Extreme environment gas turbines launched by GE

-60C generators developed for power station at Vankor Oil Field

Steam turbine rotor assembly at the GE plant.
Steam turbine rotor assembly at the GE plant.

GE Oil & Gas has designed unique gas turbine generators that can operate in temperatures down to -60ºC for a power plant project at the Vankor oil field owned by Rosneft oil company.

The 210 MWt gas turbine power station at the Vankor oil field will become the only complete source of power and heat used for life support and oil and gas production, as well as part of the first stage of the oil field’s launch into operation. Rosneft obtained licenses to explore the oil field in 2003.

GE Oil & Gas is supplying eight gas turbine generators based on MS5001PA gas turbines. To ensure reliable operation of the equipment in extreme climatic conditions, the company has developed a special turbine design and used automated heating systems to transport and store the equipment on the site.

The gas turbine generators were delivered ahead of schedule under two contracts signed in December 2006 and May 2008. Four units were delivered to the customer in August 2007 and another four – in March 2009. GE will also train experts that will provide technical maintenance of the gas turbines on the site.

“We are delighted to consolidate our partnership with Rosneft through the supply of MS5001PA gas turbines. This contract acknowledges the utmost reliability of our product structured equipment which can be customized to withstand operations in the world’s harshest climatic conditions, for example, from minus sixty degrees centigrade in Siberia to plus sixty degrees centigrade in Africa and the Middle East,” said Alexander Chuvayev, GE Oil & Gas region sales executive for Russia and CIS.

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