GE distributed power 6fa turbine

GE’s new distributed power business is providing its technology to the Brazilian offshore oil and gas fleet.

The company is to provide four LM2500+G4 Aeroderivative Gas Turbines for a new floating oil and gas production (FPSO), storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel—the Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV-27, off the coast of Brazil.

The turbines will provide 85 MW of on-site power to MODEC, a general contractor specializing in the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of floating production systems.
GE distributed power 6fa turbine
The new FPSO, owned and operated by MODEC, will be installed and operated on charter in 2,240 meters of water. The units will generate reliable power to support the facility’s production processes, water reinjection, gas compression and process heating. Underscoring the operational and fuel flexibility of GE’s aeroderivative gas turbine technology, the units will use non-commercial grade “field gas” that is produced at the vessel. As a result, GE’s equipment will help reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

GE (NYSEGE) will ship the new LM2500+G4 gas turbines in late 2014. The units are scheduled to be installed in 2015, with commercial operation planned for 2016 or 2017.

GE’s LM2500+G4 offshore gas turbine-generator packages offer a reduced weight and compact solution for installation on floating as well as fixed platforms. These packages are specifically built for rugged offshore/near shore applications with all necessary oil and gas standards for safety, durability and reliability.

GE launched its new Distributed Power business in February 2014, combining three product lines—aeroderivative gas turbines, Jenbacher gas engines and Waukesha gas engines—to better serve the distributed power space and help meet the world’s growing demand for on-site power systems that are easier to finance, faster to install and more efficient and reliable for customers.

The company announced the Latin America launch of its Distributed Power business on April 8, 2014 in Mexico City.

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