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Siemens gas turbine selected by Petroecuador for refinery

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Ecuador’s national oil company, Petroecuador, has selected Siemens to supply an 8 MW SGT-300 gas turbine for power generation for its Shushufindi refinery.

The refinery is located in the province of Sucumbios, in the eastern part of Ecuador. Commissioning of the new unit is scheduled for the end of 2018.

The SGT-300 turbine will replace a Ruston gas turbine. The Ruston Gas Turbines Co. became part of Siemens with the acquisition of the industrial turbine business of Alstom in 2003. The SGT-300 turbine is robust and renowned for its use in the oil and gas industry because of its compact arrangement, easy on-site maintainability, and reliability. These features, in addition to the long-standing relationship with the Ruston heritage OEMs, were attractive features in Petroecuador’s decision to purchase the SGT-300 turbine.

The turbine for the Shushufindi refinery will be manufactured in Siemens’ Lincoln, UK, factory (formerly the Ruston Gas Turbines Co.), and will be packaged and tested at the company’s facility in Houston, Texas, US.

According to Matthew Chinn, Executive Vice President of New Equipment Solutions Worldwide for Siemens: “Petroecuador wanted to continue with the same OEM technology at the refinery and has been pleased with our 30+ year relationship since the Ruston turbine was installed in 1984. Replacing the turbine with the SGT-300 unit was a logical choice given its high efficiency levels and innovative DLE combustion system.”

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