RWG expands gas generator test capability

RWG Administrator2015, News

RWG has assumed operational control of the Rolls-Royce engine test facility located at Ansty, Coventry, UK.

The Ansty test facility consists of three dedicated test cells capable of liquid and gas fuelled testing of a range of gas turbines including Siemens Industrial RB211, Rolls-Royce Marine Tyne and Marine Spey engines.

Under a five year leasing arrangement with Rolls-Royce, RWG is able to guarantee continuity of test capability for both the Siemens industrial and Rolls-Royce marine programmes through to 2020. This facility complements RWG’s existing in-house test capacity located in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, ensuring the company is able to meet current and future demand for its gas generator maintenance, repair and overhaul programmes.

The transition of operational responsibility to RWG from Rolls-Royce necessitated recruitment of a full test crew including a test manager; engineers, testers and inspectors required for day-to-day operation of this facility. In total RWG has employed a team of 11 people, with additional engineering, HR and management support provided from RWG’s headquarters in Aberdeen.

Steve Brown, RWG’s engineering director said: “Having full responsibility for the Ansty site enables RWG to make necessary investment in infrastructure, business processes and training of personnel to enhance testing capability and capacity. Through careful management of the transition process RWG has retained key personnel with essential skills and experience. We’re building on this solid platform through sharing best practice and harmonising business processes across all test facilities.”

“Access to OEM approved test facilities is both essential to our repair and overhaul process and a key differentiator for our business,” commented Mark Forsyth, industrial & marine business director. “This transition of responsibility provides RWG with full operational and management control of the master test facilities for the Siemens Industrial RB211 and Rolls-Royce marine gas turbine programmes we support, ensuring integrity of engine test results and enhanced levels of customer service.”

RWG continues to make strategic investments to increase capacity and enhance product capability. Control of the Ansty test facility boosts annual capacity for the site to over 50 engine tests and provides RWG with the ability to test all variants of the successful Siemens Industrial RB211-24 G and GT gas generators, fitted with conventional or Dry Low Emissions (DLE) combustion systems.

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RWG (Repair & Overhauls) Limited (RWG) is a Siemens and Wood Group Company. Formed in 1990, RWG is now the global market leader for maintenance, repair and overhaul of Siemens industrial aero-derivative gas generators and power turbines. From dedicated service centers in Europe, North America and Asia, RWG supports a global customer base, delivering enhanced reliability and lower lifecycle costs to operators of this equipment. www.rwgroup.com