MOSCOW, October 31 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s state-run oil company Rosneft and General Electric signed a service contract on Wednesday, October 31.
The agreement for servicing five 6FA packaged gas turbine units. These units are to be supplied by GE under the 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.
Rosneft is a Russian oil industry leader and one of the largest publicly traded oil and gas companies in the world. Rosneft is building the Eastern Petrochemical Company in the Primorsky region city of Nakhodka. The Eastern Petrochemical Company will produce propene, high and low density polyethylene, monoethylene glycol and other petrochemicals. The capacity of individual units at the Eastern Petrochemical Company will be greater than any existing global peers. The project envisages the construction of a power plant at the Eastern Petrochemical Company with a design generating capacity of 685 MW of electricity and 1054 Gcal/h of heat. Design of the plant will take into consideration the heat and electricity needs of the Nakhodka urban district and surrounding villages.
GE is a diversified global infrastructure and finance company focused on solving some of the world’s toughest problems. GE offers products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging and financial services. GE has continually shaped the world with groundbreaking innovations for over 130 years. GE’s more than 300,000 people turn innovative ideas into products and services in over 100 countries around the world.
GE has been in Russia since the beginning of the 20th century when the company took part in the GOELRO plan and supplied the country’s first diesel locomotives and oil and gas equipment. Today all of GE’s business divisions are present in Russia, operating in healthcare, transport, aviation, power, oil and gas, water processing, lighting and finance. GE’s Russia operations, which employ more than 3,000 people, are headquartered in Moscow.