A visit from Pratex Power Vision, India

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 (or Boaty McBoatface if you prefer).

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.

Some Projects can be a Little ‘Testing’

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.

 

Warship: Life at Sea

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.

Gensets for Extreme Conditions

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 VII

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 New Home

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

 

UK Royal Navy T45 Emergency Generators

G&M Tex design and manufacture bespoke generators and control systems for marine vessels such as Royal Navy Destroyers and superyachts, offshore environments including oil and gas platforms, and critical backup power systems for airports, data centres and hospitals

Working on behalf of BAE Systems Surface Ships, G&M Tex are the proud suppliers of the bespoke emergency generators for the Type 45 UK Royal Navy Destroyers. Unclassified design considerations include:

  • 24V electric starter
  • Secondary hydraulic starter
  • Software free control
  • Polar code considerations
  • Unique floating core radiator
  • Paint finish to EN ISO12944 Cat 5
  • LRS compliant
  • 6 x 250 kW radiator cooled gensets
  • Shock tested to MoD standards
  • Cummins KTA19 engines, Newage alternators and Selco controls

INMEX SMM India 2017

The Tex Special Projects stand featured UK’s Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier, the biggest and most powerful warship ever constructed for the Royal Navy, and showcased the technologically advanced FLYCO (Flying Control Room) designed and manufactured by Tex. In recognition of the contribution to both the project and the innovation of such an advance in glazing for the maritime environment, Tex Special Projects was awarded the industry coveted BAE Systems Design Award.

INMEX SMM India 2017 was a great success and G&M Tex would like to send out a big thank you to colleagues, partners, clients and industry leaders from 32 countries. Once again INMEX has proved to be a fantastic venue and allowed us to demonstrate our unrivalled expertise in bespoke generator systems for both military and civilian application.

The Tex Special Projects stand featured UK’s Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier, the biggest and most powerful warship ever constructed for the Royal Navy, and showcased the technologically advanced FLYCO (Flying Control Room) designed and manufactured by Tex. In recognition of the contribution to both the project and the innovation of such an advance in glazing for the maritime environment, Tex Special Projects was awarded the industry coveted BAE Systems Design Award.
INMEX SMM India 2017 was a great success.

G&M Tex, along with other companies in the Tex Holdings Group are now represented in India by Pratex Power Vision. The Pratex stand showcased UK’s Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier, the biggest and most powerful warship ever constructed for the Royal Navy; the advanced FLYCO (Flying Control Room) was designed and manufactured by Tex Special Project, part of Tex Holdings PLC.

G&M Tex displayed recent projects including UK Royal Navy T45 Destroyers, US Navy Mobile Lift Platforms, Australian Navy Cape Class OPV’s, and Shocktested 380kWe Naval Emergency Generators.

G&M Tex design and manufacture bespoke generators and control systems for marine vessels such as Royal Navy Destroyers and superyachts, offshore environments including oil and gas platforms, and critical backup power systems for airports, data centres and hospitals.
A big thank you to colleagues, partners, clients and industry leaders from 32 countries.

Key members from the Pratex Power Vision Group were able to attend (see picture at top of page), including (from left to right) Shankar Mathur (Director, Pratex Power Vision), Ratee Prasad (Managing Director, Pratex Power Vision), Amanda Ritchie (Technical Consultant), Stephen Codd (Managing Director, Eurotex International), David Ritchie (Technical Consultant, Tex Special Projects), and Greg Chadwick (Managing Director, G&M Tex).