Altair Secures Air Intake Filtration System Orders
Solar Turbines has placed an order for eleven gas turbine air intake filtration systems with Hampshire, UK-based Altair Filter Technology. Altair’s System 2 will protect eleven Solar turbines: five Mars, three Titan and three Taurus 60’s all based offshore to carry out various roles including pumping and compression, as well as electrical generation. They will be used in Block 14 which is next to the 5439 km2 mile Block 0 Concession offshore of Angola’s Cabinda Province. The Block 14 site is being developed by Chevron Texaco who has a 31% stake along with 20% holders Sonangol, Agip Angola and TotalFinaElf-Angola and Petrogal who hold a 9% share. Both blocks reached a record level of 550 000 barrels of oil per day earlier this year.
Recently, Altair also completed an order in record time for equipment for an offshore Avon gas turbine package based on Shell’s Cormorant Alpha platform 100 miles North-East of Lerwick, Scotland. The System 2 filtration system, silencer, ductwork and plenum were delivered, installed and working 37 days from order receipt to fit in with a planned maintenance platform shutdown.