German Siemens has shipped its first Industrial Trent 60 gas turbine generator package to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company’s (ADMA-OPCO) Satah Al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field project on Zirku Island, AME Info reported.
The shipment will be the first of five Industrial Trent 60 power generation packages to be delivered, installed and commissioned for ADMA-OPCO. The aeroderivative gas turbine (AGT) is the first of three dual fuel units that will be delivered as part of the order that also includes two gas only units, according to Oil Review Middle East.
The Siemens Industrial Trent 60, which is manufactured at the company’s facility in the US, is the most advanced AGT available today, according to the company. It generates up to 66MW of electric power in simple-cycle service, at 42% efficiency. AGTs are compact, lighter-weight designs that are ideally suited for power generation in the oil and gas industry. Their high efficiency and fast-start capabilities mean that AGTs also perform well in distributed power generation applications.
ADMA-OPCO’s SARB offshore oil field project is being built on Zirku Island, which is located 120km northwest of Abu Dhabi. The SARB offshore oil field project will have a capacity of 100,000b/d of oil and 35mcf/d of gas. The offshore project is being implemented in seven stages and primarily involves the reclamation and construction of two artificial islands to facilitate drilling works for the extraction of crude oil from the field. The first phase of commissioning Duel Fuel Operation is expected to completed by 2018, and completion of plant commissioning on gas by 2019.