Posted by Neil King
General Electric has been awarded a major energy contract that will see the firm supplying Abu Dhabi Gas Industries with eight gas turbines, it has been reported.
The turbines will be used at the company's Habshan 5 gas project, according to Reuters.
Abdul Aziz Al Ameri, senior vice-president of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries major projects group, told the news provider: "Habshan 5 is an important part of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries' plan to increase overall gas processing capacity to meet growing natural gas demand."
"The supply of reliable power for the plant is obviously critical to the long-term success of the project," he added.
GE will ship the turbines to the Habshan 5 project in the first half of this year and commercial operation of the facility is expected to start by the end of 2012.
Last month, a liquefied natural gas joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell was signed, whcih will see the firms ship a large proportion of their Quatargas 4 output to Dubai, the National reported.