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GE Signs Service Agreement for LNG Complex in Qatar

Posted on December 28, 2005

GE Energy and RasGas Company Limited have signed a multi-million dollar agreement calling for GE to supply a full range of services over a 25-year period for 22 gas turbines operating at the RasGas LNG production complex in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The GE contractual service agreement (CSA) includes supply of parts, repairs and field services for planned and unplanned outages for the gas turbines and associated equipment, as well as performance guarantees, outage planning inventory management support and training of local personnel.

The 22 GE gas turbines are driving five compression trains totaling 20.7 million metric tons of LNG production per year and also are providing electric power for the LNG complex. Installation of the units started in 1997 and will be completed by 2008. The gas turbines include ten GE 7001EA units, nine GE 6001B machines and three GE 5002D units.

Compression trains 1 and 2 are owned by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited, while trains 3, 4 and 5 are owned by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (II). In addition, the GE service agreement covers the Al Khaleej Gas project owned by ExxonMobil Middle East Gas Marketing Limited.

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