GE (NYSE: GE) and Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) today announced a state-of-the-art expansion of the Gulf Turbine Services, LLC (GTS) gas turbine repair facility in Abu Dhabi, which will offer enhanced levels of service and support for gas turbine operators throughout the region. The investment underscores GE and ADAT’s commitment to help customers in the United Arab Emirates and the region meet the growing demand for a sustainable supply of electricity.
GTS, the joint venture between GE and ADAT, has offered a wide range of world-class gas turbine repair capabilities since 2001. The latest expansion adds advanced technology repair equipment for B and E-class gas turbine blades, which are key components impacting the efficiency of the machines, marking the first time this service has been available in the region. As part of the expansion, the size of the workforce at the repair service center has doubled to nearly 100 people.
“The expansion of the GTS facility supports our strategy to provide world-class turnaround times for our regional municipal, utility and industrial customers, including faster turnaround times on repair projects and faster delivery of repaired components,” said Ahmed Al Moosa, ADAT’s executive vice president for Industrial Business and chairman of GTS. “It reflects our vision for continued leadership and success in the rapidly growing Middle Eastern and global maintenance, repair and overhaul sectors.”
Key customers served by GTS include Dubai Aluminium Co. (DUBAL), Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) and Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction (ADGAS) in the United Arab Emirates, with other major customers located in Qatar, Oman and Egypt. While focusing on the Middle East region, GTS also serves customers in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.
“This latest investment in the GTS facility with our partner ADAT further expands our capabilities to provide quality repair services to meet the growing needs of our customers throughout the region,” said Joseph Anis, GE Energy’s president for the Middle East. “It is a business strategy that reflects GE’s long-term commitment to invest in the region to support the Middle East’s growing energy demand with cleaner, smarter, more efficient solutions. By localizing our repair capabilities and ensuring they are located closer to our customers, we can more rapidly respond to their needs in any part of the U.A.E. and throughout the region,” Anis added.
In addition to bucket repairs, the 4,200 square meter GTS facility, located in the Mussafah Industrial Area in Abu Dhabi, offers repairs for other gas turbine components including power nozzles, fuel nozzles, combustion liners, transition pieces and rotors. The range of machines serviced by GTS includes GE Frame 9, 7, 6 and 5 heavy-duty gas turbines.
The GTS facility builds on GE’s established presence in the UAE. Since the 1970s, GE has played a key role in the development of the United Arab Emirates’ infrastructure, investing in and supplying technology and services to the power, water, oil & gas as well as the aviation, healthcare and media industries, to address such needs as power generation and water management. GE has been active in the Middle East since the 1930s and has management and project management offices as well as local repair and service facilities to serve customers throughout the region.
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About Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies
Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies is the Middle East's leading independent third-party technical solutions provider for aircraft and turbo-machinery maintenance. Under the ownership and direction of Mubadala, the investment company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, ADAT is spearheading Abu Dhabi's dynamic Aerospace & Industrial Turbo-machinery ambitions and is pivotal in the development of Mubadala's worldwide MRO network.
At present, the company manages a customer portfolio stretching from Iceland in the west, to Sri Lanka in the east, employing a multinational workforce of more than 3200 people.
Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies is committed to a customer-focused strategy of process and people development alongside major infrastructure investment. These characteristics, combined with a competitive cost base, underpin ADAT’s position as the "preferred partner of choice" for maintenance, repair and overhaul services, with world-class turnaround times and to the highest quality standards.
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