GE Oil & Gas to Deploy First High-Speed Direct Drive Motor-Compressor Solution for Offshore Platforms

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Building on its reputation as a global leader in developing innovative production solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) today announced it has received a contract for the supply of four complete, variable frequency drive high-speed electric motor and centrifugal compressor packages for Total E&P Norge’s new offshore production platform on the Martin Linge oil and gas field. The area is located 150 kilometers off the coast of Norway in the North Sea. Production at the Martin Linge field is scheduled to start in 2016.

The Martin Linge project will benefit from the first application of GE’s high-speed direct drive motor-compressor package in an offshore environment. This is an important technology milestone. The packages combine GE Oil & Gas’s advanced centrifugal compressor technology on Active Magnetic Bearings (AMBs) with GE Power Conversion high-frequency variable speed drive and high-speed motor technology. In addition, one of the packages has a unique configuration with a central high-speed electrical motor driving one centrifugal compressor from one end and a two-section compressor from the other end.

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