GE Oil & Gas has received a contract of more than $94 million to supply two gas turbine-driven compression units and two additional gas turbines for power generation, to be used for the expansion of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Oman.
The equipment will be used to add a third LNG train for the plant, which is owned by the government of Oman and is located at Qalhat. The main contractor for the project is CME Engineering FZCO of Dubai.
Two of the Frame 6 gas turbines are scheduled to be shipped by the end of April 2004, while the propane and mixed refrigerant trains will be shipped by the end of June and July 2004, respectively. Commercial operation is expected by the end of 2005.
GE will supply a mixed refrigerant compression train composed of axial/centrifugal compressors driven by a GE MS7121EA (Frame 7) gas turbine; a propane refrigerant compression train composed of centrifugal compressors driven by a GE MS6581B (Frame 6) gas turbine; and two additional Frame 6 gas turbine-generators which will feed power to the starter/helper motors of the main refrigerant turbo compressor trains and to the plant auxiliary equipment. The new turbo compressor train #3 will increase plant output by 3.3 million tons of LNG per year.
Most of the equipment will be manufactured and packaged at GE Oil & Gas facilities in Florence, Italy although the Frame 7 gas turbine will be built in GE's US plant and rotors for the Frame 6 gas turbines will be supplied from GE's facility in Belfort, France. — (menareport.com)
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