October 24, 2008

Rolls-Royce to Supply Additional RB211 Gas Turbine for In Salah Gas Project

Rolls-Royce has announced that it will supply Petrofac an additional industrial RB211 gas turbine package for the In Salah Gas project at Krechba in the central Sahara area of Algeria.

The 27,840kW RB211-G62 electrical generating set will join two other RB211 generator sets, installed in 2002, to provide additional electrical energy to power the facility. This includes power for new electric motor driven compressors being installed to maintain gas production.

The RB211 gas turbine package has been designed to operate in the extreme heat of Krechba and to withstand the violent sand storms experienced in the region.

It will also be fitted with a dry low emissions (DLE) combustion system to suppress harmful NOx emissions. The fuel efficient aeroderivative gas turbine supports In Salah Gas's (ISG) efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Sahara region.

Rolls-Royce will manufacture the industrial RB211 at its Montreal facility in Canada with assembly of the complete gas turbine package at its Mount Vernon factory in the US. Delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2009 with operation of the unit in the Sahara beginning in 2010.