Dubai Petroleum (DP) has awarded RWG a three-year master service agreement for maintenance of Siemens SGT-A20 AV (Industrial Avon) gas generators in operation offshore in the Fateh oil field, approximately 90 kilometres from Dubai.
The scope of service under this agreement includes major overhaul of DP’s fleet of Industrial Avon Mk 1535 and Avon 200 gas generators, involving full disassembly, inspection and repair or replacement of unserviceable components, as well as comprehensive performance testing before the engines are returned to service.
RWG will perform engine overhauls at its dedicated Industrial Avon service facility in Aberdeen, Scotland. In addition, RWG will provide in-country field service support at the customer’s Jebel Ali facility and offshore installations for unscheduled heavy maintenance, field repairs, trouble-shooting and engine re-commissioning.
DP operates a mixed fleet of Siemens aero-derivative equipment, including Industrial Avon and Siemens SGT-A30 RB (Industrial RB211) gas generators, which provide essential power for gas compression and water flood applications.
Mark Forsyth, RWG’s industrial & marine business director said: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing alliance with DP, built over many years by supporting the operator’s Industrial Avon and Industrial RB211 equipment. With our depth of gas generator experience, and local capability in Dubai, we look forward to delivering enhanced fleet availability and reliability, and helping lower the cost of ownership for our customer.”
The Industrial Avon gas generator entered the market in the 1960s with more than 700 still in service today. With a reputation for reliability and resilience, the Industrial Avon is widely used in power plants, oil refineries and offshore installations around the world. Launched in 2007, the Industrial Avon 200 life extension upgrade delivers improved power and thermal efficiency and where possible mean times between overhauls (MTBO) can be extended. DP is an early adopter of this technology, recognising the operational benefits available from this investment. The phased conversion of their Industrial Avon fleet and current operating profile makes DP the ‘fleet leader’ for industrial Avon 200, with conversions performed by RWG achieving extended service lives.