Rolls-Royce wins $136million gas turbine contract

Global power systems company Rolls-Royce has been awarded contracts worth $136million to supply technology and long term services support to Dolphin Energy, an Abu Dhabi-based company which transports natural gas from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates and Oman via a 364km subsea pipeline.

"I am delighted that Rolls-Royce technology has again been selected to support the Dolphin Gas Project, one of the largest cross border energy infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the Middle East," said Rolls-Royce's president of energy, Andrew Heath. "The supply of three new Rolls-Royce Trent gas turbines to Dolphin Energy is testimony to the six units already installed on the project. To date, these have recorded over 150,000 operating hours, transporting billions of standard cubic feet of gas to meet the energy needs of the UAE and Oman." Under the terms of the contract, Rolls-Royce will supply Dolphin Energy with three industrial Trent gas turbine compression packages. The three new Trent units, each rated at 52MW, will join six similar Rolls-Royce packages that went into service at Dolphin Energy's Gas Processing Plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar in 2006. Delivery of the units is expected to take place in the second and third quarters of 2013.