RWG awarded advance exchange maintenance contract for Siemens SGT-A35 industrial gas generators in Morocco
Metragaz S.A has awarded RWG a long-term contract to provide advance exchange, overhaul, installation and recommissioning services to maintain their fleet of Siemens SGT-A35 (Industrial RB211) aero-derivative gas generators.
This new contract has an initial term of three years, requiring RWG to build, configure and ship exchange gas generators to Metragaz in advance of each scheduled overhaul, resulting in drastically reduced operational downtime for the customer. In addition, RWG will provide field service support to install and recommission each unit, returning time expired equipment to RWG’s OEM authorised SGT-A35 service centre in Aberdeen, Scotland for major overhaul.
Metragaz operates from two locations in Morocco, providing essential gas compression services for the Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline transporting gas from Algeria via Morocco onto Spain and Portugal. Kamal Daoudi, Director of Maintenance for Metragaz said, “the reliable operation of these Siemens SGT-A35 units is extremely important for our business. We operate continuously, therefore need to have confidence that our equipment is available at all times. It has also been challenging to build major maintenance events into our schedule due to the downtime we experience on site, therefore the solution provided by RWG is very beneficial. For this reason, along with our knowledge of their service quality and capability, we chose RWG as our maintenance partner.”
Commenting on this recent award, Russell Grant, RWG’s Siemens SGT-A35 Business Manager said, “We are delighted to continue our support for Metragaz and their critical gas compression operation in Morocco. Beyond repair and overhaul services, RWG applies expertise from all aspects of our business to deliver a comprehensive maintenance solution, including logistics management, customer support and field service.”
In response to this contract award, RWG’s Industrial & Marine Business Director, Mark Forsyth stated, “our customer facing team worked closely with Metragaz to better understand their maintenance requirements and determine the most effective way to assure fleet integrity, with minimal disruption to business operations. RWG’s advance exchange concept is a proven mechanism for efficient service delivery and is complemented by our field service expertise”.