Dubai: GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract worth over $200 million (Dh734 million) by Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company (HDEC), to supply eight gas turbines and related services, for the Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco) integrated gas development (IGD) project at Habshan in Abu Dhabi.

The Habshan 5 IGD project is one of the largest gas processing complexes in the world.

Combined, the eight GE Frame 6B gas turbine units will provide more than 250 megawatts (MW) of power to the Habshan 5 plant, which will have four gas processing trains. This will add a total processing capacity of 2,000 million cubic feet of gas per day (MCFD).

Abdul Aziz Al Ameri, senior vice-president, Gasco major projects group, said: "Habshan 5 is an important part of Gasco's plan to increase overall gas processing capacity to meet natural gas demand.

"The supply of reliable power for the plant is obviously critical to the long-term success of the project. Selection of GE by HDEC was approved by us considering its technology leadership and proven track record as a long-term partner."

Mohammad Ayoub, operations leader and regional general manager, Middle East, GE Oil & Gas said: "We are delighted to support the IGD project which builds upon our already strong presence in Abu Dhabi, where we have supplied more than 70 per cent of the gas turbines in Gasco's installed fleet.

The gas turbines are scheduled for shipment during the first half of 2011, with commercial operation of the Habshan 5 facility expected by the end of 2012.