Dresser-Rand supplies generators to Zohr gasfield
Three SGT-400 gas turbine-generator sets destined for largest natural gas field in the Mediterranean sea
The Dresser-Rand business received an order from Egypt-based Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) for three model SGT-400 industrial gas turbines, including associated electrical generators to be delivered by early next year.
Petrobel, a joint venture formed by Italian oil and gas company, Eni, and Egypt’s General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), is developing the Zohr gas field, located about 200 kilometers off Egypt's Mediterranean coastline. The order scope also encompasses a service package that includes spare parts supply and on-site maintenance.
The SGT-400 turbines, manufactured at the Siemens operation located in Lincoln, England, will be integral to the supply of electric power to the natural gas processing facility currently under construction. Each of these turbines is rated at an ISO-based electrical generating capacity of 12.9 megawatts (MW). The robust efficiency of the turbine lowers fuel consumption and thus operating costs, and enables the operator to sell more gas to its customers. Furthermore, the additional quantity of electricity generated provides flexibility should plans call for an increase in the gas processing facility’s production capacity.