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GE wins contract to upgrade Qatargas turbines

LNG Industry,

GE Oil & Gas is to supply Qatargas with advanced combustion technology that will reduce gas turbine emissions at the Qatargas 1 Utility complex to meet new regulations from the Qatari Ministry of Environment.

GE will provide Dry Low NOx (DLN) 1.0 combustion system designed to achieve low emissions levels of 25 parts per million (ppm) for nitrogen oxide. The technology will be used to upgrade six GE Frame 6B gas turbines that are providing the power for three onshore LNG trains at the Qatargas 1 site in Ras Laffan Industry City. Qatargas is the largest LNG producing company in the world, with a capacity of 42 million tpy.

James Baldwin, Environmental Manager, Qatargas, added, “Qatargas is focused on reducing our emissions footprint and energy use to the lowest practical levels and aims to be a strong pacesetter within the LNG industry in this regard.”

The installation of GE’s DLN systems will begin in February of 2012, with the sixth and final unit completed by of the second half of 2013.

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