Wood Group GTS partners with Rockwell Automation to deliver open architecture control solutions for GE heavy frame gas turbines

Wood Group GTS partners with Rockwell Automation to deliver open architecture
              control solutions for GE heavy frame gas turbines

PR Newswire

LOVELAND, Colo., Jan. 4, 2013

LOVELAND, Colo., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Wood Group GTS and Rockwell
Automation have formed a strategic partnership to facilitate the joint
development of a fully integrated, open architecture controls platform for
power generation applications.

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This progressive relationship enables Wood Group GTS to deliver services
beyond a typical system integrator, working collaboratively with Rockwell
Automation to provide GE heavy frame gas turbine operators with the first open
architecture, fully integrated controls platform. The immediate focus of this
new partnership is the launch of a *PlantPAx™ based controls upgrade for DLN
equipped GE Frame 6B, 7E, and 9E gas turbines, including Balance of Plant,
with future expansion into F-class machines. 

"Power generation companies are under pressure to maximize performance, drive
down operating costs and minimize risk of plant operations," said John Nesi,
Vice President of Market Development for Rockwell Automation. "By combining
our best-in-class process control technology with Wood Group GTS' deep
industry knowledge and expertise, we're able to offer our mutual customers
proven, safe, and field-tested turbine control system upgrades that maximize
their return on investment by reducing operating costs, lowering total cost of
ownership and improving availability."

"We have an extensive history of working with Rockwell Automation's proven
hardware and software with over 500 turbo-machinery applications and thousands
of batch, process, and general automation systems installed. This partnership
brings together two established and complementary companies to deliver a fully
integrated, open architecture controls solution for both the heavy frame gas
turbines and balance of plant applications," said Frank Avery, President of
Wood Group GTS' Power Plant Services.

*PlantPAx™ is a registered trade mark of Rockwell Automation. Inc

Note to Editors:

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

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

Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial
automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world
more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation
employs over 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.


Contact: Carolyn Smith, Corporate Communications - Eastern Hemisphere, Wood
Group, Tel: +44 (0) 1224 851099, email: carolyn.smith@woodgroup.com, or Bobbie
Ireland, Corporate Communications - Americas, Wood Group, Tel: +1 (281) 828
3505, email: bobbie.ireland@woodgroup.com, or Mick Conway, Marketing Director
- Wood Group GTS, Tel: +44 (1224) 367200, email: mick.conway@woodgroup.com
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