Dresser-Rand business to supply turbine-generators for Egypt’s Zohr gas field

Shaimaa Al-Aees
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The Egyptian government has remained silent on the Israeli minister of energy's statements that Egypt has to import gas from Tel Aviv at approximately $7-$8 per million thermal units. (AFP photo)

The Dresser-Rand business signed a contract with Egypt-based Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) to supply three model SGT-400 industrial gas turbines for Zohr gas field, according to a press statement on Monday.

The contract stipulates that Dresser-Rand supply associated electrical generators for the turbines as well.

Petrobel, a joint venture formed by Italian oil and gas company Eni and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), is developing the Zohr gas field located about 200km off Egypt’s Mediterranean coastline. According to the contract, Dresser-Rand will provide a service package that includes spare parts supply and on-site maintenance.

The statement said that Dresser-Rand is to deliver turbine-generator sets in early 2017.

Manufactured at the Siemens operation located in Lincoln, England the SGT-400 turbines are considered to be the most efficient gas turbine.  They have a lower rate of fuel consumption, which translates to lower operating costs and enables the operator to sell more gas to its customers.

Siemens said that this model of turbine will be vital to the supply of electric power. Each of these turbines is rated at an ISO-based electrical generating capacity of 12.9 megawatts (MW).

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