GE Oil & Gas and QAFCO sign deal to upgrade gas turbines

GE H series Gas TurbineGE Oil & Gas and Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) have partnered for a 15-year technical development agreement that will enable the latter to strengthen the operational efficiency of its gas turbines

GE will supply the parts for the project with the first installation set for 2017, while modification, repair and field services will be provided through Qatar-based experts.

GE Oil & Gas CEO for MENA region and Turkey Rami Qasem said, “The comprehensive upgrade, repairing and maintenance, led by our Qatar-based team, will support QAFCO by significantly reducing the combustion component wear & tear of the turbines and increasing the meantime between maintenance.”

QAFCO CEO Khalifa A Al Sowaidi added, “GE Oil & Gas has been a long-term partner, and with the new solution that is implemented at QAFCO for the first time in the region, we also gain from the localised expertise and support that GE brings.”

The new agreement builds on earlier long-term service contract signed between GE Oil & Gas DTS and QAFCO to optimise the performance of its plant in Mesaieed last year.

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