Coal, Gas

Wood Group creates new turbine controls upgrade and services business

Dec. 30, 2002 — Wood Group Gas Turbine Services, a division of John Wood Group PLC, has announced the formation of Wood Group Turbine Control Services, Inc. (TCS).

The new company will support clients in the power generation, petrochemical, pipeline, oil & gas, industrial and marine industries by providing turbine control upgrades and services for gas, steam, and hydro turbomachinery, including turnkey installations.

George Gaudette, President of Wood Group Power, Inc., a gas turbine services business, said, ‘With the launch of TCS, Wood Group is responding to the continuing market demand for combined mechanical, electrical and control systems upgrades. The formation of TCS builds on Wood Group’s broad service portfolio, establishing a controls ‘Centre of Excellence’ to provide full-scope systems and services to our customers.’

TCS is based in Colorado, US, and staffed by senior controls engineers and specialists. Its newly appointed President, Steve Huval said, ‘TCS will fulfill the industry need for an independent full-scope supplier and will offer lower total cost but flexible solutions, platform independence, and common solutions for all makes and models of rotating equipment.’

The formation of TCS follows Wood Group’s recent acquisitions of Thomason Mechanical Corporation (TMC), and sister company, Bender Machine Inc., that provide field and shop services for gas and steam turbines, and generator repair businesses Industrial Repair Service.Inc., and Rotary Electrical Company, and will further enhance Wood Group’s position as a leading supplier of a complete maintenance solutions for gas and steam turbine operators.

Wood Group is an international energy services company with more than $1.5bn sales, employing more than 12,000 people worldwide and operating from bases in over 30 countries.
The Group has three Businesses: Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services 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.

Wood Group Gas Turbine Services, a independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for light industrial, aero-derivative, and heavy industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, and other high-speed rotating equipment. The company also repairs gas turbine accessories and components for industrial and aero customers.