Rosneft and General Electric (GE) have signed a contract to service five 6FA packaged gas turbine units.
These units are to be supplied by GE under an agreement signed in June for the thermal power plant at the Eastern Petrochemical Company, which is currently under construction by Rosneft. Igor Sechin, President and Chairman of the Management Board at Rosneft, and Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE, signed the service contract.
The agreement will run for 16 years and is GE’s largest service contract in Russia. The company will provide technical support and full-cycle routine technical maintenance of the turbines, their components and generators. GE will also be responsible for maintaining the availability factor of the turbines, as well as power output and the heat rate.
The low-emission and highly fuel efficient 6FA package gas turbine units at the Eastern Petrochemical Company’s power plant will operate in line with international environmental standards.
The service contract, alongside the agreement for GE to supply packaged gas turbine units for the power plant at the Eastern Petrochemical Company, represents the practical implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in June this year between Rosneft and General Electric that envisioned the implementation of joint projects intended to address issues in joint design, development, manufacturing and sales of equipment for the oil and gas industry.