Why should I purchase my steam turbine
generator package from a packager?
Just by virtue of the nature of the product,
and as the name (steam turbine generator
"package") implies, what you are purchasing
is a package of a number of different and
technically diverse high-ticket products
combined into a highly engineered package
requiring in-depth engineering expertise
over that broad range of products and
disciplines. A T-G package is more than just
a collection of different equipment placed in
close proximity to one another. The output of
the first piece is the input to the second piece
and so on. There is a matching of inputs and
outputs that must be acheived.
Couldn't one of the T-G package
component OEMs do the packaging?
Yes, that is certainly a possibility. However, is it the best
alternative for you, the purchaser? None of the component OEMs specialize
exclusively in T-G packages, and thus their focus is somewhat diluted. Any OEM
would undoubtedly maintain an engineering staff well suited to their main
product focus. What about the many other components, some of which require
vastly different engineering disciplines? Typically, no one OEM manufactures
more than 40% of the T-G package. Consequently, 60% or more of any T-G package
would require engineering expertise different from the OEM's primary engineering
focus. A T-G packager, dedicated to only that business, will have on staff or on
retainer engineering expertise covering the complete range of technical
disciplines. STG is not only dedicated to the packaging of turbine generators, but our focus is directed at only steam turbine
Won't a packager be more expensive
because all components will be marked up?
Not necessarily. Because even OEMs will have to purchase at least 60% of the
package, and most of the OEMs capable of packaging are larger and have much
higher burden rates than a typical T-G packager. Therefore, their component mark
ups are higher, and their cost to package is greater than most T-G packagers.