Siemens gas turbine generator heads to SARB offshore Abu Dhabi

Offshore staff

ERLANGEN, GermanySiemens has shipped the first of five Industrial Trent 60 gas turbine generator packages from its plant in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to ADMA-OPCO’s Satah Al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field project on Zirku Island, 120 km (74.6 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

The Aeroderivative Gas Turbine (AGT) is the first of three dual-fuel units that will be delivered as part of the order, which also includes two gas-only units.

Industrial Trent 60 can generate up to 66 MW of electric power in simple cycle service, at 42%. Siemens claims the technology has set a new benchmark for fuel economy and fuel burn cost savings.

AGTs, originally developed for use in aviation, are compact, lighter-weight designs said to feature high efficiency and fast-start capabilities.

The SARB offshore oil field project will have capacity to produce 100,000 b/d of oil and 35 MMcf/d of gas.

Development is in seven stages and primarily involves the reclamation and construction of two artificial islands to facilitate drilling for the extraction of crude oil from the field.

The first installation phase is due to start this month with commissioning on Dual Fuel Operation completed by 2018, and completion of plant commissioning on gas by 2019.


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A Industrial Trent 60 gas turbine for the SARB offshore oil field project on Zirku Island, Abu Dhabi, Middle East. (Courtesy Siemens)

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