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Baker Hughes, a GE company, has completed the assembly of the first gas turbine generator (GTG) module to be installed in the Tengiz oil field in Kazakhstan, operated by Tengizchevroil LLP (“TCO”). The first piece of the GTG module left BHGE’s Avenza yard the night of Monday, June 25th and the loadout is commencing at Porto di Carrara on Wednesday, today June 26th.
This plug and play solution is specifically designed to integrate a Frame 9 gas turbine in an air-conditioned module with dimensions considered very stringent for this technology configuration. This module is a fundamental prerequisite to successful operation in the site’s harsh environment, which is characterized by extreme temperatures.
Located in Western Kazakhstan, Tengiz is one of the world’s largest oil and gas fields. In total, BHGE will supply five 130MW power generation modules, all fully erected in BHGE’s own yard in Italy, which has been specifically designed to help maximize engineering and delivery speed and minimize installation risks at the customer’s site.
The first important milestone of the complex module assembly process was completed in August 2017, with the stacking-procedure in which the upper section of the main GTG module was placed safely and precisely on the lower one, within just a few millimeters tolerance, followed in May 2018 by the first ever full load string test performed on a Frame 9 gas turbine for a power generation application on BHGE premises.