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Stork Oryx JV awarded seven year contract by Qatar Shell



Stork Oryx Turbo Machinery Services LLC has been awarded a seven year contract by Qatar Shell for the overhaul of rotating equipment at the Pearl GTL site situated in Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC).

Stork Oryx Turbo Machinery Services will be responsible for the overhaul of rotating equipment installed at the Pearl GTL plant. The contract includes minor and major overhauls of steam turbines, compressors, pumps, blowers, expanders and fans from various manufacturers, which are scheduled to be done during turnaround events. As an independent service provider, Stork Oryx Turbo Machinery Services has experience with servicing almost all brands of steam turbines, compressors and pumps.


Stork offer comprehensive experience in the overhaul of rotating equipment and the ideal location of the ultramodern Oryx Engineering Solutions Centre, situated in Ras Laffan, Qatar. At this centre, state-of-the-art tools and machines deliver outstanding services on a wide variety of equipment, with effective responses and short lead times enabling customers to maximise their productivity and keep downtime of their installations to an absolute minimum.


Richard Janmaat, Vice President Turbo Machinery Services at Stork stated: “I am confident that this contract award reflects Stork’s commitment to developing our relationship with Qatar Shell and to successfully delivering a service at the highest levels of productivity, fastest response times, and with maximum attention to HSSE and quality standards.


Stork has been a supplier to Shell for over 30 years. Over time, Stork has offered Shell a range of services and gained extensive experience in the turnaround of rotating equipment and fully understands the complexities and challenges of these projects. As part of Oryx Energy Projects & Services, Oryx Engineering Solutions (OES) has built a market leading platform to deliver world class services through combining local knowledge, outstanding infrastructure, technical capability and partnering with leading specialists. 

Mr. Rob Sherwin, Deputy Country Chair for Qatar Shell and  Mr. Abdulla Mannai, Director of Stork Oryx JV and Founder and Managing Director of Oryx exchange agreements

Management Teams of Qatar Shell and Stork Oryx Turbo Machinery Services

Rob Sherwin, Deputy Country Chair for Qatar Shell said "We are extremely proud to include Stork Oryx Turbo Machinery Services as a local supplier to the Pearl Gas to Liquids facility in Qatar. I am delighted to see Stork bring their global experience and expertise to Qatar in a joint venture with Oryx. Such a transfer of knowledge and technology is in line with our ambition, shared by our partner Qatar Petroleum, to increase the local content of our contracting. This directly supports the Economic Development  pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030."

Abdulla Mannai, Founder and Managing Director at Oryx stated: “We are delighted that we have been entrusted and awarded this contract by Qatar Shell. By supporting local companies Qatar Shell is creating a sustainable environment for local industry to further develop, ensuring that world class standards and know-how are transferred and available locally to the industry. We are committed to work with Qatar Shell in delivering on this trust and growing our relationship.”

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