General Electric announced that it will invest up to $60 million over the next 10 years to expand its current global repair engineering and development center in Singapore to service GE’s fast-growing fleet of HA gas turbines.
New facility will include an R&D operation to develop new HA-class component repair processes for high-tech stator vanes and blades, DLN premix fuel injectors, clearance adjustment settings, etc., with the focus on reducing turnaround times for major HA gas turbine inspection and rebuild.
This new center is expected to become one of GE’s largest gas turbine repair facilities globally servicing HA and Aeroderivative gas turbines, says Scott Strazik, CEO of GE Gas Power, and develop new procedures and methods that could greatly reduce the outage period for major overhaul and rebuild cycle time for HA-technology gas turbines by several weeks.
The existing facility carries out overhauls of heavy frame gas turbine blades, rotors as well as aeroderivative engine components using advanced repair technologies such as robotic laser cladding, adaptive CNC machining, robotic coating, polishing. inspection tooling and equipment.