Siemens has recently shipped its first Industrial Trent 60 gas turbine generator package from its manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio, USA to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company’s (ADMA-OPCO) Satah Al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field project on Zirku Island. The shipment will be the first of five Industrial Trent 60 power generation packages to be delivered, installed and commissioned for ADMA-OPCO. The Aeroderivative Gas Turbine (AGT) is the first of three dual fuel units that will be delivered as part of the order that also includes two gas only units.
AGTs are compact, lighter-weight designs that are ideally suited for power generation in the oil and gas industry. Their high efficiency and fast-start capabilities mean that AGTs also perform well in distributed power generation applications. ADMA-OPCO’s SARB offshore oil field project is being built on Zirku Island, which is located 120 kilometers northwest of Abu Dhabi. The offshore project is being implemented in seven stages and primarily involves the reclamation and construction of two artificial islands, to facilitate drilling works for the extraction of crude oil from the field. The first installation phase is expected to begin in May 2016: with commissioning on Duel Fuel Operation completed by 2018, and completion of plant commissioning on gas by 2019.