Siemens has shipped its first Industrial Trent 60 gas turbine generator package from its manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio to Abu Dhabi.
The package was shipped to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company's (ADMA-OPCO) Satah Al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field project on Zirku Island, about 75 miles northwest of Abu Dhabi. It will be the first of five Industrial Trent 60 power generation packages to be delivered, installed, and commissioned for ADMA-OPCO. The order includes three Aeroderivative Gas Turbine (AGT) dual-fuel units and two gas-only units.
The Industrial Trent 60 AGT generates up to 66 MW of electric power in simple-cycle operation and runs at 42-percent efficiency, Originally developed for use in aviation, AGTs offer compact, light-weight designs suited for power generation in the oil and gas industry. They also perform well in distributed power generation applications due to their high efficiency and fast-start capabilities.
"As the first High Scale Siemens AGT project in Abu Dhabi, the shipment of this first package is an important milestone in our contribution to the UAE's energy sector," said Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East and United Arab Emirates. "The SARB offshore oil field project will be a key component of the UAE's economic strength, and we are proud that our advanced turbine technology will be responsible for making it a reality."
The offshore project is being implemented in seven stages and involves the reclamation and construction of two artificial islands to facilitate drilling works for the extraction of crude oil from the field. The first installation phase is expected to begin in May 2016, with commissioning of dual-fuel operation completed by 2018.