GE Oil & Gas will supply three customized aeroderivative gas turbine-generator modules to provide a reliable electricity supply to a new Chevron floating production unit that will produce oil and gas from the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico, US.

GE will provide three LM2500+G4 gas turbine generator modules, each mounted on a three-point support base plate, designed with marine corrosion-resistant materials to overcome footprint restrictions and withstand pitch, roll and acceleration forces anticipated for a floating production unit operating in deep waters.

The LM2500+G4 gas turbines will be manufactured by GE Aero Energy in Evendale, Ohio, US, while the generator package assembly and testing will take place at GE Oil & Gas’ facilities in Massa, Italy.

Shipment of the equipment is scheduled to start in December of 2011, with commercial startup planned by early 2013.

The Jack and St. Malo fields will have an initial capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil and 1.2 million cubic metres of natural gas per day.

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