GE technology powers first gravity-based offshore LNG terminal

GE Oil & Gas has delivered a fully modularized gas turbine power generation system for the world’s first gravity-based offshore LNG terminal.

Offshore staff

FLORENCE, Italy -- GE Oil & Gas has delivered a fully modularized gas turbine power generation system for the world’s first gravity-based offshore LNG terminal.

Owned and operated by Adriatic LNG, the terminal is moored in waters depths of 30 m (98 ft), 17 km (11 mi) off Italy’s northeast coast.

The LNG terminal’s operations are powered by three GE10 low-emission gas turbines: two GE10-1 single gas modules, and one GE10-1 dual fuel gas turbine - providing a total power output of 30 megawatts.

In addition, all three units feature GE’s Dry Low NOx (DLN) combustion system that achieves NOx emissions below 15 parts per million – enabling the terminal to meet the emissions reduction and environmental regulations prescribed by the Italian regulator.

GE will maintain the terminal’s power plant equipment through an 18-year contract service agreement. The gas turbine modules were assembled and full-load tested at GE’s Avenza Yard, near the company’s components testing site in Massa, Italy.

Adriatic LNG is a joint venture between Qatar Terminal (45%), ExxonMobil Italiana Gas (45%), and Edison SpA (10%).

11/24/2009

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