These gensets are the first pair of 22 heavy duty canopied units heading to the Middle East for use in the extreme climatic conditions.
These generators have been designed and built to meet our customers exacting specifications, ensuring they are perfect for the job. Cummins Inc. QSX15 diesel engines and CGT Stamford HCI534D2 twin bearing alternators were selected to offer maximum duty up-time. The canopies achieve the desired 85dBA at 1m and our surface protection meeting the ISO EN 12944 Cat 5 is offered with the 5 year warranty our Customer requires.
These generators may look ordinary but you should never judge a book by its cover.
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It’s official, Issue One of ‘G & M News’ is here!
The first edition of our newsletter discusses our highlights of 2018. From Floating Laboratories to Golf Days, it gives you a flavour of some of our key moments from the past year.
Click on the link below to read:
G & M Newsletter Issue 1
We were delighted to welcome Ms Ratee Prasad (Managing Director of Pratex Power Vision PVT) and her co-Director Rear Admiral Shankar Mathur (IN Retd.)
We had the pleasure of giving our friends from Pratex the grand tour of our new facilities.
Pratex Power Vision represents not only the interests of G & M Tex in India but also those of Tex ATC Division (Air Traffic Control Towers) and TEX SPECIAL PROJECTS LIMITED which conducts specialist consultancy roles for both civilian and military engineering applications.
The RRS Sir David Attenborough is a £200m state-of-the art research vessel for polar science. This incredible vessel houses G & M Tex packaged generators. This was the first British-built polar research vessel with a helicopter deck, and we are proud to say the generators were also manufactured and tested in the UK. This ship is an impressive 128 metres long with a displacement of some 15,000 tonnes.
Due to the extreme environment in which this vessel will operate, the generators had to be able to withstand a number of rigorous ambient conditions including temperatures as low as -35c.
This ship was built to be deployed in both Antarctica and the Arctic. With the ability to spend up to 60 days in the sea-ice collecting scientific data whilst accommodating 30 crew members and 60 scientists. This is one of the most sophisticated floating research laboratories to be working in these areas.
Boaty McBoatface hasn’t been forgotten as one of the marine gliders onboard has inherited the name.
A NATO Classified Project progressing in an anonymous location does sound like a rather fanciful statement, but we can assure you, this project is anything but.
This particular engine has to be extensively tested over many hundreds of hours to demonstrate its reliability and durability to our Customer, before it is integrated into the rest of the bespoke genset.
The documentary ‘Warship: Life at Sea’ was aired in November 2018 on Channel 5, UK.
This incredible series gives a behind the scenes look at the everyday life onboard one of these T45 Destroyers. G & M was commissioned to produce the highly specialised emergency generators for all six of the Daring-Air-Class Defence Destroyers.
To watch, click here.
Here at G & M, we are excited to have started working on a brand new project which we have secured. The order is for multiple generator sets worth in excess of £1m.
We have been selected due to our Customer’s confidence that the finished product will withstand the extreme climatic conditions of the Middle East – a confidence based on our many decades of providing Generating Solutions. Cummins diesel engines and CGT Stamford alternators have been selected for this heavy duty application.
Kilimanjaro V11 – the first passenger ferry to be powered by Cummins’ latest QSK95 propulsion engines.
Capable of 32 knots and carrying 500 passengers, this new generation high speed ferry depends on AC power from 2 x Cummins C-Power marine generators packaged and tested by G & M TEX in its new factory facility in the U.K.
To read the full details of this project on the Cummins website, click here.
Our brand new manufacturing facility was completed in January 2017 and is fully up and running!
Our fantastic new home offers increased capacity, more efficient working space. It accommodates all of the facilities we had before, plus ones to enable us to run with current product trends.
This is allowing us to work more efficiently with an even higher quality, so it has been a revolutionary refurbishment for us. Here are a few of the things which we have benefitted from since:
- Increased fabrication capacity to 5 tonnes per piece
- Upgraded test capability to 4500kwe (5625kVA)
- Enhanced test equipment for variable speed generators
- Easier testing for Diesel Electric Propulsion Generators
- Improved air flow for testing Radiator cooled sets >1.5mVA
- Increased handling capacity to 40 tonnes
- Packaging of Medium Speed Generators
- Test capability for Natural Gas and Dual Fuel engines
- More efficient Paint Shop access for larger items