Solar Turbines
Desoto, Texas, USA

Facility Type:

12 MW Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Gas Turbine Engine Test Facility

Engine Types:

Mars, Titan & Taurus (Hot & Cold End Drive Variants)


MDS was responsible for the complete engineering and project management for the detailed design and supply of Engine Test Systems for production and overhaul testing of industrial gas turbine engines. This flexible test facility was designed to accommodate several hot end and cold end drive engine variants in a production environment.

Scope of Work:

  • Fully automated high throughput engine handling solution (Engine Adapter and Transportation Cart);
  • Quick connect engine/package docking in the facility;
  • Quick connect mechanical and electrical services; and
  • Fully automated translating inlet and exhaust systems to allow both hot and cold end drive test capability within the same test cell.