BY IAN CAMERON
Valmet has signed a cooperation agreement for gas turbine automation with MJB International Ltd. (MJBI), an independent gas turbine service provider with main locations in Scotland, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE.
According to the agreement, Valmet and MJBI will develop triple modular redundant (TMR) gas turbine control systems as part of MJBI’s gas turbine retrofit capabilities for customers worldwide.
“At Valmet, we have developed our capabilities and services in turbine automation systems for several years. The partnership with MJBI will accelerate our market growth in the automation business for gas turbine retrofit projects, as MJBI will include our automation system as part of its complete gas turbine retrofit projects,” said Kari S. Heikkilä, director, Partner Business, Automation, Valmet.
Valmet develops and supplies technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries and has its head office in Espoo, Finland.
MJBI will use Valmet’s gas turbine automation controllers with its own Sentinel C control systems to replace obsolete GE triple modular redundant control systems.
MJBI specializes in the frame range of turbines designed by GE and its former business and manufacturing associates, the company said. MJBI facilities are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Glasgow, Scotland.