Ansaldo Thomassen

Heavy-duty gas turbine specialist offering Field Services, Repairs, Parts, Service Agreements, Conversions, Modifications & Upgrades

Ansaldo Thomassen

''Partnering in providing a Flexible, Reliable & Multi-Platform Portfolio to improve life cycle costs, reduce emissions, improve efficiency and extend lifetime''

Together with our parent company Ansaldo Energia (Italy) and our sister companies PSM (U.S.A.) and Ansaldo Thomassen Gulf (U.A.E.), Ansaldo Thomassen (ATH) is part of the global Multi-OEM gas turbine services team. Combining the engineering capacity from our OEM expertise and background, coupled with the flexibility of an independent service provider, we are the leading high-technology aftermarket service provider for multi-OEM platform gas turbine power plants worldwide.

Based on a history of a long-standing and successful Manufacturing Associate Agreement with General Electric, Ansaldo Thomassen is today a full-scope gas turbine service provider with an extensive portfolio of innovative gas turbine performance upgrades, own designed and manufactured gas turbine spare parts, component repairs and field service capabilities. We have a full solutions portfolio to serve your GE Frame 9E, Frame 6B, Frame 5, Frame 3 and Frame 9F gas turbine service needs.

From our headquarters in the Netherlands and through Ansaldo Energia's local execution centers based in the United States, Asia and the Middle East, Ansaldo Thomassen serves customers around the world, offering:

  • Conversions, Modifications, Upgrades (CMU): heavy-duty gas turbine solutions focusing on improving life cycle costs, increasing operational flexibility, reducing emissions, extending maintenance intervals, extending turndown and improving efficiency and extend lifetime including innovative retrofits for renewables such as combustion conversions, hydrogen operation, controls, fast starting and AutoTune
  • Spare Parts: complete range of optimized gas turbine capital parts for hot gas path, combustion and fuel nozzles, including consumables for E-class and F-class heavy-duty gas turbines
  • Repairs: refurbishment, assessment and lifetime extensions of heavy-duty gas turbine components and rotors
  • Field Services: on-site inspections and overhauls, gas turbine relocation including installation and commissioning
  • Service Agreements: offering gas turbine operators the flexibility to determine the level of scope, ranging from full service offering to frame agreements. Our service agreements are optimized to ensure total coverage
  • Gas Turbine Remanufacturing: Factory re-built heavy-duty gas turbines with short lead time and lower investment
  • Training: (Open) Training courses and customized education from specialists. Click here for more info  or here to sign up

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Product

FRAME 6B: click here 


FRAME9E: click here


FRAME 9Fclick here


FLAMESHEET™ FOR ALL PLATFORMS: click here


AUTOTUNE: click here 


FIELD SERVICE: The Field Services division is a fully integrated outage team of highly experienced professionals capable of completing overhauls in a timely, safe and high quality manner. Field Services can support a wide range of power generation equipment, including gas turbine, generator, steam turbine and auxiliary equipment. For more information click here


GLOBAL REPAIR NETWORKIn today's highly competitive energy market, power producers need to achieve peak performance while minimizing life cycle costs.   Ansaldo Energia can help with a full spectrum of repair services — all backed by our engineering and advanced technology. These state-of-the-art repair services can extend the life of your components and optimize your maintenance budget. For more information click here 


INTEGRATED PLANT SUPPORTAnsaldo Energia's Integrated Plant Support (IPS) diagnostics center brings together our Customer Support functions located around the globe into a centralized operational platform. For more information click here


FRAME 5001

Ansaldo Energia's Multi-OEM Gas Turbine team offers an extensive portfolio of products and services for Frame 5 heavy-duty gas turbines.

Conversions, Modifications and Upgrades

We offer:

  • performance upgrades by installing advanced hot-gas-path components, compressor blades and inner barrel
  • emission reduction solutions with our water and steam injection systems
  • automated gas turbine tuning with our AutoTune system to maintain emissions and combustion dynamics
  • control system upgrades including our in-house developed TC-7 control system
  • globally sourced Frame 5-1/5001 gas turbines to remanufacture, upgrade and relocate the unit to the customers' requirements
  • thermal block replacement. Swopping the core engine maintaining current performance levels for increased plant availability

Parts, Repairs and Field Services

We offer:

  • new advanced blades and vanes with advanced sealing and brush seal
  • scheduled and unscheduled inspections and overhauls, gas turbine relocation, installation and commissioning.
  • Rotor life assessment and lifetime extension of your Frame 5-1/5001 gas turbine rotor and other gas turbine components

All the above-mentioned capabilities can be included in a Flexible Service Agreement to meet all your needs.

We have extensive experience on delivering products and services on Frame 5001 gas turbines:

  • Almost 20 Frame 5001 units under flexible service agreement or support contract
  • Over 130 capital parts sets sold
  • Performed more than 100 conversions, modifications and upgrades projects


GAS TURBINE OPTIMIZATION PACKAGE (GTOP) UPGRADES

Our Gas Turbine Optimization Package (GTOP) enables increased operational flexibility while maximizing the performance of your gas turbine that can be tailored to your operational needs. GTOP enables the possibility to run in maintenance mode or performance mode. Maintenance mode will result in extended maintenance intervals up to 32,000 hours, or even 40,000 hours, while performance mode will result in higher power output (up to 7%) and improved heat rate (up to 3%) with a 24,000-hour maintenance interval. With our AutoTune system you can switch between these modes providing you operational flexibility. Power as you need it!

Hot Gas Path parts

Current designed hardware with structured improvements to the hot gas path hardware results in improved efficiency as a result of improved sealing and clearances, upgraded materials and additional cooling.

Combustion system

By combining the key benefits of Ansaldo Thomassen's T-DLN1 and PSM's LEC-III™ systems, our GTOP combustion system has the ability to offer not only extended maintenance intervals, but also a wider range of operating profiles. 

AutoTune

Ansaldo Energia's AutoTune system automatically tunes engine operating parameters to maintain emissions and combustion dynamics within specified limits under varying ambient conditions, engine deterioration, and while using a range of natural gas or liquefied natural gas.


TC-7 CONTROL SYSTEM 

We offer the latest generation of heavy-duty gas turbine controllers, Ansaldo Thomassen's TC-7, covering every aspect of turbine performance. Based on the proven design of Simatics PCS7®, the TC-7 is a digital control system that takes advantage of an open-architecture design and non-proprietary hardware, for seamless integration in existing or new DCS systems.

This state-of-the-art approach has been implemented throughout the system – right down to concerns for safety, where the TC-7 has TÜV approval and meets the requirements of SIL 3 according to IEC 61508 for safety-related turbine functions. This control system also offers the hardware and software flexibility your power plant needs to remain relevant, reliable – and, above all – profitable.

The TC-7 can be easily exchanged with a Mark I, Mark II, Mark IV or Mark V and no mechanical support change is needed. Electrical and instrumentation changes are minimized. The cable entrance is at the bottom therefore no additional marshalling boxes are needed for cable extension. Instrumentation can be adapted to fulfil SIL requirements. Approved flame detectors and the gas nozzle start pressure switch are common instruments to be adapted.

Currently we have over 15 TC-7 control systems installed worldwide.


ROTOR SERVICES, LIFETIME EXTENSION & NEW ROTORS

We offer customers rotor management solutions that capitalizes on our engineering expertise while utilizing our design history of heavy-duty gas turbine units and all its iterations, for all B/E/F-class gas turbines.

Rotor Life Assessment (RLA)

Specialized inspections and analysis are required to determine the condition of the rotor. Based on extensive experience, we have developed all procedures to determine the condition of the rotor. After dismantling of the turbine section, the different rotor components are inspected using Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), hardness measurement tests, dimensional checks, replica tests and bore sonic investigation. Depending of the results follow-up actions will be determined.

Rotor Lifetime Extension (RLE)

In case an exact lifetime expectancy is required we can make use of our Lifetime Extension (LTE) model. With the advancements in computing power, material properties, fracture mechanic methodologies, and inspection techniques, it is now possible to assess the potential to run rotors beyond their original published limits. When repair indications are found, we can offer replacement discs and components to achieve longer life and higher efficiency. We have the capability to replace damaged sections of the rotor with our own manufactured components.

New Rotors

Ansaldo Thomassen can manufacture new rotors for Frame 6B and Frame 9E gas turbines with high quality, competitive pricing and lead time.

Sourcing and Repair of Pre-owned Rotors

As we can determine the lifetime of a heavy-duty gas turbine rotor, repair it and even manufacture rotor components, all knowledge and resources are available to get pre-owned rotors back to operational conditions again.

We are very experienced in rotor works. We have performed over more than 450 rotor overhaul jobs on different frame sizes.


ENERGY STORAGE & HYDROGEN

Flexibility is key to supporting future energy generation. The growth in renewable solar and wind energy has emphasized the need for flexibility. Flexibility to reliably balance the load on the energy grid with the ability to rapidly adjust output while using cost effective fuels which also minimize carbon output.

Gas turbines with a retrofit for hydrogen operation offers a low carbon solution to support the stability of the energy grid. Our High Hydrogen Gas Turbine Retrofit project provides a solution capturing the needs for energy storage, in the form of hydrogen, and flexible power generation. Making use of the existing installed gas turbine base with a modest retrofit provides a compelling and cost-effective solution.

The major objective of the High Hydrogen Retrofit Project is to develop a cost-effective ultra-low emission (sub 9ppm NOx and CO) combustion system retrofit for existing installed gas turbines in the output range of 1MW to 300MW. At the center of this innovative high-technology project is the patented and novel aerodynamic trapped vortex FlameSheet™ combustion technology platform. Fuel flexibility and stable operation from 100% natural gas to 100% hydrogen and any mixture thereof, is a key requirement.


Ansaldo's Multi-OEM Platform Gas Turbine Services FlameSheet™ Combustion Retrofit Solution

We have significant experience with working on projects for future energy:

  • Multiple Frame 9E gas turbines running up to 35% H2
  • 7 FlameSheet™ installations on F-class including one operating on hydrogen mixtures* 4Q2019)
  • 15 years high pressure rig high hydrogen development experience
  • 20 years applying retrofit upgrades for existing machines

*as of 4th quarter 2019