GE Gets Gorgon Compression Service Contract
Friday, July 20, 2012
Chevron has awarded GE Oil & Gas Global Services a US$600 million, 22-year contract to maintain compressor trains and associated equipment for the Gorgon Project off the northwestern coast of Australia.
The Gorgon Project will develop the Gorgon and Jansz/Io gas fields 80 miles (130 km) offshore. It includes a 15 million tpy liquefied natural gas plant on Barrow Island and a domestic gas plant to supply gas to Western Australia. Chevron is the operator with 47.3%, ExxonMobil and Shell have 25% each, and three Japanese firms hold the balance.
For the project, GE has supplied five gas turbines to provide power for Barrow Island’s gas treatment and liquefaction facilities, three main refrigerant compression trains, six electric-motor driven compression trains for a carbon dioxide sequestration project, and other equipment.
The company recently opened a service and maintenance center in Perth, Western Australia, that is expected to provide 4000 training days for GE staff and the employees of its customers next year.
For more information: www.GE.com