Turbine-Powered Compression For Mexico

Illustration of a compressor train with an STC-SV turbo compressor and an SGT-400 gas turbine.

Dresser-Rand, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, has received orders from Fermaca Enterprises (Fermaca) to supply five gas turbine-driven compressor trains for two pipelines in Mexico.

The compressor trains each consist of an STC-SV single-shaft compressor driven by a Siemens SGT-400 gas turbine. Two of the trains will be installed at a compressor station in La Laguna, Coahuila, and the other three units will be part of a compressor station in Villa de Reyes, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

In addition to the compressor trains, Dresser-Rand and Fermaca signed a 25-year long-term service agreement for these units. The compressor trains are expected to be commissioned in the winter of 2017, and both stations are planned to begin commercial operation in early 2018.

SENER Engineering & Technology Group signed contracts with Fermaca for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the La Laguna and Villa de Reyes compressor stations.

The equipment will provide compression power for a 932-mile (1500-km) pipeline that will transport natural gas from the north to the center of the country, where it will feed several new power plants and local industry.