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GE gas turbines for LNG production facility of Qatar liquefied gas company
GE's Oil and Gas business has been contracted to supply three Frame 6B gas turbines that will provide
approximately 120 megawatts of power for a LNG production facility in Ras Laffan owned by Qatar Liquefied Gas
Company Limited 2, 3 and 4 of Doha, Qatar.
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The three Frame 6B machines will be manufactured at GE Energy's plant in Belfort, France and packaged at
GE Oil & Gas facilities in Massa, Italy. The units will be shipped to Qatar during the first two quarters of
2007, with commercial operation scheduled for the third quarter of 2007. GE's contract also includes
electrical balance of plant equipment.

The gas turbines will be used for base load operation, with a wide range of natural gas composition as the
primary fuel. The units will be equipped with GE Dry Low NOx combustion systems that enable them to meet
Qatar Liquefied Gas Company's requirement for NOx emissions.

'According to World Energy Outlook, Qatar will have the fastest rate of energy-growth demand in the Middle
East and North Africa region by 2030,' said Mohammad Ayoub, Region General Manager - Middle East for GE
Oil & Gas. 'Qatar will also register the biggest volume increase in gas production and will account for almost GE Frame 6B gas turbine.
one-quarter of the increase in gas inter-regional trade until 2030. This calls for efficient production
technology, which GE has been supplying to Qatar's natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries
for more than 35 years. This contract builds further on GE's already broad presence in the country.'
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The new Frame 6B machines will further expand GE's fleet of gas turbines in Qatar that includes Frame 5, 6
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and 7 gas turbines as well as Frame 9 gas turbines being used for the LNG "super-trains" under construction                             Pearl GTL project in Qatar
for Qatargas 2, Qatargas 3 and Qatargas 4.                                                                                         2.   GE Energy performs conditioning
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GE reiterated its commitment to Qatari customers by setting up the new GE Oil & Gas Service Center in Ras                               petrochemical plant in Kuwait
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Laffan. 'The center is designed to support the maintenance of GE gas turbines and compressors installed in                              begin operation in Saudi Arabia
Qatar, and acts as a 'center of excellence' for GE service activities across the Middle East,' said Ayoub. 'The                    4.   GE to exhibit diverse product range at
service center also complements GE's Qatar Localization Program, which was created to help develop local                                WETEX 2006
expertise and build local infrastructure.'                                                                                         5.   GE gas turbines selected for new 380-
                                                                                                                                        megawatt power plant in Sharjah

Qatar Liquefied Gas Company pioneered the LNG business in Qatar. The company was established to own
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and operate a world-class onshore LNG plant utilizing natural gas from Qatar's offshore North Field, and to
market and export LNG and associated condensate worldwide. Qatar Petroleum, the state oil company, is
the major shareholder in Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited 2, 3 and 4 that includes joint venture participants ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and
Shell.

A joint venture between Chiyoda of Japan and Technip of France will be the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the new
Qatar Liquefied Gas project.

GE is a key partner in Doha's highly-charged growth environment and recently signed a strategic agreement with the organizers of the 2006 Doha
Asian Games to power the largest sporting event in Asia as its Official Partner.




http://www.ameinfo.com/100202.html                                                                                                                             11/3/2006

								
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