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GE Turbocompressor Trains for Peruvian LNG Plant

Posted on July 21, 2006

GE’s Oil & Gas business will supply two gas turbine-driven turbocompressor trains to Peru LNG S.R.L. for a new gas liquefaction plant in Pampa Melchorita, south of Lima, Peru. When the plant begins operations, scheduled for 2010, it will produce 4.2 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) a year. Repsol YPF is responsible for marketing all of the LNG to be produced by the new plant.

Each of the GE turbocompressor trains will include an MS7001 (Frame 7) gas turbine with two centrifugal compressors. The gas turbine drivers for the compressor strings will be manufactured at GE facilities in South Carolina. Assembly, packaging and full-load string testing of the equipment will be conducted at GE Oil & Gas facilities in Florence and Massa, Italy. The scope of GE’s contract also covers technical advisory services during installation and commissioning.

The natural gas to be liquefied at the new LNG plant will come from the Camisea field in the Peruvian Amazon region. GE previously has supplied four Frame 5 gas turbine-driven turbocompressor trains for gas processing in the Camisea field.

Hunt Oil of Dallas, Texas, U.S.A. holds a 50 percent interest in Lima-based Peru LNG, while the Spanish oil firm Repsol YPF has 20 percent and South Korea’s SK Corporation has the remaining 30 percent.

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