Generon-IGS, an affiliate of Innovative Gas Systems, will design and engineer nine nitrogen production units plants for PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela S.A) to use in their MARTA-R gas field operations.

Generon-IGS say that PDVSA has signed the new contract to acquire a reliable source of on site generated nitrogen to ensure provision of dry seal gas for the field's gas turbine compressors. In addition, the companies had previously collaborated on constructing a dedicated nitrogen back up system for similar industrial usage.

Provision of gases had proved a problem for the company in the past as many of PDVSA's projects are located in remote areas, making logistics for reliable sources of nitrogen difficult if not impossible. The Generon-IGS nitrogen production units planned are stand-alone systems that can be skid mounted or containerized and use Generon-IGS membrane technology to provide an uninterrupted supply of gaseous nitrogen with purities from 95 - 99.5 percent.

These new nitrogen systems will add to the nine previously delivered units used in other gas field operations.