Qatargas, GE sign contract to supply advanced combustion technology in Qatar

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted08/Dec/2011
Author: Spencer Ogden

GE Oil & Gas has entered into an agreement with Qatar Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) to supply advanced combustion technology in Doha, Qatar.


The technology will reduce turbine emissions at the Qatargas 1 Utility complex to meet new regulations from the Qatari Ministry of Environment.

Under the terms of the contract, GE will provide Dry Low NOx (DLN) 1.0 combustion system designed to achieve low emissions levels of 25 parts per million (ppm) for nitrogen oxide.

Furthermore, the technology will be used to upgrade six GE Frame 6B gas turbines that are providing power for three onshore LNG trains at the Qatargas 1 site in Ras Laffan Industry City, 70 km from Doha.

Qatargas is the largest LNG producing company in the world, with a capacity of 42 million tons per year.

Installation of GE's DLN systems will commence in February of 2012, with the sixth and final unit completed by the second half of 2013.

Equipment for the project will be provided from GE facilities in Greenville, South Carolina and Florence, Italy.

GE Oil & Gas CEO Rami Qasem, said the new contract demonstrates the company's capability to handle complex projects, by offering engineering, materials, testing and field services on a turnkey basis.

"We are committed to providing the best technology available to help customers driving green initiatives such as Qatargas meet their ongoing environmental challenges" added Qasem.