GE International and Galvatek Sign Contract Over MRO Technology

GE International and Galvatek have signed a contract regarding a delivery of fully automated aero engine chemical cleaning and inspection lines to Emirates Airlines in Dubai.

World-leading jet engine producer General Electric International (GE) and Galvatek have signed a contract regarding a delivery of fully automated aero engine chemical cleaning and inspection lines to Emirates Airlines in Dubai. Close cooperation with GE is an important milestone in Galvatek’s company history and strengthens its position considerably in the highly competitive aviation MRO market.

The chemical cleaning and inspection shop equipment by Galvatek will be serving the aero engine maintenance needs of Emirates Airlines. The six million euro contract includes a fully automated chemical cleaning line (CCL), a fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) line from Galvatek’s main subcontractor Finnsonic, mechanical cleaning equipment and an advanced waste water treatment plant (WWTP).

The equipment was tailored according to the customer’s needs and requirements during deliberations which took close to a year. The final destination of the machinery will be Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where one of the world’s biggest and most advanced MRO unit is presently being built with a yearly capacity of impressive 300 engines. The Galvatek equipment is erected using local subcontractors under the guidance and control of our own experts. The complete system will be introduced into service during 2014.

International Experience Favored Galvatek

A number of prominent suppliers from Asia and United States took part in the bid over the sought after contract with GE International.

Galvatek’s main merits were the company’s impressive international reference catalogue, especially with  the chemical surface treatment technology and its expertise in demanding project management.

The contract shows strong confidence towards Galvatek’s technological know-how and project managing skills.

New Service Concept Proves Successful

Just few years ago, Galvatek introduced a brand new CE4MRO concept to the aviation industry MRO market. The concept was developed in cooperation with Finnsonic, a Finnish company specialized in advanced industrial cleaning systems, in response the evident need for more advanced automation and demand for more comprehensive equipment systems.

Finnsonic also delivers the fluorescent penetrant inspection line (FPI) equipment as part of the CE4MRO, making company the main subcontractor in the project.

As well as General Electric, Galvatek’s customers in the aviation industry include Pratt &Whitney, Rolls Royce and many major airlines of their respected countries, including Lufthansa, All Nippon Airlines and Singapore Airlines.

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