Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has installed and operated gas turbines since 1957. There are currently 79 Gas Turbines ranging in size from 700 to 33,000 H.P. of various types, from industrial to aero-derivative.
Gas turbines provide more than half a million in horsepower, which is more than 80% of the power, for machinery and power generation at KOC.
This paper covers the introduction and the rappid growth of gas turbine power at KOC. Operational sites at KOC are subject to severe heat, dust and humidity. The experience in the operation and maintenance in the early years of the gas turbines at KOC are described.
Gas turbines have played a major role in the success of the Company.