HOUSTON Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power, and process industries, reinforced its commitment to clients in Europe with the opening of a new center of excellence for industrial gas turbine (IGT) repair in Peterborough, UK.

Similar to the F-class repair facility in Houston, Texas, the 20,000-square foot Dresser-Rand Turbine Technology Services facility in Peterborough provides high-quality repairs on industrial gas turbines, in addition to the service and repairs already provided for the steam turbines and gas compressors manufactured at the facility.

The new center of excellence has a high capacity vacuum heat treating facility, non-destructive testing services, a metallurgical laboratory, and a machine and weld shop.

Additionally, the facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified, assuring Dresser-Rand clients that their gas and steam turbine repairs will be performed in compliance with the highest level of international quality control standards.

The new facility allows Dresser-Rand to service all brands of industrial gas and steam turbine components, including combustion liners, transition pieces, nozzles, shroud blocks, and buckets.

Combined with Dresser-Rand world-class component repair and expert engineering staff, the addition of this center of excellence and future F-class component and rotor repair center, will provide an important service alternative for European operators.

Dresser-Rand is globally expanding its industrial gas and steam turbine repair capability. Plans are underway to equip other locations in South America ­­and Asia with additional capacity, and personnel are being trained to provide regional repair solutions for clients around the world.