comments: We were delighted to complete other 11N units at the same site. uncovering the rotor, removing the blading,
this job, which involved the inspection of a
530MW General Electric steam turbine, ahead
of schedule, thanks to our induction heating
machines. This is tooling specially designed for
Client: Xcel Energy
Location: Wheaton, Wisconsin
installing a new diffuser, reinstalling the
blading, installing new flexi-seals, aligning
the unit and assisting with startup.
Wood Group opens new gas
use in the overhaul of large steam turbines, and
enabled LTS millwrights to disassemble the unit
more quickly, allowing for unforeseen repairs to
SC comments: We undertook a hot gas path
inspection on one of four General Electric
Frame 7B gas turbines operated at Xcel’s
For further information contact
turbine service facilities in Dubai
On 19th February 2005, two new additions to Wood Group Engineering Services (Middle East) Ltd’s
(WGES) existing facilities in Jebel Ali, Dubai were officially opened by His Excellency Mirza Al Sayegh,

Successful generator rewind completed for Secretary to Sheikh Hamdam Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.


test cell, the first of its kind in the region for
testing Solar Centaur® 40 and Mars® 90 &
‘We can now offer local customers with solar engines a complete
overhaul, as well as full testing, resulting in a much quicker and
100 engines, plus a new dedicated rotating efficient turnaround.’
equipment facility. Steve Hawley, WGES general manager
WOOD GROUP GENERATOR SERVICES, INC. stator rewind, which involved installing 120 “We can now offer local customers with Solar
(WGGS), of Farmington, New Mexico, USA new Roebel bars manufactured by our High engines a complete package refurbishment or is part of Wood Group Gas Turbine Services’
has recently completed the overhaul of a 37MW Voltage Coil Division.” a single engine overhaul, as well as full testing, Light Industrial Turbines business, which
Mitsubishi steam turbine generator operated at “Following final balancing and electrical resulting in a much quicker and efficient provides maintenance, repair and overhaul
the Ahuachapan Geothermal Plant on Nuevo testing, the rotor was returned to El Salvador, turnaround,” said Steve Hawley, WGES solutions for Siemens (Ruston) TA, TB, TD
San Salvador, El Salvador. reinstated in the stator and readied for startup. general manager. “We set up the dedicated and Tornado, and Solar Saturn®, Centaur® 40
WGGS VP Operations, David Branton, WGGS’ Devinder Singh, Chief Engineer, specialised rotating equipment facility, which and Mars® 90 & 100 gas turbines, as well as a
said, “One of our engineers made the journey Larry Baca, Field Service Supervisor, and incorporates state of the art repair technologies, wide range of other high-speed rotating
to El Salvador back in March 2004 to inspect Jody Robinson, Field Technician, were on to offer clients a complete in-house repair, equipment, including pumps and compressors,
and test the generator, and determined that a site for final testing and commissioning of the overhaul and test service for high-speed operated in the oil & gas and power
full rewind of the stator and rotor was required. unit, which took place in December 2004. rotating equipment.” generation markets.
The 30,800lb rotor was removed from the During 2005, we hope to perform a similar WGES also provides local service solutions
generator in August 2004 and shipped to refurbishment on a second unit at the for operators of Siemens (Ruston) gas turbines, Saturn®, Centaur® and Mars® are registered
our Farmington facility for stripping and Ahuachapan Geothermal Plant.” plus field service covering a wide range of trademarks of Solar Turbines, Inc.
subsequent installation of new copper windings. routine on-site maintenance activities associated
While the rotor was being rewound in with rotating equipment, including predictive
Farmington, six WGGS winder/millwrights For further information contact and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, For further information contact Mirza Al Sayegh officially opened the new Wood Group
were in Nuevo San Salvador to perform the david.branton@woodgroup.com New copper winding installation by WGGS winder, Jeremiah Bagay. installation and commissioning. The company steve.hawley@woodgroup.com facilities in Dubai.



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Turbine Control Services business

goes from strength to strength TransCanada Turbines’s new facility in Airdrie,
Alberta, dedicated to servicing GE gas turbines.

The TCS, Promec and TGN teams at

the San Jeronimo facility.
TCS completed a steam turbine control system retrofit at
this Trash to Energy facility in Islip, New York, USA.
Transcanada Turbines continues to expand
IN OCTOBER 2004, TRANSCANADA TURBINES 7,800 sq ft of cold storage and 8,000 sq ft of capabilities, dedicated to the overhaul and
Ltd (TCT), an OEM authorised repair and office space. Since then, the company has also maintenance of GE LM2500, LM2500+ and
overhaul service provider for GE and Rolls-Royce relocated its sales department and IT support LM6000 gas turbines. The original TCT plant
industrial aero-derivative gas turbines, personnel to the new location. in Calgary is now the exclusive home of our
relocated its GE product line from its main Pete Watson, President of TCT, explained, Rolls-Royce repair and overhaul business, which
Calgary depot to a facility in nearby Airdrie, “This relocation enables us to accommodate the focuses on Avon, RB211 and Spey engines.”
Alberta. The move transferred more than 30 additional capacity we need for our continuously
TCT technicians, production support employees growing operations. We now have a standalone For further information contact
and material coordinators to the new facility, facility in Airdrie, complete with inventory, dale_goehring@tcturbines.com
which houses 25,000 sq ft of shop space, cleaning, non-destructive testing and balancing

LOVELAND, COLORADO, USA-BASED WOOD sales and project manager for the Gulf Coast Woodward Recognised Turbine Retrofit (RTR)
Mark Papworth joins GTS
Group Turbine Control Services, Inc. (TCS) and Latin America, “We have completed the organisation, and we have implemented Mark Papworth has recently joined Wood Group Gas Turbine Services (GTS) as chief operating officer for
is gaining an ever increasing track record in commissioning of a control system on two hundreds of steam and gas turbine control the Eastern Hemisphere. In his new role, he’ll be leading the worldwide operations of Rolls Wood Group,
the servicing of turbine control systems. The Ruston TB5000 turbo-compressor packages, systems, using Woodward and many other
Wood Group Light Industrial Turbines and Wood Group Accessories and Components, as well as the
last issue of Gas Tribune (December 2004) owned and operated by Transportadora de control platforms. As soon as the new hardware
reported on TCS’ completion of control system Gas del Norte (TGN) at the San Jeronimo gas was delivered to Islip, a TCS field service Eastern Hemisphere operations of Wood Group Heavy Industrial Turbines. Here, he shares his views on
upgrades for operators in Egypt and the US. compression plant in Santa Fe, Argentina. engineer travelled to the site to remove the why he believes he is the right man for the job, and the challenges he is looking forward to addressing.
Now, the company can highlight two further Our engineering, installation supervision and old controller, install and commission the new
gas turbine upgrade success stories in the US commissioning services were enhanced by controller, and subsequently support the start up
and Argentina, plus a steam turbine control support from our agent in Argentina, Promec, and tuning of the unit. Since this project, Gas Tribune: What attracted you to Wood Group as an employer? ensure that, for every single job we perform, irrespective of value, scope or
upgrade at a Trash to Energy facility in the US. who provided local engineering, logistics, Montenay has purchased a similar but expanded Mark Papworth: I have known and respected Wood Group, both as a duration, our businesses listen to their customers at all times to guarantee
Clark Weaver, Gas Turbine Global Market cabinet manufacturing and installation expertise. steam turbine control system modernisation competitor when I was with Ruston, and as a partner during my time at the delivery of exactly the right service for their individual needs. Fostering
manager for TCS, said, “We have recently The new control system includes sequencer, project from TCS for their incinerator located Rolls-Royce, but beyond this I am attracted to Wood Group because it provides close relationships with clients is and always has been paramount for GTS,
completed a series of gas turbine control governor and anti-surge capabilities.” at Long Beach, California, USA.” choice in the market place. Competition drives innovation and leads to and my aim is to ensure that we have a thorough understanding of each
system upgrades for crude oil production and TCS has also completed the retrofit of a enhanced value for customers, and Wood Group is a leading independent client’s value drivers, so that we continue to take to the market products
transportation company, Arguello, Inc., a steam turbine control system at a Trash to Centaur® is a registered trademark of Solar competitor to the OEMs in the power plant after market. Finally, I have and services that will add value to clients' operations.
wholly owned subsidiary of Plains Exploration Energy facility located in Islip, New York, Turbines, Inc. always admired the organisation’s ability to retain its entrepreneurial approach GT: What experience and qualities are you bringing to Wood Group?
and Production. To date, we have upgraded USA, which is owned by Islip Resource whilst achieving major international business growth. MP: I have worked in senior management roles in the gas turbine industry
controls on 10 gas turbines, including Allison Recovery Agency, and operated by global For further information contact GT: What do you believe are the major challenges currently facing Wood for 15 years, latterly as COO and Executive Vice President of Rolls-Royce
501KB and Solar Centaur® 40 units. These energy corporation, Montenay-Onyx. Bob clark.weaver@woodgroup.com or Group Gas Turbine Services? Energy in the US, and before that as Managing Director of the Ruston gas
are in operation on three offshore platforms Newell, the company’s Northeast Regional fidel.fernandez@woodgroup.com MP: Three things stand out for me. One is growth, and the significant turbine business in the UK, and have travelled extensively throughout my
in the Outer Continental Shelf - Harvest, sales manager, outlines the project: “The Islip opportunity we have to grow our global market share in all segments we career. Thus, I know the products we support and the customers we serve,
Hermosa and Hidalgo - located approximately plant incinerates more than 146,000 tones of serve. Secondly, the need to leverage GTS’ very broad portfolio of products and this experience has given me a good understanding of the global
10 miles off the coast of California, as well as municipal waste each year, to produce steam and services, in innovative and tailored ways that offer clients a total, cost- markets in which we operate, and the ways in which we can add value to
at the land based Gaviota Oil Heating & Power and electricity. Some of the electricity effective value adding support package that fulfils their operations and gas turbine plant operators. Additionally, I have always enjoyed delivering
Generation Facility, to which the platforms produced by the Elliott turbine generator maintenance requirements. Lastly, the hallmarks of GTS’ success have been results through working with people and think this is best done within an
are connected by oil and gas pipelines. Arguello operates the plant itself, while the remainder its agility, flexibility and responsiveness to support customer needs, and these open and participative environment. I believe one hundred percent that
has demonstrated its confidence in our is exported to the local utility. The scope of are traits we absolutely need to retain as we continue to grow the business. this environment exists in Wood Group today and that my leadership style
capabilities by continuing to award us their this job involved us replacing the facility’s GT: In your new role as COO, what are the first issues you will be tackling? can help our organisation be successful.
gas turbine control upgrades, and we are early model Woodward 505 governor control MP: My first task is to learn. Wood Group is very different from other
delighted to offer ongoing support to this with a new Woodward 505E controller, which organisations that I have worked for. The next thing will be to implement For further information
valued client.” can be operated as a stand-alone unit, or in the creation of a world class gas turbine component repair capability by Mark Papworth is based at the Wood Group Gas Turbine Services offices in
Clark Weaver, TCS Gas Turbine Global market manager, presented
The second gas turbine success story is conjunction with the plant’s Distributed a TCS jacket as a thank you to KC Rockwell, senior facility
integrating our component repair activities around the world. I aim to also Aberdeen, Scotland and can be contacted at: mark.papworth@woodgroup.com
explained by Fidel Fernandez, TCS regional Control System. TCS is an authorised engineer for Plains Exploration and Production.