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MAN compressor trains used for gas project

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PTSC Mechanical & Construction Ltd has commissioned MAN Diesel & Turbo to supply two compressor trains for the Sao Vang and Dai Nguyet gas fields’ development project in Vietnam. The compressor trains will be used to export gas from an offshore platform to an onshore receiving terminal at Dinh Co. The gas fields in the Nam Con Son basin are located 500 km south of Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City. Japanese petroleum company Idemitsu Kosan is the end-customer and operator of the new platform.

MAN compressor trains used for gas project

The order comprises two booster and export gas compression trains, each consisting of two RB35 barrel-type compressors, driven by a 13MW gas turbine from Solar Turbines. The dry gas seal system will use technology features of MAN’s standardised U-Pac® solution system, which proved successful within the oil and gas market over the past years. In order to meet future field conditions, the compressor selection required special attention, so that a replacement back-to-back arrangement can be accommodated in the current inline casing.

MAN will manufacture the compressor systems in Zurich, Switzerland. Both trains will then be string tested at the Multi-Purpose Open Air Test Facility of MAN in Oberhausen, Germany. After delivery in spring 2019, the installation and commissioning works in Vietnam will be the responsibility of the company’s regional hub in Kuala Lumpur.

"We are pleased with the opportunity to work on this project in the important emerging market of Vietnam. This order will further strengthen our reach in Asia" says Basil Zweifel, Head of Sales, Oil and Gas at MAN Diesel & Turbo. "The growing focus of the market lies on reliable gas supply, which supports Vietnam’s efforts to optimize its energy mix toward cleaner sources. MAN has the right technology solutions to fully support this target.”

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