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GE Gas Turbines for Pearl GTL Plant in Qatar

Posted on October 2, 2006

GE’s Oil & Gas business will supply six PG6581B (Frame 6B) gas turbines, equipped with dual fuel IGCC (integrated gasification combined-cycle) type combustion systems, to Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. for the Pearl GTL (gas-to-liquids) project in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

In addition to the 42 MW gas turbine-generators, the scope of GE’s contract includes IGCC combustion engineering, combustion system lab testing, spare parts and training. The project marks the first time GE’s Oil & Gas business will supply Frame 6 units with IGCC technology.

The gas turbines will be installed in the Pearl GTL plant in a cogeneration configuration that will produce 180 MW of power for use in the facility, which has a design capacity of 140,000 barrels per day of GTL products including naphtha, GTL fuel, normal paraffins, kerosene and lubricant base oils.

The Pearl GTL project includes the development of offshore natural gas resources in Qatar’s North Field, transporting and processing the gas to extract natural gas liquids and ethane, and the conversion of the remaining gas into clean liquid hydrocarbon products through the construction of the world’s largest integrated GTL complex.

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