Siemens Energy will supply two compression trains for Phase I of the Gazli Underground Gas Storage project in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan. The two trains will help extract up to 706 MMCFD (20 x 106 m3/d) of stored gas in the Gazli field and pressurize it for transportation by pipeline to domestic users in Uzbekistan and export to China.
Each train will feature a single-casing DATUM centrifugal compressor directly driven by a 41 MW SGT-750 industrial gas turbine. Waste heat recovery units will be installed on both trains to capture thermal energy from the turbine’s exhaust and supply hot water for onsite heating.
The gas turbines will be manufactured in Finspong, Sweden. The compressors will be manufactured in Le Havre, France. Commissioning of the trains is slated for late 2021.
“The Gazli Underground Gas Storage project is of strategic importance to Uzbekistan and will play a critical role in sustainably meeting the country’s domestic energy demand,” said Thorbjoern Fors, Executive Vice President for Siemens Energy Industrial Applications. “Our in-country presence and ability to provide maintenance and support to the equipment using local content were also integral to this key project win.”
Enter Engineering Pte. Ltd. will provide engineering, procurement, and construction for the project.