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Siemens delivers first power unit for UAE offshore oil project

German giant says it has shipped first gas turbine generator package for Satah Al-Razboot oil field

Siemens delivers first power unit for UAE offshore oil project

Siemens has announced it has shipped its first gas turbine generator package from its manufacturing facility in the US to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company's Satah Al-Razboot offshore oil field project on Zirku Island.

The shipment will be the first of five Industrial Trent 60 power generation packages to be delivered, installed and commissioned for ADMA-OPCO.

"The shipment of this first package is an important milestone in our contribution to the UAE's energy sector," said Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East and UAE.

"The SARB offshore oil field project will be a key component of the UAE's economic strength, and we are proud that our advanced turbine technology will be responsible for making it a reality."

ADMA-OPCO's SARB offshore oil field project is being built on Zirku Island, which is located 120km northwest of Abu Dhabi.

The SARB offshore oil field project will have a daily capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil and 35 million cubic feet of gas, the amount on which about 6,600 gas buses can run.

The offshore project is being implemented in seven stages and primarily involves the reclamation and construction of two artificial islands, to facilitate drilling works for the extraction of crude oil from the field.

The first installation phase is expected to begin in May, with commissioning on Duel Fuel Operation completed by 2018, and completion of plant commissioning on gas by 2019.

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