Wood Group GTS enables Leventis Nigeria to meet additional power demands
HOUSTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has secured a contract with Leventis Overseas Limited for the supply of three refurbished Nomad 5 power packages for use in Nigeria. The contract, which has a value in excess of $3m, involves procurement and refurbishment of each power pack, encompassing overhaul of the TB5000 gas turbines, testing of auxiliary equipment and installation of modern PLC-based control systems to ensure reliable operation in service. This award builds on previous contracts for the supply of equipment and maintenance services to Leventis and will help to meet demand for additional power at two of their glass bottle manufacturing plants in Nigeria. All refurbishment work relating to this contract will be performed in the UK, including at the newly opened gas turbine service centre situated in Lincoln, England.
The Nomad 5 is a complete, single-trailer power package, capable of generating up to 3MW ISO. It can be relocated easily and quickly, towed from one location to another as needed and be operational within 48 hours.
"We awarded this contract to Wood Group GTS as they were able to meet our need for additional power within a tight timescale and with minimal commissioning requirements at the site," stated Malcolm Freeman, Procurement of Leventis.
Iain Murray, President, Oil Gas and Industrial Services, Wood Group GTS said, "Our track record in gas turbine services and ability to minimise disruption at the customer's site were key factors in securing this award. West Africa is an important growth region for Wood Group GTS and we are very pleased to be supporting Leventis in their drive to increase manufacturing capacity within Nigeria."
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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
Leventis Overseas Limited is a subsidiary of AG Leventis (Nig) PLC (AGL), which for over 80 years has provided West Africa with reliable, innovative and affordable products and services. By focusing on their core markets such as power, FMCG, logistics and real estate, AGL has become one of the major forces in Nigeria and beyond. www.agleventisplc.com.
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