SGT-400 industrial gas turbine – The Siemens SGT-400 gas turbine will be manufactured in Lincoln in the UK (photo: Siemens)
The Dresser-Rand business, as part of Siemens Power and Gas, recently secured a contract to supply two compressor trains to an onshore receiving facility in Ghana, Africa. This marks the first time the Dresser-Rand business has sold a DATUM® compressor driven by a Siemens gas turbine. This order is also a significant integration milestone and another synergy achievement of the Dresser-Rand business and Siemens. 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. The first compressor unit is scheduled for delivery in September 2017, the second in October 2017 and Eni Ghana expects to have the plant fully operational in February 2018.
The two Dresser-Rand DATUM centrifugal compressors, model D10R8B, will each be driven by a Siemens SGT-400 gas turbine. The DATUM compressor offers maximum performance for all pressure and flow applications. They will be manufactured in Le Havre, France. The SGT-400 gas turbine offers the highest efficiency in its power class, and incorporates the latest aerodynamic and combustion technologies and will be manufactured in Lincoln in the UK. The Hengelo facility in the Netherlands will coordinate the engineering, packaging, and testing of the equipment. There are more than 1,000 DATUM compressors and 300 SGT-400 gas turbines in successful operation worldwide.
“The DATUM line of centrifugal compressors has more than 20 years of operating experience and the SGT-400 gas turbines more than 15 years. With the combination of reliable technologies from the Dresser-Rand business and Siemens, we were able to offer a strong value proposition and the best solution to our clients. 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,” says Jesus Pacheco, head of New Equipment Worldwide in the Dresser-Rand business.
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 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 OCTP project is of strategic importance for Ghana in order to provide a long-term sustainable and clean source of power generation.