GE Oil and Gas awarded contract for Peru liquefied natural gas plant

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GE Oil and Gas awarded contract for Peru liquefied natural gas plant

GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) today announced it has been awarded a long-term contractual service agreement (CSA) through General Electric International Peru to support the PERU LNG S.R.L liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Pampa Melchorita, Peru, approximately 100 miles south of Lima. The facility is South America’s LNG production plant.

The new CSA agreement will cover the plant’s services requirements for 13 years.

Open since June 2010, the plant has an estimated annual production capacity of 4.4 million tons of LNG. The complex also consists of two storage tanks—each with a capacity of 130,000 cubic meters of LNG, a marine terminal and a supply pipeline. The LNG plant is owned by PERU LNG S.R.L., a company sponsored by Hunt Oil Company, SK Innovation, Shell and Marubeni.

Under the new CSA, GE Oil & Gas will cover all major maintenance requirements (including parts, repairs and field services) for the plant’s liquefaction train, which is comprised of GE 7EA units and compressors along with associated auxiliaries. The CSA also will cover the site’s power generation equipment that consists of three GE LM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbine-generators and auxiliaries. In addition to major maintenance, GE Oil & Gas also will provide a resident support team to assist with all aspects of maintenance on GE equipment as well as a Predictivity package for remote equipment monitoring.

After the PERU LNG production facility began operating in 2010, another vendor had served as the original CSA provider before PERU LNG decided to switch to GE Oil & Gas.

“We are pleased to sign this new CSA with GE because the original equipment manufacturer will provide the parts and repair services as well as the technical expertise of GE’s resident team of field engineers to help ensure the optimal reliability and potential increased availability of our LNG production facility,” said Igor Salazar, general manager of PERU LNG S.R.L.

“This most recent win for GE Oil & Gas is a testament to our focus, commitment, understanding and strong local and regional capabilities,” said Edgardo Torres, GE Oil & Gas’ region leader for turbomachinery services, Latin America.

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