Shell Awards RWG Gas Turbine Maintenance Contract Extension in UK North Sea

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Shell U.K. Limited has extended the gas turbine maintenance contract held by Aberdeen-based Rolls Wood Group (RWG) for a further five years to 2015. The multi-million pound extended contract includes maintenance, repair and overhaul of 27 Rolls-Royce Avon and RB211 gas turbines operating on seven offshore platforms in the UK North Sea.

The extended contract retains the same work scope as the original agreement, awarded in 1999, for maintaining gas turbine drivers for electrical power generation and gas compressor sets. Over the life of the contract, reliability of the gas turbines has increased with Time Between Overhauls (TBO) being considerably extended.

Ken Innes, Head of Rotating Equipment for Shell Upstream International – Europe commented, “We look forward to continuing working with Rolls Wood Group.”

“We appreciate the ongoing opportunity to work with Shell and provide industry-leading levels of service, quality and responsiveness to meet business needs,” said Keith Brady, RWG Managing Director.

RWG also provides overhaul services to other Shell companies, including Shell Sarawak, Shell Malampaya, and Shell Brunei.

Rolls Wood Group (Repair & Overhauls) Ltd is a joint venture between Rolls-Royce plc and Wood Group, providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Rolls-Royce Avon, RB211, Olympus, 501K and 570 series industrial aero-derivative gas turbines. The company has operating bases in the UK and US, and a joint venture, Rolls Wood OTEC, in Malaysia. For more information, visit

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell​ plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales. Shell businesses include:

Upstream explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas.

Downstream refines, supplies, trades and ships crude worldwide, manufactures and markets a range of products, and produces petrochemicals for industrial customers.

Projects & Technology manages delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives the research and innovation to create technology solutions.

This contract is in support of the Shell Upstream business in Europe.

Source:Wood Group ,September 6, 2011;

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