Turbine Upgrade Milestone

100th Rolls-Royce industrial Avon 200 gas turbine upgrade delivers up to 9% power increase, higher thermal efficiency and lower emissions

Posted on April 23, 2013

Rolls Wood Group (RWG), a joint venture between Rolls-Royce plc and Wood Group, has completed its 100th upgrade of a Rolls-Royce Avon 200 industrial gas turbine. It will be sent to an offshore production platform in Asia.

The company said the Avon industrial gas turbine delivers up to 15 MW of power, operating in a wide range of power generation and oil and gas applications. More than 1200 units have been sold and operating experience exceeds 64 million hours.

RWG said that through component life extension and a redesigned turbine section first introduced in 2007, the Avon 200 upgrade product delivers up to 17 MW of power – an increase of up to 9% - and improved thermal efficiency up to 4.4% at base-load, as well as significant emissions improvements.

The Avon 200 upgrade conversion, performed at RWG repair and overhaul bases worldwide, also delivers an expected 20% increase in current mean time between overhauls when operated at the pre-upgrade base-load rating, the company said.

Members of the RWG board visited the company’s remanufacturing facility in Dyce, Scotland, to observe the milestone event.

Rolls Wood Group was established in 1990 to repair and overhaul Rolls-Royce industrial turbines including the Avon, Olympus and RB211.