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Siemens ships first gas turbine package to Zirku Island

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Siemens has shipped its first Industrial Trent 60 gas turbine generator package to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.'s (ADMA-OPCO) Satah Al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oilfield project on Zirku Island, Abu Dhabi. The shipment will be the first of five Industrial Trent 60 power generation packages to be delivered. The Aeroderivative Gas Turbine (AGT) is the first of three dual fuel units that will be delivered as part of the order that also includes two gas only units.

The Siemens Industrial Trent 60 is the most advanced AGT available at present. Generating up to 66 MW of electric power in simple cycle service, at 42% efficiency, the Industrial Trent 60 has established a new benchmark for fuel economy and fuel burn cost savings.

"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," said Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East and United Arab Emirates. "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."

ADMA-OPCO's SARB offshore oilfield project is being built on Zirku Island, which is located 120 km northwest of Abu Dhabi. The SARB offshore oilfield project will have a daily capacity of 100 000 bbls of oil.

"Siemens good performance and cooperation with ADMA-OPCO helped the successful completion of Factory Acceptance for all the units. We are confident that the partner's relationship with Siemens will continue until the commissioning at site of the Industrial Trent 60 Machines and for years to come" said Mr. Ali Ghanim Bin Hamoodah, Senior Vice President Projects & Engineering, ADMA-OPCO.

The first installation phase is expected to begin in May 2016, with commissioning on Duel Fuel Operation completed by 2018, and completion of plant commissioning on gas by 2019.

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