GE signs 18-year service contract with Qatar’s Ras Laffan LNG project
In the deal worth over $100 million, GE Power Systems, the energy services business of the US-based General Electric, has signed two contractual service agreements (CSA) with Qatar’s Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company (RLLNG) and Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company II (RLLNGII).
GE Power Systems has agreed to provide planned maintenance services for a period of up to 18 years for the gas turbines power generation and mechanical drive equipment at RLLNG and RLLNG II, companies primarily owned by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil.
GE Power Systems will ensure availability and output of the GE Frame 6B Power Drive and GE Frame 7E Mechanical Drive machines and will also provide a contract performance manager—a fully dedicated resident engineer to supervise maintenance projects for the machines.
GE Power Systems will have installed 11 GE turbines at the natural gas plant in Qatar over the past five years. Now, with the new service agreement, General Electric will be able to provide to RLLNG a comprehensive service that includes product installation through after-sales service.
GE has been active in the Gulf since 1933. Its activities in the region are conducted through direct presence, joint ventures, strategic alliances and a wide network of distributors. GE has completed strategic projects in various hi-tech industrial sectors, defense-related contracts and major infrastructure developments.
GE is a diversified technology, manufacturing and services company. It is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index that was also included in the original listing of 1896. GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs nearly 300,000 people worldwide.
GE Power Systems is one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation technology, energy services and energy management. The business has the largest installed base of power generation equipment in the global energy industry. GE Power Systems provides turnkey equipment, service and management solutions across the power generation, oil and gas, distributed power and energy rental industries. — (menareport.com)
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