Siemens has appointed RWG as its partner for new assembly and testing of the SGT-A05 (KB7 HE) gas turbine. RWG’s selection follows a competitive tender process, evaluating potential suppliers based on stringent cost, quality and delivery performance criteria, the company said.
Under this new agreement, RWG’s Houston, Texas, USA facility is responsible for all aspects of this new build program including sub-assembly, dynamic balance, engine assembly and factory acceptance testing, prior to release to Siemens.
“Award of this new build program opens a new chapter in our relationship with Siemens,” said Mark Paterson, executive vice president of RWG. “RWG’s Houston team has over 40 years of experience with the SGT-A05 gas turbine, so will deploy this knowledge and expertise to ensure all new build engines meet the highest quality standards and deliver reliable performance for Siemens’ global customer base. Securing this contract underpins RWG’s long-term relationship with the Original Equipment Manufacturer and provides continuity of employment for our highly skilled personnel in Houston.”
Rob Bouwens, Siemens SGT-A05 sales director said the proven aero-derivative gas turbine SGT-A05 (KB7 HE) upgrade builds on the worldwide success of the SGT-A05 program.
“With a new high-efficiency compressor and common design within our global fleet of engines, this product offers a compelling solution for new power applications, as well as retrofit of existing SGT-A05 (KB7S) installations,” Bouwens said. “RWG’s wealth of experience and track record provides confidence that Siemens has selected the right business partner for this new build program.”
More than 1675 SGT-A05 gas turbine units have been sold for industrial use worldwide. There are currently three variants delivering between 4.0 MW(e) and 5.8MW(e), all with multi-fuel capability. The SGT-A05 (KB7 HE) is the latest variant in this successful gas turbine family.