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GE Signs US$400 Million CSA

Posted on July 7, 2005

GE Energy recently announced the signing of a US$400 million, 17-year contractual service agreement (CSA) covering 27 gas turbines and 47 centrifugal compressors at Atlantic LNG Company's production facility in Port Fortin, Trinidad. The gas turbines are GE Frame 5002D machines, while the compressors are horizontally split and barrel type centrifugal units used in the LNG refrigeration process.

The contract includes a new maintenance approach based on an evolution of the modular exchange normally applied on GE aeroderivative engines and now extended to GE heavy-duty 32 MW gas turbines. Using this approach during scheduled outages, Atlantic LNG's existing gas turbines will be removed and replaced in modules, reducing the turnaround times. GE will build and operate a dedicated service shop in Point Fortin, where the modules will be overhauled.

In addition to the modular replacement program for the gas turbines and compressors, GE will supply spare parts, and scheduled and unscheduled services for the duration of the CSA. The service includes full technical support from the Florence, Italy headquarters of GE Energy's oil and gas business, through a remote monitoring and diagnostics system.

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