When faced with the problem of reducing the weight of the Gas Turbine, Alstom Power
decided to replace the steel platform structures with an equivalent in load bearing
glass fibre which would be lighter. The first difficulty they had to overcome, however,
was to select a specialist GRP manufacturing company which was also capable of providing
both the structural calculations and drawings as well as having the ability to supply
the end products which had to fit the existing prepared steel work. Racolin were
able to fulfil the customer requirements and complete the project within a period
of 8 months.
In 2004, Racolin Ltd were invited by Siemens, the new owners of Alstom’s Gas Turbine
business, to visit Abu Dhabi and advise in the final stages of GRP assembly.