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RR Signs US$75 Million Azerbaijan Energy Deal

Posted on January 27, 2005

Rolls-Royce has won a third contract to supply RB211 gas turbines for the Azeri oil project being developed in the Caspian Sea. The contract is valued at over US$75 million and brings the total value of Rolls-Royce equipment ordered for the project to more than US$230 million. The Caspian Sea oil fields are one of the largest concentrations of industrial RB211s in the world.

Eight industrial RB211 gas turbines are required for the newly-launched Phase III Deep Water Gunashli phase of the development, in which the Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) is investing some US$4.7 billion. Four sets will generate electrical power and three sets will provide water injection pump drive on the process, compression, water injection and utilities platform of the development. The eighth RB211 set, a main power generation unit, will be located on the adjacent drilling, utilities and quarters platform.

Equipment will be delivered to a schedule that will enable Phase III of the project to begin oil production in mid-2008. The Rolls-Royce gas turbine sets for this phase of the Azeri project will be engineered, packaged and tested at the company’s Liverpool, U.K., facilities. Nineteen Liverpool produced packages have already been delivered to Azerbaijan for Phases I and II.

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