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GE Oil & Gas Awarded Contract Worth Over $200M for GASCO’s IGD Project, Abu Dhabi

01 February 2010

GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract worth over $200 million, by Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company (HDEC), to supply eight gas turbines and related services for the Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (GASCO) integrated gas development (IGD) project at Habshan in Abu Dhabi.

Supporting the government’s initiative to meet the rising demand for energy within the Emirate, the Habshan 5 IGD project is one of the largest gas processing complexes in the world.

Combined, the eight GE Frame 6B gas turbine units will provide more than 250 megawatts of power for the Habshan 5 plant, which will have four gas processing trains and will add a total processing capacity of 2,000 Million Cubic Feet (MCFD) of gas per day.

Abdul Aziz Al Ameri, senior vice president, GASCO Major Projects Group said: “Habshan 5 is an important part of GASCO’s plan to increase overall gas processing capacity to meet growing natural gas demand. The supply of reliable power for the plant is obviously critical to the long-term success of the project. Selection of GE by HDEC was approved by us considering its technology leadership and proven track record as a long-term partner.”

Mohammad Ayoub, operations leader and regional general manager, Middle East, GE Oil & Gas said: “We are delighted to be supporting the IGD project which builds upon our already strong presence in Abu Dhabi, where we have supplied more than 70% of the gas turbines in GASCO’s installed fleet. With more than 900 units in service worldwide, the reliability, efficiency and versatility of GE’s Frame 6 gas turbine technology are proven in a wide range of applications.”

The eight GE Oil & Gas gas turbines being supplied for the Habshan 5 project are Frame 6B models, each with a power capacity of 32 megawatts at design site conditions. In addition, all eight units will be equipped with advanced dry low NOx (DLN) combustors for emissions control, lube oil systems and other auxiliary equipment.

The gas turbines are scheduled for shipment during the first half of 2011, with commercial operation of the Habshan 5 facility expected by the end of 2012.