Compressor Contract Showcases Dresser-Rand/Siemens Integration

Courtesy of Eni S.p.A.

Dresser-Rand has secured a contract to supply two compressor trains to an onshore receiving facility in Ghana, Africa. Acquired by Siemens in 2015, this marks the first time the Dresser-Rand business has sold a DATUM compressor driven by a Siemens gas turbine and is considered to be a significant integration milestone between the two companies.

Two Dresser-Rand D10R8B DATUM centrifugal compressors will each be driven by a Siemens SGT-400 gas turbine. The compressors will be manufactured in Le Havre, France. The SGT-400 turbines will be manufactured in Lincoln in the United Kingdom. The Hengelo facility in the Netherlands will coordinate the engineering, packaging, and testing of the equipment.

“This is the first time the Dresser-Rand business has sold a DATUM compressor driven by a Siemens gas turbine, meaning it is the first time this is all from one source,” said Jesus Pacheco, head of New Equipment Worldwide in the Dresser-Rand business. “This is an important collaboration project combining the best technologies from both sides, Siemens and Dresser-Rand, after the acquisition. 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.”

The first compressor unit is scheduled for delivery in September 2017, the second in October 2017. The plant is expected to be fully operational in February 2018.

The order is part of Eni S.p.A.’s Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project in Ghana. The equipment will be installed in Eni Ghana Exploration and Production Limited’s (Eni Ghana) onshore gas receiving facility (ORF) located in the western region of Ghana, Africa, 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 development is a significant oil and gas initiative being led by Eni Ghana, with Vitol Ghana Upstream and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation as partners.

The development involves three offshore oil and gas field: Sankofa Main, Sankofa East, and Gye Nyame. The development is being executed in two phases: Phase 1: Oil Production Project; Phase 2: Gas Production Project. Production is expected to reach 45,000 barrels of oil per day and 190 MMSCFD (5.3 x 106 m3/d) of gas. The development has a 20-year life. Gas from the development will support the Ghana Gas Infrastructure Development Project currently under development in Western Africa.