MTU Power - The industrial gas turbine experts
Norway - Norwegian Sea
On-site service for oil platforms
It’s 9 a.m. and the Norwegian Sea is calmer than usual. The sky is clear, there’s a salty tang in the air and a light offshore breeze blows over the drilling platform. The tranquil mood at sea is in stark contrast to the deafening noise produced by the machines on the platform—including the industrial gas turbine (IGT). This ensures the power supply to the small rig, making it completely autonomous. The operator of the drilling platform has many offshore oil and gas production facilities and is a long-standing MTU customer, for whom, in addition to classic shop maintenance, MTU also assumes on-site service on the platform as well as the provision of spare parts.
Industrial gas turbines ensure that oil rigs are energy self-sufficient.
Background Information Industrial gas turbines
As well as specializing in the maintenance of industrial gas turbines, MTU is also engaged in their manufacturing. The MTU affiliate Vericor Power Systems in Alpharetta/Georgia, USA, develops and manufactures gas turbines for marine propulsion, mechanical drive and electrical power generation applications.
Gas turbines from Vericor’s TF series are used in navy vessels, high-speed ferries, yachts and hydrofoils.
Gas turbines from Vericor’s ASE series can run on different fuels and produce an output of up to 3.5 megawatts.
Over 35 years of experience
With its MTU Power brand, MTU is one of the world’s leading providers of reliable, flexible and cost-effective maintenance services for industrial gas turbines. MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg maintains industrial gas turbines from General Electric’s LM2500™, LM2500+™, LM5000™ and LM6000™ programs, which are derived from aircraft engines, for a large number of companies operating in the fields of electricity generation, marine propulsion systems and compressor stations—both on- and offshore. They all benefit from the 35-plus years of experience MTU Maintenance can draw on in servicing and maintaining industrial gas turbines.
The MTU Maintenance team performs most of the repair and maintenance work itself, always with a strong focus on the highest standards of quality—equivalent to those applied in the aviation sector. The processes are continuously refined and improved so as to optimize the availability and reliability of the gas turbines. Besides high-tech processes, efficient workflows ensure a fast turnaround—from dismantling, parts inspection and repair, to re-assembly and subsequent testing. To ensure all goes smoothly, MTU Maintenance has installed one of the world’s largest and most advanced industrial gas turbine test cells in Ludwigsfelde. Here, the aero-derivative gas turbines can be tested under operating conditions.