GE Trans Gen-Sets for Kuwaiti Oil Facility
GE Transportation’s stationary power business announced it has supplied Petrofac International, Ltd., Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, with five diesel generator sets that will provide standby power for a Kuwait Oil Company gathering center.
“This project marks an expansion into the oil and gas market in the Middle East for our reliable diesel gen-sets,” said John Manison, manager of GE Marine & Stationary Power, Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. “These rugged gen-sets are designed with customer requirements in mind, such as operation in the harsh desert environment where many oil and gas fields are situated.”
The four GE 12V228 diesel gen-sets, each rated at 2.0 MW continuous, and one GE 16V228 genset rated at 2.5 MW continuous provided by Petrofac International will be used as part of a major upgrade project at a Kuwait Oil Company gathering center.
The diesel engines were manufactured at GE’s Grove City, Pennsylvania, facility. The company’s distribution partner, Intergen, Milan, Italy, packaged the generators for this project. The gen-sets are expected to be installed at the site by the end of the second quarter 2007, and operation will follow in late 2007.