Positioning in service markets, MRO providers investing in 3D Printing, O&M Service focus in windpower
Market events

WorleyParsons is buying the energy arm of Jacobs Engineering. The transaction will bring complementary capabilities in key business lines, including a best-in-class onshore and downstream MMO (maintenance, modifications and operations) capability, allowing customers to benefit from an expanded integrated solutions offering.

Wartsila reported lower than expected quarterly profit and orders and downgraded the demand outlook for its services division, sending its shares down 9 percent. Services account for almost half of the company’s revenue and Wartsila service orders from the marine sector have been slow to pick up as the global shipbuilding industry recovers from a lengthy downturn. In addition, Wartsila said its power plant business was hit by postponed investment decisions by clients uncertain about the global environment due to ongoing trade disputes.

Maintenance Contracting: Groupe Delom, a Canadian maintenance services contractor for process and heavy industries, including hydroelectric, wind and nuclear power, mining, pulp and paper, petrochemical,s aluminum smelting, and rail and marine with more than 350 people was sold to Wajax, an industrial products and services provider.

Industrial Equipment: Sulzer and Nidec announce a distributor agreement (sales and services) for Nidec’s medium voltage drives for North America focused on oil and gas.  Sulzer said its extensive network of service centers throughout the region will provide expert, local support from one of the world’s leading independent repair specialists of electromechanical equipment.

MRO: A number of East African airlines seeking salvation through services. For market positioning enter partnerships with Rolls Royce, GE and Boeing.

PLC, the Italian clean energy group, will acquire a majority stake in the operations and maintenance (O&M) arm of Romanian renewables and water company Monsson Group.

Technology

US Navy to extend use of 3D Printing for aircraft parts, plans to modify complex logistics chains and optimization methodologies

GKN Aerospace opens new 3D Printing repair facility in Malaysia. The repair facility new site will be the company’s first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on the application of 3D printing in repair. It will begin operations with servicing high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine components and plans to employ 300 people by 2020.

Lufthansa Technik, in collaboration with Oerlikon, launches 3D Printing Center for Aircraft MRO

Oil and gas operations: Technology in oil and gas operations, including big data, automation and AI, remote monitoring, drones and blockchain

Windpower and Renewables

WindEnergy Hamburg Expo focuses mainly on O&M Services

Siemens-Gamesa wins 900 MW windpower contract in Taiwan: 112 turbines, including O&M services