GE to Supply Equipment for Buzzard Project

GE Energy will supply gas turbine-generator sets and centrifugal compressor packages to EnCana (U.K.) Limited for its Buzzard Field Development Project, located in the North Sea approximately 100 kilometers northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland.

The contract covers the supply of three aeroderivative, high-efficiency PGT 25+ gas turbines and waste heat recovery units. The gas turbines, rated at approximately 30 megawatts at ISO conditions, will use both natural gas and liquid fuel. In addition, GE will provide five electric motor-driven, centrifugal compressor packages for gas lift and gas export services. The power output of these units ranges from two to six megawatts.

"EnCana's selection of our technology for this major project is a significant win for our business, representing the largest contract we received during the third quarter of 2003," said Claudi Santiago, president of GE Energy's oil and gas operations.

GE will design, engineer, manufacture and test all of the equipment. The gas turbines will be manufactured at GE Energy's facilities in Florence, Italy, while the compressors will be manufactured at the company's facilities in Le Creusot, France.

The compressors are scheduled for shipment to the project site in the fourth quarter of 2004 and the gas turbines in the first quarter of 2005.

GE Energy's oil and gas operations are headquartered in Florence, Italy, the home of Nuovo Pignone, a long-time global leader in gas compression and turbo generation products. GE acquired Nuovo Pignone in 1994 and since then has continued to expand its oil and gas business by acquiring or developing partnerships with other technology and experience leaders in the industry.