Siemens extends deal to service Dolphin Energy gas turbine trains

Siemens has signed an 18-year contract extension with Abu Dhabi-based Dolphin Energy Ltd. to service aero-derivative gas turbine trains operating at the Dolphin Gas Project in Qatar.

Under the agreement, Siemens will provide service and maintenance for nine industrial Trent 60 aero-derivative gas turbines with nine Dresser-Rand DATUM centrifugal compressors. The gas turbines are operating at Dolphin Energy’s gas compression and processing plant in Ras Laffan.

The initial Dolphin Gas Project was the world`s first Trent gas turbine mechanical drive installation, which is based on the same technology as jet engines for aircraft.

The contract will be managed locally through the Siemens Qatar team both at Dolphin Energy Tower in Doha and at the main operational site at Ras Laffan Industrial city.

Dolphin Energy CEO Adel Ahmed Albuainain came together with Siemens Qatar CEO Fatih Sakiz for a signing ceremony attended by senior officials from both companies at the energy provider’s Abu Dhabi headquarters.

The agreement underscores a growing global service market for maintenance, repair and operations of equipment in the oil and gas sector. The sector is continuously growing with an average annual rate of 2 percent. Next year’s volume is expected to reach $200 billion.

Dolphin Energy’s major strategic initiative, the Dolphin Gas Project, involves the production and processing of natural gas from Qatar’s North Field. The dry gas is then transported via sub-sea export pipeline from Qatar to the UAE.

“This long-term service agreement places our company on an even stronger footing because it supports our efforts to ensure the sustainability, reliability and availability of natural gas exports to the UAE and Oman,” Albuainain said. “It also builds on the existing strong relationship we developed with Rolls-Royce, which has now transferred to Siemens and continues to provide Dolphin Energy with direct access to the original equipment manufacturer, thereby providing us the best service available in the market.”

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