The history of the gas turbine for power generation can date back to the beginning of 20th century when a British engineer, Sir Frank Whittle and a German scientist, Hans von Ohain, independently developed a gas turbine for aircraft propulsion. Also, in the same period, the first gas turbine for power generation was operational in 1939 in Neufchateau, Switzerland. Ever since, the explosion of gas turbine designs in the different parts of the world has never stopped.
The Dutch Gas Turbine Association is a sector association for the gas turbine industry in the Netherlands. The association was established in 1981 with the help of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The main goal is to initiate, encourage and support a broad range of activities, with the aim to strengthen the technological, commercial and labour market position of this gas turbine industry.