Siemens has shipped its first industrial Trent 60 gas turbine generator package to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company’s (ADMA-OPCO) Satah Al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field project on Zirku Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The offshore oil field project will have a daily capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil and is planned to be implemented in seven stages.

The project will also produce 35 million cubic feet of gas and involves the reclamation and construction of two artificial islands in order to facilitate drilling works to extract crude oil.

Phase 1 installation is expected to begin this month and commissioning on duel fuel operation is scheduled for completion by 2018.

Plant commissioning on gas is to be complete by 2019.

Delivered from the company’s manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio, US, the aeroderivative gas turbine (AGT) will be supplied as part of the order, which also includes two gas-only units.

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The AGT has the capacity to generate up to 66MW of electric power in simple cycle service.

"The shipment of this first package is an important milestone in our contribution to the UAE’s energy sector."

Siemens Middle East and UAE CEO Dietmar Siersdorfer said: "As the first high-scale Siemens AGT project in Abu Dhabi, the shipment of this first package is an important milestone in our contribution to the UAE’s energy sector.

"The SARB offshore oil field project will be a key component of the UAE’s economic strength, and we are proud that our advanced turbine technology will be responsible for making it a reality."

The lighter-weight AGTs are suitable for power generation in the oil and gas industry.

ADMA-OPCO projects and engineering senior vice-president Ali Ghanim Bin Hamoodah said: "Siemens good performance and cooperation with ADMA-OPCO helped the successful completion of factory acceptance for all the units."

Image: One of the Industrial Trent 60 gas turbines for the SARB offshore oil field project on Zirku Island, Abu Dhabi, Middle East. Photo: © Siemens.