TS&S and Siemens strengthen partnership with expanded MRO deal
Collaboration will allow UAE-based MRO services provider to increase capacity to 60,000 hours for Siemens' SGT-A65 line of engines.
Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S), a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for gas turbines, which is wholly owned by the Mubadala Investment Company, and German conglomerate Siemens, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), are set to reinforce their relationship with an expanded supplier agreement contract. The partnership will see the UAE-based company expand its capacity for Siemens’ SGT-A65 (Industrial Trent) engines.
The new partnership will allow TS&S to gradually increase its capacity for Siemens’ SGT-A65 line to 60,000 hours. This expansion will create a regional Centre of Excellence for repair and overhaul services on the SGT-A65 Trent engine. The agreement also paves the way for cooperation on future opportunities in the MRO of gas turbines.
Commenting on the partnership, Mansoor Janahi, acting CEO of TS&S, said: “This partnership proves that TS&S can deliver consistent and reliable services to the world’s most important OEMs. As we grow our operations, these agreements will ensure that our over 300-strong workforce has a continuous pipeline of projects that demonstrate our capabilities in the dynamic global market. This contract is especially important as it strengthens an existing relationship between TS&S and Siemens.”
Richard Jaros, managing director and CEO of the Industrial Turbine Company (UK) Limited (Siemens) said: “Availability is crucial to our customer operations, so a key focus for us is the reduction in overhaul turnaround times. Agreements such as this one with TS&S, enable us to deliver on our operational commitments. We have had many years of good cooperation with TS&S and look forward to working with them and our customers to fully support the maintenance of the SGT-A65TR in future years.”
Siemens and TS&S have been partners for the last ten years, and Mubadala and its assets work with Siemens in a wide range of areas. More recently, Strata Manufacturing, another company wholly owned by Mubadala, last year signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens, which expanded and further integrated 3D printing technologies into its business operations.