Rolls-Royce has won additional orders worth around $100 million for the latest phases of the Azeri oil and gas field being developed in the Caspian Sea.
The Azeri project, located offshore 120km south-east of Baku on the Caspian coast of Azerbaijan, ordered its first five generator sets for one of its Production and Drilling platforms and its shore-based oil processing facility in 2001.
The latest orders involve further phases of the Azeri project, requiring ten units, two generator sets, four compressor drive and four water-pump drives. All ten units will be installed on the project’s Compressor and Water Injection platform (CWP).
Rolls-Royce equipment will also figure prominently in another stage of the project, which involves the construction of two additional Production and Drilling platforms. Each will be equipped with one generator set. This stage of the Azeri project also calls for the expansion of the Sangachal on-shore terminal, where the increased rate of oil extraction requires a further two generator sets.
These new contracts, plus the original one placed in 2001, brings to 19 the total number of Rolls-Royce units – all based on the RB211 6562 gas turbine – required for the Azeri project to date.
Delivery of equipment to Azerbaijan will be spread between 2003 and 2004.