Valmet and MJB International in Dubai sign a cooperation agreement for gas turbine automation

Valmet Oyj's trade press release on June 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet has signed a cooperation agreement for gas turbine automation with MJB International Ltd (MJBI), an independent total gas turbine service provider with main locations in Scotland, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE. According to the agreement, Valmet together with MJBI will develop triple modular redundant (TMR) gas turbine control systems as part of MJBI's gas turbine retrofit capabilities for customers around the world.

"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," says Kari S. Heikkilä, Director, Partner Business, Automation, Valmet.

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.

"Most automation hardware suppliers' systems are not capable of achieving triple redundancy. Valmet's and MJBI's control application specialists have now together developed a unique service solution for industrial gas turbine owners and operators," says Douglas Calderhead, Member of MEC of MJBI.

Valmet has signed a cooperation agreement for gas turbine automation with MJB International Ltd (MJBI). Pictured from the left, Johan Musch, Key Account Manager, Valmet; Neil Buckland, Director, Sales & Services, UK, Valmet; Douglas Calderhead, Member of MJBI of MEC; Kari Heikkilä, Director, Partner Business, Valmet; Darren Smith, Sales Manager, UK, Valmet; and Phil Kyle, Head of C&I Engineering, MJBI.

Information about MJB International Ltd

MJB International Ltd is one of the largest independent total service providers to owners and operators of industrial gas turbines worldwide. The company specializes in the frame range of turbines designed by General Electric and its former business and manufacturing associates. The company's facilities are located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Glasgow, Scotland.

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For further information, please contact:
Kari S. Heikkilä, Director, Partner Business, Automation, Valmet, Tel. +358 40 552 8372

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