Qatargas using GE technology to meet new emissions limits
Posted: 11 December 2011
GE Oil & Gas has signed a contract with Qatargas to supply advanced combustion technology that will reduce gas turbine emissions at the Qatargas 1 Utility complex to meet new regulations from the Qatari Ministry of Environment.
The deal was announced by GE at the 20th World Petroleum Congress that was held in Doha recently.
"At the core of our environmental commitment is our objective to reduce emissions to the lowest practical levels," said Alae Sadic Al Hassan, Qatargas’ Ventures Manager.
"After evaluating a variety of solutions, we determined that GE’s DLN combustion system offered the optimum solution to achieve the required emission levels."
GE will provide Dry Low NOx (DLN) 1.0 combustion system designed to achieve low emissions levels of 25 parts per million (ppm) for nitrogen oxide.
The technology will be used to upgrade six GE Frame 6B gas turbines that are providing the power for three onshore LNG trains at the Qatargas 1 site in Ras Laffan Industry City, 70 kilometers from Doha.