Oil + Gas

Dresser-Rand business supplying two compressor trains for African onshore gas receiving facility

First time the Dresser-Rand business sold a DATUM® compressor driven by a Siemens gas turbine.

The Dresser-Rand business secured a contract to supply two compressor trains to an onshore receiving facility in Ghana, Africa. This order is a significant integration milestone and represents another synergy achievement of the Dresser-Rand business and Siemens. It marks the first time the new business sold a DATUM® compressor driven by a Siemens gas turbine.

The client, Eni Ghana Exploration and Production Limited (Eni Ghana), is a subsidiary of the Italian oil company Eni S.p.A., the operator of the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project in Ghana. Developing national resources is a high priority for Ghana in order to help improve the country’s access to energy and quality of life for its citizens. The OCTP project is of strategic importance for Ghana in order to provide a long-term sustainable and clean source of power generation.

The two Dresser-Rand DATUM D10R8B centrifugal compressors will each be driven by a Siemens SGT-400 gas turbine. The DATUM compressors will be manufactured in Le Havre, France and the SGT-400 gas turbines will be manufactured in Lincoln in the UK. Engineering, packaging, and equipment testing will be coordinated in the Hengelo facility in the Netherlands.

The DATUM compressor line offers maximum performance for all pressure and flow applications. The SGT-400 gas turbine offers the highest efficiency in its power class, and incorporates the latest aerodynamic and combustion technologies.

The DATUM line of centrifugal compressors has more than 20 years of operating experience and the SGT-400 gas turbines more than 15 years. There are more than 1,000 DATUM compressors and 300 SGT-400 gas turbines successfully operating worldwide.

“By forming Siemens Oil and Gas Equipment Limited, a joint venture (JV) incorporated in Ghana by Siemens South Africa and a local JV partner, the project is guaranteed to meet local requirements in this country,” said Jesus Pacheco, head of New Equipment Worldwide in the Dresser-Rand business.

The equipment will be installed in Eni Ghana’s onshore gas receiving facility (ORF) located in the western region of Ghana near the village of Sanzule. The ORF will receive the non-associated gas delivered from offshore for further compression and injection into the gas pipeline national network for delivery. The first compressor unit is scheduled for delivery in September 2017 and the second in October 2017.

Eni Ghana expects to have the plant fully operational in February 2018. ▪

Tags: DATUM, Gas Turbines, Siemens SGT 400

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