November 14, 2008

GE Oil & Gas to Supply Gas Turbines for Motiva Port Arthur Refinery Expansion

GE Oil & Gas has received a contract to provide gas turbines for the Motiva Port Arthur refinery expansion project. The GE Frame 6B gas turbines for this expansion are rated at 42.1MW each and will be used to power a variety of refinery processes.

The units were produced at GE Oil & Gas facilities in Florence, Italy and have arrived on site in Texas. GE said that its Frame 6B gas turbine-generator offers proven reliability with more than 900 units in service worldwide.

Claudi Santiago, president and CEO of GE Oil & Gas, said: "The large power capacity of Frame 6B gas turbines, plus our ability to customize the gas turbine packages to meet the specific needs of the Motiva refinery expansion, was key to our winning this contract. Motiva wanted a solution that was engineered to order, reducing the need for future modifications onsite."