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Rolls-Royce Grows Nigerian Base

Posted on September 16, 2005

Rolls-Royce has strengthened its presence in Nigeria with the award of a US$82 million order from Technip, on behalf of Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (Total). The contract is for six RB211 industrial gas turbines to operate in the Akpo oil and gas field offshore Nigeria. The new sets will provide 100 MW of electrical power needed to develop 22 oil and gas production wells, 20 water injection wells and two gas injection wells in the field. They will be on an FPSO vessel with a storage capacity of two million barrels. Soon after the FPSO begins production in the latter part of 2008, it is expected to reach peak output of 225,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The RB211 generator sets for the Akpo project will be manufactured in Liverpool, England and are scheduled for delivery to the FPSO’s construction yard in Korea between June and August 2006.

Akpo is a gas and condensate (light crude) field, with water depths of between 1100 and 1700 meters, some 200 km offshore from Port Harcourt. With this order, Total has ordered 11 RB211 gas turbines for their operations offshore Nigeria. A further seven RB211s are also in Nigerian service by other operators.

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