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Siemens to supply gas turbines to Russia's Rosneft

Published 14 April 2008

Siemens Energy has signed a contract with the Russian oil and gas company Rosneft for the delivery of three SGT-800 gas turbines.

The industrial gas turbine generator sets with a rated capacity of 45 megawatts (MW) each will be used in a gas turbine power plant which is fueled with associated petroleum gas produced at the Priobskoye oil deposit in Siberia.

The power plant is intended to be the main power source for all Rosneft facilities affiliated with the Priobskoye oil field. The value of the order is more than EUR40 million.

The project is part of the Rosneft strategy to step up the utilization rate of associated gas at the Priobskoye oil deposit. Gas turbine power plants are a very efficient way to use petroleum gas, which is a by-product of oil production. Rosneft intends to construct the Priobskoye power plant in three stages. Siemens will supply three SGT-800 gas turbine generators for the first stage, which is due to be commissioned in December 2008 with a capacity of 135 MW. The second and third phases of the project are planned to be operational in December 2009 and April 2010, respectively.

“Our industrial gas turbines are the perfect match for power plant solutions in the oil and gas industry”, said Frank Stieler, CEO of the Siemens Oil & Gas Division. “The Siemens SGT-800 gas turbines have shown extremely high reliability in performance and they are designed to work over a broad spectrum of environments ranging from very cold to very hot climates. Furthermore, the SGT-800 can work with a broad range of fuel qualities.”

Source: Company Press Release