GPW Turbine Support was established in 2004, following the discontinuation of Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (Rotterdam Dry-dock Company or RDM). GPW Turbine Support started its operations in January of 2005. Virtually all of our employees previously worked at RDM and earned their BEMETEL (metal-working and electrical engineering) diplomas at the company school. They are therefore highly skilled.
Furthermore, our employees have attended many practical training courses (in hydraulic and pneumatic engineering, low-pressure flange engineering, high-pressure flange engineering, ground-controlled crane operation, forklift truck operation) and they have gained extensive experience in a generally wide variety of projects at RDM, including the construction of new steam turbines and control valves, the repair and construction of new submarines, offshore work such as the construction of new pipe-laying vessels, the repair of Heerema (Hermod) crane hooks, hydraulic cylinders for the Eastern Scheldt Storm Surge Barrier, and miscellaneous military contracts such as the complete overhaul of M109 howitzers and Leopard 2 battle tanks.
GPW Turbine Support thus has evolved into an all-round company.