Rolls-Royce wins order for Malaysian offshore field

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order for gas turbine and compression equipment for the Tapis oil and gas field, offshore Malaysia.  The equipment will be utilized by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia (EMEPMI) to expand and extend the production of the field. 

The order includes two Rolls-Royce RB211-GT61 gas turbines, each driving twin Rolls-Royce RCB and RBB multi-stage barrel gas compressors.  Each gas turbine compressor set will produce 27MW of power, enough to deliver up to 390 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day. 

Rolls-Royce will begin to deliver equipment to EMEPMI in the third quarter of 2012, supporting the operator in developing the long-term potential of the Tapis field.

Tony Ruegger, Rolls-Royce, Executive Vice-President – Oil & Gas said: “The reliability and efficiency of the Rolls-Royce equipment will help our customer in this important offshore field. The combination of Rolls-Royce RB211s and our gas compressors matches the demanding requirements of this important installation.” 

The Rolls-Royce equipment will be installed at the Tapis Enhanced Oil Recovery Project, featuring a central processing platform with a new integrated deck. 

Forty-two Rolls-Royce RB211s and five Avon engines are already in offshore service in Malaysia, working for leading operators including ExxonMobil, Shell and Petronas. A total of more than 500 Rolls-Royce gas turbines are installed worldwide, serving offshore operations, often in harsh environments.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were £10.8 billion in 2010, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £61.4 billion at 30 June 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2010, Rolls-Royce invested £923 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.

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