Long-term Services Contract For GE

Supports chemical company fertilizer complex; site includes two MS5002E gas turbines

Posted on December 17, 2013

GE Oil & Gas has signed a 12-year contractual service agreement (CSA) with Yara Intl. ASA, a global chemical company based in Oslo, Norway, to maintain an array of GE rotating equipment at Yara’s fertilizer complex in Sluiskil, the Netherlands.

Under this CSA, GE will provide maintenance and services for 45 compressors, gas and steam turbines and turbo expanders at the Sluiskil site. Yara said it will benefit from reduced maintenance costs and GE’s contractual services unit’s project management skills.

Yara is a chemical company that converts energy, natural minerals and nitrogen from the air into essential products for farmers and industrial customers. The main application is fertilizers, while industrial uses and environmental solutions are also important growth segments, the company said.

The Sluiskil complex is located on the Ghent-Terneuzen canal, a major waterway opening through the Western Scheldt into the North Sea and connecting to European waterways. Yara said its Sluiskil site features Europe’s largest installed ammonia and nitrate fertilizer production capacities with three ammonia plants, four CO2 plants, two nitric acid plants, two urea plants and two nitrate granulation plants. Sluiskil has both Yara’s and Europe’s largest installed ammonia and nitrate fertilizer capacities, the company said.

The Sluiskil site includes two MS5002E gas turbines constantly monitored by GE’s iCenter—GE’s remote data monitoring center in Florence, Italy.