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GE Compressors for Kuwaiti O&G Gathering Center

Posted on February 8, 2008

Addressing requirements for flexibility and efficiency while operating in a harsh environment, the Kuwait Oil Company has selected GE Oil & Gas compressor technology for the new Oil and Gas Gathering Center 24 (GC24) in Kuwait’s Sabriya field.

GE will supply two electric motor-driven centrifugal compressors for the project, which is part of Kuwait Oil Company’s development plan for northern Kuwait.

“For this project, a compressor may be required to handle gases of widely varying composition and quality,” said Mohammad Ayoub, Operations Leader and Region General Manager – Middle East for GE Oil & Gas. “We worked closely with the Kuwait Oil Company to identify their specific project needs and to develop an optimized solution.”

The centrifugal compressors will be manufactured at GE Oil & Gas facilities in Le Creusot, France, and will be shipped to Kuwait in December of 2008. These will be four-stage barrel-type compressors, driven by 560 kW electrical motors. The GC24 is being built by SK Engineering & Construction Co. of South Korea and is scheduled to begin commercial operation by September of 2010.

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