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Siemens and Dolphin Energy extend maintenance contract

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Siemens has extended its current contract with Dolphin Energy, which operates a gas plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for an additional 18 years. The contract will see Siemens continue to service the nine Industrial Trent 60 aero-derivative gas turbine trains with nine Dresser-Rand DATUM centrifugal compressors, which operate in the Dolphin gas project. The project deals with the production and processing of natural gas from the North Field in Qatar, as well as the transportation of dry gas via a sub-sea export pipeline, which stretches from Qatar to the UAE.

The Industrial Trent turbines, which feature Rolls-Royce Aero Engine technology, are capable of handling the high power demands of various applications, such as natural gas liquefaction, as well gas transportation and gas injection for oil recovery.

The CEO of Siemens Power Generation Services, Distributed Generation business unit, Thorbjörn Fors, said: “The Dolphin Energy Project is vitally important to the Middle East region, and through our strong local presence there we intend to work very closely with Dolphin Energy to help ensure its gas compression equipment operates with high levels of efficiency, availability and reliability. We are committed to maintaining and growing the aero-derivative business by creating value for our customers through improved offerings and by using the best people, processes and technology available.”

Adel Ahmed Albuainain, the CEO of Dolphin Energy, said: “This long-term service agreement places our company on an even stronger footing because it supports our efforts to ensure the sustainability, reliability and availability of natural gas exports to the UAE and Oman. It also builds on the existing strong relationship we developed with Rolls-Royce, which has now transferred to Siemens and continues to provide Dolphin Energy with direct access to the original equipment manufacturer, thereby providing us the best service available in the market.”

Edited from various sources by David Rowlands

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