RWG expands ‘Marine Division’ with Spey Gas Turbine

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RWG expands ‘Marine Division’ with Spey Gas Turbine long term service agreement from Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has signed a long term service agreement with RWG for maintenance support of Marine Spey SM1A and SM1C gas turbines. This agreement is for through-life support of this equipment, providing a comprehensive service including the repair and overhaul of Gas Turbine Change Units, engine modules and line replacement units.

The contract facilitates transfer of capability between Rolls-Royce’s Ansty, Coventry facility and RWG’s overhaul base in Aberdeen, Scotland. Personnel from both companies are actively engaged in this process, with the target date for completion of December 2015. A core element of this transition is careful management of gas turbine operational costs through application of RWG’s advanced technology component repair processes. By utilising this specialist service it’s possible to recover a high percentage of unserviceable material, extending the operational life of high performance gas turbine components.

Mark Forsyth, RWG’s Industrial & Marine Business Director commented; “RWG has a long association with Rolls-Royce, having worked with them on similar technology transfer projects over many years. The Rolls-Royce team has been very supportive throughout this process, helping to ensure a seamless transfer of capability to RWG in Aberdeen. This latest award increases the programme for RWG’s newly formed ‘Marine Division’, opening up an exciting new market for our business, with potential for additional programmes in the near future “

“Marine Spey is an important programme for Rolls-Royce and a critical propulsion unit for our naval defence customers. The transition of repair & overhaul capability has been carefully planned to ensure continuity of service and I’m delighted with the cooperation and commitment shown by RWG during this phase of the programme. We’re committed to demanding performance targets for service delivery and I am confident that our partnership with RWG will enable us to meet these,” stated Russ Haworth, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Naval Gas Turbine Supply Chain.

The Marine Spey first entered service in 1985, providing essential boost propulsion for UK MoD Royal Navy Frigates. This successful propulsion system was later adopted by other world navies including The Netherlands, Belgium and Japan. Rolls-Royce Marine’s support agreement encompasses a fleet of eighteen naval vessels, thirty six operational gas turbines and strategic spares. With a phased ‘out of service date’ beginning in 2025, there will be a continuous demand for fleet support services for at least the next decade.


Note to Editors:

Rolls-Royce has a world-leading range of capabilities in the marine market, encompassing the design, supply and support of power and propulsion systems. They’re leaders in the integration of technologically complex systems for offshore oil and gas, merchant and naval surface and submarine vessels. Rolls-Royce provides comprehensive through life support for customers through an expanding global network of service facilities.

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.

Mick Conway, Business Development Manager, RWG
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