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Saudi Aramco in on-site turbine plan

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Técnicas Reunidas, S.A., a Spanish engineering company, for two sets of its natural gas-fired 150 MW M501F gas turbine and generator sets for use in a cogen application.

The machines are for a large-scale oil and gas production/processing project of the state-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).

The gas turbines and generators, slated for delivery in 2010, will be installed at a Saudi Aramco plant facility that will process 900,000 barrels a day of crude oil to be produced at the Manifa oilfield. The plant is composed of various facilities, including those for oil-gas separation, oil storage, water injection, shipping and power generation.

MHI will supply the two M501F gas turbines and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will provide the two generators. Mitsubishi Corporation will handle the trade particulars.

Previously MHI has received orders from Saudi Aramco for five 150 MW gas turbines: two units for the Berri Gas Plant, delivered in May 2005; two for the Khursaniyah Oil and Gas Facilities, delivered in August 2007; and one for the Karan Gas Facilities.