Belema Oil Producing Limited (BPL) is set to partner with MAN Energy Solutions, a turbomachinery international company through American equipment exporter, Combustion Associates Inc. (CAI) on a power generation project.
The contract given to MAN by Belema Oil through CAI is to supply three gas turbine generator packages with the proven single-shaft MGT6000 gas turbine technology. These packages are said to deliver around 20 megawatts (Mw) to a power plant, which supplies heat and power to BPL’s oil & gas facilities 30 miles southwest of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Exterran Corporation is also in on the deal will assist the company with engineering, manufacturing and installation of the overall project.
The CAI Chairman, Mukund Kavia while speaking about the deal expressed optimism in partnering with MAN and so looks forward to other future deals.
“We have seen the exceptional quality and performance of MAN MGT6000 gas turbines and are confident in placing our first order for them. This is the beginning of a long-term partnership between CAI and MAN and we plan to work together on other power projects in Africa, which is CAI’s key market,” Kavia said.
Also speaking on the contract awarded to his company, Project Manager Sales for Gas Turbines at MAN Energy Solutions, Sebastian Könning said;
“We are honored to collaborate with CAI on this important power generation project in Nigeria. This latest contract award and the recently commissioned MGT gas turbines trains in China prove that the benefits of MAN’s technology solution are being recognized by the market”.
More details: MAN will deliver around 20 MW of power, using Dry Low Emission technology and natural gas as a low-emission fuel. The system also features specifically modified intake air-cooling in order to guarantee a flawless operation despite the high temperatures on site. The set-up comprising three gas turbines trains enables a flexible load profile for the operator.
The machines which are manufactured in Oberhausen, Germany and packaging done at MAN’s Chinese workshop in Changzhou will be delivered to Belema Oil in November 2019.