Siemens introduces new gas turbine for offshore applications

Offshore staff

MUNICH, Germany Siemens has introduced a new gas turbine aimed at the oil and gas market. The Industrial RB211-GT30 targets offshore applications in particular, said Siemens.

The Industrial RB211-GT30 gas turbine drives a two-pole AC generator at either 60 Hz or 50 Hz with no need for a gearbox, with savings in weight and footprint, said Siemens. The package is 30% smaller and lighter than its predecessor. It is designed specifically for offshore duty, with a three-point base mount and torque tube design.

The complete gas turbine can be removed from either side of the package and exchanged in less than 24 hours, thanks to a rail system built into the package.

“With our Industrial RB211-GT30, we’re introducing a new benchmark in power generation solutions for the global oil and gas industry, especially for FPSOs,” said Thomas Flommersfeld, head of Strategy and Portfolio Management in the Distributed Generation Business Unit of Siemens.

“Joining forces with Dresser-Rand to ensure maximum proximity to our customers, we’re offering the latest evolution of the trusted Industrial RB211 aero-derivative technology, enhanced to set new standards of power density, reduced down time, and easy maintenance.”


Siemens Industrial RB211-GT30 gas turbine
The rendering shows the Siemens Industrial RB211-GT30 gas turbine for FPSO application. (Courtesy Siemens)

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