Companies Deepen Cooperation and Partnership
GE Marine and TUSAS Engine Industries, Inc (TEI) signed an MoU during IDEF 2021 in Istanbul this week, under which the two companies will explore “additional localization efforts relating to the manufacture, assembly and repair of GE’s LM2500 and LM500 gas turbines.”
“GE Marine and TEI have partnered in Turkey for many years. With this MoU in place, we hope to discover other opportunities for TEI to play a critical role in supporting the Turkish shipbuilding industry in partnership with GE Marine,” commented Steve Rogers, EMEA Business Development and Sales Director, GE Marine. “Our philosophy is to provide in-country support from build to delivery to lifetime maintenance of GE’s gas turbines.” The agreement also seeks ways to incorporate TEI into various design processes for potential naval programmes.
“Since 1985, with its partner GE, TEI has been a major player in the defence and aerospace industries, by manufacturing high quality aero engine components, rendering preeminent in-service support for military and commercial engines, and producing and servicing its indigenous engines, not only for national needs but also global OEMs and end-users,” explained Dr Mahmut Faruk Akşit, CEO and President of TEI. “With this signed MoU, TEI will have the opportunity to become an approved and certified OEM service provider to Turkey’s marine engines and exported fleet of LM2500 family and LM500 gas turbines. This collaboration also will enable the localisation efforts in design, component manufacturing, assembly and test of such aeroderivative gas turbines and open new doors for utilising the capability of other local companies and organic depots in the ecosystem.”