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Oman LNG Signs Gas Turbine Service Agreement with GE Oil & Gas

Posted on May 18, 2009

Oman LNG and General Electric Oil & Gas (GE-OG) have signed a 16-year Contractual Service Agreement (CSA) for the 12 GE gas turbines at Oman LNG’s Qalhat Complex. Under the CSA, GE will supply a comprehensive range of services for the six critical Gas Turbines that are driving the three LNG liquefaction trains and an additional six Gas Turbines that generate power for the Qalhat Complex.

The three LNG trains at Qalhat (two owned by Oman LNG and one owned by Qalhat LNG, but operated by Oman LNG) clean and liquefy natural gas. The Gas Turbines provide the driving energy to cool the natural gas to -160ºC (minus 160ºC) at which temperature the gas liquefies, making it easier and more economic for transportation and sale in international markets, particularly Asia and Europe. GE Oil & Gas currently has CSA’s with companies in more than 40 countries, covering more than 1,000 Gas Turbines.

Located on the east coast of the Sultanate of Oman about 200 kilometers east of Muscat, Oman LNG’s Qalhat complex represents one of the largest industrial construction projects ever undertaken in Oman. The LNG production effort was launched as part of an overall drive by the government to move the Omani economy away from its dependence on direct oil production.

For more information: www.ge.com

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