Siemens has launched its new lightweight aero-derivative gas turbine, RB211-GT30, for the offshore oil and gas industry.
Siemens said it will use the combined expertise of Rolls-Royce Energy and Dresser-Rand, which supplied a significant share of the 20MW to 40MW offshore power generation on FPSOs worldwide to offer better solutions for the offshore market.
The Industrial RB211-GT30 is said to be the first new product as a result of the union.
Siemens Distributed Generation Business Unit strategy and portfolio management head Thomas Flommersfeld said: “With our Industrial RB211-GT30, we’re introducing a new benchmark in power generation solutions for the global oil and gas industry, especially for FPSOs.
“Joining forces with Dresser-Rand to ensure maximum proximity to our customers, we’re offering the latest evolution of the trusted Industrial RB211 aero-derivative technology, enhanced to set new standards of power density, reduced downtime, and easy maintenance.”
“The lightweight construction of the package is 30% smaller and has been designed specifically for offshore duty.”
The new gas turbine requires no gearbox and drives a two-pole AC generator at either 60Hz or 50Hz.
According to Siemens, the lightweight construction of the package is 30% smaller and has been designed specifically for offshore duty, with a three-point base mount and torque tube design.
Due to the availability of an inbuilt rail system, the gas turbine can be removed from either side of the package and exchanged in less than 24 hours.
Even though the auxiliary systems are functionally unchanged, they have been optimised so as to improve maintenance access, while increasing online maintenance when the unit is running.
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