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Wood Group GTS Introduces LM6000 control system upgrade
Sep 27, 2012 (05:09 PM EDT)


LOVELAND, Colo., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has released its newest control system upgrade for GE LM6000 gas turbines. This integrated solution replaces the original proprietary hardware and software with an open architecture design, enabling operators to reconfigure turbines operation in-house without incurring costly support and service charges. It also ensures the availability of support for the LM6000 turbine control system. 

Features of Wood Group GTS' LM6000 control system include

  • Open architecture system design
  • Proven Rockwell Automation PlantPAx™ platform
  • Operator access to all software licenses
  • Extensive technical and spare-parts support network

More than 1,000 GE LM6000 aero-derivative gas turbines have been shipped since the unit was introduced in 1991. Its rapid acceptance by the power industry means a significant percentage of the fleet will require controls-related support over the next three to five years.

Frank Avery of Wood Group GTS explained: "As an experienced operator of LM6000s we understand the challenges other users face. Our unique perspective as both gas turbine operator and controls system specialist has enabled development of a flexible and robust upgrade solution to meet this emerging need."

To date Wood Group GTS has completed over 500 installations using proven Rockwell Automation technology.  We leverage our extensive experience  to provide control system upgrade solutions for multiple turbine models including LM6000s that employ NetCon™, Micronet™, GE Mark V™ and Mark VI™ platforms.

Note to Editors

Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment services and solutions for clients in the power, oil & gas and clean energy markets. Worldwide, these services include: power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; and repair & overhaul, optimisation and upgrade of gas, wind and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment www.woodgroupgts.com

Wood Group is an international energy services company with $6bn sales, employing more than 41,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses - Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS  - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.  www.woodgroup.com

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SOURCE Wood Group