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Siemens compressor trains selected for Saudi Aramco gas reservoir storage project

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Siemens Energy has been selected to provide centrifugal compressor systems for Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS) project.

Siemens compressor trains selected for Saudi Aramco gas reservoir storage project

The plant includes a gas injection facility with a capacity of 1500 million ft3/d (42 475 270 m3/d) and a withdrawal facility capable of processing up to 2000 million ft3/d (56 633 693 m3/d) of gas.

Siemens Energy received the order from Samsung Engineering, who was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the entire project earlier this year.

The project, located 162 miles (260 km) east of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, includes a plant that will take surplus pipelines gas in the winter months and inject it into an existing depleted field. From here, it can be withdrawn when needed to meet high summer demand.

Siemens Energy will supply the required 20 compression trains. Ten trains will be built for the injection portion of the plant, and another 10 trains will be used for the withdrawal portion of the plant.

“We have a track record of fastest delivery times and a dedicated local workforce to produce these units in our Dammam facility in line with our commitment to Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add program,” said Arja Talakar, Senior Vice President, Industrial Applications Products for Siemens Energy.

This order builds on Siemens’ recent successful supply of compressor trains for other Saudi Aramco projects, including the new Fadhill gas plant and the Hawiyah gas expansion project.

“Siemens Energy is honoured to receive this order, which we believe is due to our proven ability to deliver better compressor performance and flawless execution, which ultimately results in lower life cycle costs,” added Patrice Laporte, Head of North America Industrial Applications Products.


Image of DATUM compressor courtesy of Siemens Energy.

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/gas-processing/31072020/siemens-compressor-trains-selected-for-saudi-aramco-gas-reservoir-storage-project/

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