GE Deploying Latest Offshore Solution
GE to provide turbomachinery equipment, services for Statoil’s Gina Krog platform off Norwegian coast
GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract to provide Korean shipbuilding firm Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) with turbomachinery equipment and services for a new oil and gas production platform. The platform will support the production activities of Statoil Petroleum AS and its partners Total S.A. and Det Norske in the Gina Krog field in the Norwegian North Sea.
GE will supply its latest generation of the SeaSmart Offshore Package Solution consisting of an LM2500+Six Pack SAC model aeroderivative gas turbine unit (31.3 MW ISO-rated at shaft) and the relevant auxiliaries and balance of plant equipment. The equipment scope of supply also includes spare parts, commissioning and start-up spares and capital equipment.
DSME is the primary contractor in charge of platform construction for Statoil and its partners.
Gina Krog (previously known as Dagny) is located 30 km northwest of the Sleipner field and approximately 250 km southwest of Stavanger, Norway. Gina Krog will be among Statoil's major new developments with an estimated 225 million barrels of oil and gas, the company said.
The Gina Krog platform represents the second contract to be implemented as part of a five-year turbomachinery equipment and services supply frame agreement that GE and Statoil signed in February 2013.
GE’s integrated equipment solution is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2015. The platform’s offshore hook-up is scheduled to take place in 2016.
In addition to signing their latest frame agreements, GE and Statoil recently signed a technology cooperation agreement involving key engineering personnel from both companies. Once a year, GE and Statoil’s CEOs also hold a management forum.