Dresser-Rand will supply gas export compression equipment for Statoil (STO)
's Troll A platform in the North Sea. The equipment, approaching $8 million, is being purchased by ABB AS Offshore Systems and will be supplied under the terms of D-R's frame contract with Statoil.
D-R will provide two DATUM centrifugal compressors driven by 40 MW electric motors to the main contractor ABB AS Offshore Systems
. The motors, purchased by Statoil directly from ABB Industries will be shipped to the module manufacturing yard in Norway and connected to the compressor packages under supervision of D-R and ABB. D-R's LeHavre, France, facility will provide the DATUM compressors. Delivery is scheduled for September 2003, with the equipment expected to go online in May 2005.
The order is part of a comprehensive equipment frame contract that includes gas turbine mechanical drive and power generation packages, electric-driven compressor packages, and an extensive technology development program. The contract, originally signed by Statoil and Dresser-Rand in 1996, was extended in 2001.