RWG awarded National Grid Framework Agreement …

RWG Administrator2016, News

National Grid has awarded RWG a framework agreement to maintain their fleet of Siemens aero-derivative gas generators. This five year agreement provides continuity of support for scheduled maintenance and field services for National Grid’s Industrial Avon and Industrial RB211 gas generators.

In addition, RWG has secured a separate contract for the overhaul of three Siemens Industrial Avon gas generators. Each engine is subjected to a unique, condition based work scope, tailored to National Grid’s operational requirements. Engine refurbishment is nearing completion at RWG’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) approved Industrial Avon overhaul facility in Aberdeen, UK. Performing this scope of work will ensure operational reliability and integrity of critical compressor train equipment used within National Grid’s UK gas transmission network.

Commenting on this recent award, Mark Forsyth, RWG’s Industrial & Marine Business Director said. “RWG and National Grid have a well-established and successful maintenance partnership spanning many years. National Grid’s decision to renew our Framework Agreement is most welcome and recognises the value derived from our long term relationship.”

“Industrial Avon gas generators are critical assets for National Grid and subjected to a proactive maintenance strategy to maximise availability and reliability. This latest overhaul contract was awarded following a rigorous evaluation process, with RWG selected based on OEM approvals, demonstrated project management skills and our track record of delivering value for their business”, stated Kenny McKenzie, RWG’s Avon Business Manager.

National Grid has a large fleet of Siemens aero-derivative industrial gas generators including 30 Industrial Avon and 13 Industrial RB211 engines. This equipment, located at transmission stations across the length and breadth of the UK, provides essential mechanical drive capacity to ensure the energy needs of industrial, commercial and domestic users is met. RWG has provided on-site field support and workshop based major maintenance activity to National Grid for over 20 years.