GE to supply refurbished turbine modules

GE's Oil & Gas group will provide refurbished compressor modules for two gas turbines at the St. Fergus gas terminal on the northeast coast of Scotland, 60 km north of Aberdeen.

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(North Sea)-GE's Oil & Gas group will provide refurbished compressor modules for two gas turbines at the St. Fergus gas terminal on the northeast coast of Scotland, 60 km north of Aberdeen.

Owned and operated by Shell U.K. Ltd., the St. Fergus station receives and processes gas from more than 20 North Sea fields and meets up to 15% of the United Kingdom's natural gas requirements. The two GE Frame 5/2B gas turbines at the facility are being used to drive two Elliott barrel centrifugal compressors.

Oil & Gas is supplying refurbished high-pressure and low-pressure sections for the two gas turbines. It will mark the first time that GE's modular replacement method has been applied for a project in the North Sea region, and the second time in the world. Earlier this year, GE announced it was using the new modular approach as part of a service agreement with Atlantic LNG in Trinidad.

The GE contract also includes the supply of spare parts for both units, full-speed no-load testing of the modules at Oil & Gas facilities in Florence, Italy, and turnkey installation and commissioning services.

The two refurbished units will be shipped from Florence to the St. Fergus facility in the 2Q2006 and 2Q2007.

09/29/05

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