Rolls-Royce Wins £120M TotalCare Contract for Gas Turbines from BP

Rolls-Royce and BP have signed a £120 million TotalCare services agreement for the maintenance of 28 RB211 gas turbines operating onshore and offshore in Azerbaijan.

The agreement, the largest single contract the Rolls-Royce energy business has received, extends an existing contract until 2016.

Tom Curley, President of the Rolls-Royce energy business, said, "We are delighted to extend our TotalCare partnership with BP. With this agreement we are focused on maximising their hydrocarbon production through high unit availability.

"Our TotalCare agreements create close working relationships designed to control the operator's maintenance budgets and manage risks more effectively."

A team located at the Rolls-Royce office in Baku, Azerbaijan will manage maintenance of the RB211 gas turbines operating on offshore platforms in the Caspian Sea, as well as the turbines at an onshore terminal. Engine overhauls will be performed at the Rolls Wood Group facility in Aberdeen, Scotland.

This is the second TotalCare agreement covering industrial gas turbines operating in the oil and gas sector to be signed recently between BP and Rolls-Royce.

In 2006, following a pilot program, a £25 million agreement covered eight Avon and RB211 gas turbine packages operating in four offshore North Sea oil and gas fields and at a UK onshore gas processing terminal.