Rolls-Royce signs $50 million Azerbaijan oil deal

Rolls-Royce has gained a key order worth over $50 million to supply equipment for the first phase in a major development of three offshore oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea.

Rolls-Royce has gained a key order worth over $50 million to supply five RB211 powered Coberra 6562 generator sets and allied equipment, including Rolls-Royce En-Tronic control equipment, for the first phase in a major development of three offshore oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea.

Equipment for the Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) will be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2002 and the first quarter of 2003.

The contract includes an option to provide an additional Coberra power generation set and two additional Coberra mechanical drive units. If exercised, this option would bring the total number of units for Phase 1 of the development project to eight.

The order is the first within an agreement that Rolls-Royce and BP, the designated operator of the development, signed in 2000. BP is the operator in the international consortium of oil companies that comprise AIOC.

Three Rolls-Royce Coberra 6562 generator sets will provide power for the existing Sangachal on-shore oil processing facility. Two similar units will provide power for the DQ1 (drilling quarters) platform in the Caspian Sea.

The Rolls-Royce gas turbine sets will be engineered, packaged and tested at the company’s Liverpool, UK, facilities. The En-Tronic control panels will be manufactured at the company’s site in Hengelo, The Netherlands.

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