Ras Laffan gas processing plant in Qatar

Rolls-Royce wins $136m Qatar gas technology contract

Rolls-Royce has won a $136m contract to supply technology to a natural gas project in Qatar.

Global power systems company Rolls-Royce will supply three industrial Trent gas turbine compression packages to Dolphin Energy, which transports natural gas from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates and Oman via a 364 km 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 president 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.”

The three new Trent units, each rated at 52 megawatts, will join six similar Rolls-Royce packages that went into service at Dolphin Energy’s gas processing plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar in 2006.

Dolphin Energy Limited has also signed a long-term equipment service agreement with Rolls-Royce.

The equipment will be manufactured and packaged at the Rolls-Royce facilities in Canada and U.S.A., and will be delivered to Ras Laffan in 2013.

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