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Qatargas goes for GE combustion technology


Qatargas and GE Oil and Gas signed a sales and purchase contract for advanced combustion technology that will reduce gas turbine emissions at the Qatargas 1 utility complex to meet new regulations from the Qatari Ministry of Environment.

The deal was announced by GE at a press conference on the sidelines of the 20th World Petroleum Congress.

Qatargas has opted to buy this technology to meet the new emissions limits. Under this contract GE Oil and Gas will install Dry Low NOx (DLN) combustion system upgrades for six gas turbines at Qatargas 1 utility complex.

To reduce emissions

This will enable Qatargas to achieve low emissions levels of 25 parts per million (ppm) for nitrogen oxide. The technology will be used to upgrade six GE Frame 6B gas turbines that are providing the power for three onshore LNG trains at the Qatargas 1 site in Ras Laffan Industry City.

With this, Qatargas has pioneered to install this latest technology in the LNG industry in Qatar.

GE's DLN combustion system

"At the core of our environmental commitment is our objective to reduce emissions to the lowest practical levels", said Alae Sadic Al Hassan, Qatargas' Ventures Manager.

"After evaluating a variety of solutions, we determined that GE's DLN combustion system offered the optimum solution to achieve the required emission levels", added Alae Sadic.

James Baldwin, Environmental Manager, Qatargas, said: "Qatargas is focused on reducing its emissions footprint and energy use to the lowest practical levels and aims to be a strong pacesetter within the LNG industry in this regard."