TransCanada Turbines commissions state of the art engine test facility for GE LM6000 series gas turbines

TransCanada Turbines commissions state of the art engine test facility for GE 
LM6000 series gas turbines 
HOUSTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - TransCanada Turbines (TCT), a joint venture 
between TransCanada Corporation and Wood Group GTS, has completed construction 
and commissioning of a purpose-built test cell in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 
This latest investment provides TCT with capability for full load testing of 
the popular GE LM6000 gas turbine used for power generation applications. 
TCT has provided a comprehensive maintenance service for operators of GE 
LM6000 series gas turbines since 2002. This new facility enables TCT to 
provide incoming engine test, troubleshooting and diagnostic services for PA, 
PB, PC, PD and PF variants of the LM6000 gas turbine.  Test cell design 
features, including quick release mechanisms for essential engine services, 
will enhance TCT's ability to respond to customer requirements, including 
unscheduled arisings. 
"Design of this facility was a collaborative effort, bringing together the 
best field and operational experience from within TransCanada, Wood Group and 
TCT, resulting in test cell operation that is both efficient and effective," 
said Dan Simonelli, president, TCT. "Investment in new infrastructure will 
ensure our customers continue to receive a high level of service and we're 
able to meet the future demands of this market." 
TCT is the only licensed overhaul, repair and maintenance service provider for 
both GE and Rolls-Royce aero-derivative industrial gas turbines, serving a 
global client base.  TCT's newly opened 200,000 sq. ft. overhaul depot in 
Airdrie, Alberta, provides in-house inspection, non-destructive testing (NDT), 
component repair, kitting, build and balancing capabilities. TCT's global 
field service team offer maintenance services to 'Level II', spare parts 
inventory and fully qualified personnel. 
Note to Editors Wood Group is an international energy services company with 
$6bn sales, employing more than 42,000 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. 
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 
TransCanada Turbines (TCT) is a joint venture between TransCanada Corporation 
and Wood Group GTS, based in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. It services General 
Electric LM2500, LM2500+ and LM6000, and Rolls-Royce Avon and RB211 industrial 
aero-derivative gas turbines for operators in the global oil & gas and power 
generation industries. 
TransCanada Corporation, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a leader in the 
responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy 
infrastructure. Its network of more than 59,000 kilometres (36,500 miles) of 
pipeline taps into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America.  
TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and 
related services with approximately 355 billion cubic feet of storage 
capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada also owns, or has 
interests in, approximately 10,800 megawatts of power generation. 
Carolyn Smith, Corporate Communications - Eastern Hemisphere, Wood Group+44 
(0) 1224 851099,; or Bobbie Ireland, Corporate 
Communications - Americas, Wood Group, +1 (281) 828 3505, 
SOURCE: Wood Group 
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