PW Power Systems Moves Into Oil & Gas Industry
By Jack Burke11 October 2018
PW Power Systems said that it will supply a 30 MW aeroderivative gas turbine generators to its first customer in the oil and gas production industry.
The FT8 MOBILEPAC will be delivered to U.S. Well Services LLC (“USWS”) beginning this fall.
U.S. Well Services, based in Houston, Texas, USA, provides high-pressure, hydraulic fracturing services in active shale and unconventional oil and natural gas basins. The FT8 MOBILEPAC gas turbine generators will power USWS’ patented electric frac fleets. USWS offers the first fully electric, fully mobile well stimulation system powered by natural gas, resulting in fracturing operations that are quieter, safer, and less disruptive to neighboring communities, the company said.
“The FT8 MOBILEPAC is the ideal technology for this application,” said PW Power Systems President and CEO Raul Pereda. “It will dramatically reduce the time and resources required for mobilization and demobilization while enabling full electrification of unconventional oil and gas production. We are proud to partner with U.S. Well Services to make this advancement possible. Inexpensive and abundant North American natural gas has created a Change in Power.”
Joel Broussard, CEO of U.S. Well Services said the agreement with PW Power Systems enhances the power generating capacity, mobility, and scalability of the company’s operations, allowing it to provide important benefits to their customers.
With a design that includes proven features of the successful FT8 SWIFTPAC package, the FT8 MOBILEPAC gas turbine generator converts natural gas into electricity with high efficiency and is easily and quickly transportable by land, sea, or air, PW Power Systems said. Its design enables fast mobilization and demobilization with minimal crew and equipment.
PW Power Systems is a group company of MHPS Americas, headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, USA. PWPS has leveraged the technology of Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and applied it to complex power-system solutions to become a leader in power generation.