GE, ZKMK form turbine partnership

GE Oil & Gas and JSC ZKMK have formed a technology transfer and licensing partnership, allowing ZKMK to manufacture GE-10 gas turbines in Kazakhstan.

Offshore staff

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- GE Oil & Gas and JSC ZKMK have formed a technology transfer and licensing partnership, allowing ZKMK to manufacture GE-10 gas turbines in Kazakhstan.

Under the heads of agreement, ZKMK will manufacture, supply, test, and service these machines for deployment in infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan.

The GE-10 is a 10-14 MW range gas turbine designed for mechanical drive applications including pipelines, re-injection, and other on- and offshore oil and gas field services.

Alibi Akhmedzhanov, general director, JSC ZKMK said: “This gas turbine manufacturing partnership builds on our existing service agreement with GE Oil & Gas and enhances the range of support that we can offer local customers. Teaming with GE… will bring positive benefits to our company, to the local Kazak economy and to major energy infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan and across Central Asia.”

ZKMK is a Kazakh engineering manufacturing company specializing in complex parts production, assembly, repair, and maintenance for the oil, gas, processing and power industries. It implements complex projects under the terms of EPC contracting.

11/11/2010

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