Siemens has been awarded a contract to provide three residue compression trains for two, 250 million standard cubic feet per day cryogenic gas plants in the Delaware Basin.

Each train consists of a 22,000 horsepower (hp) motor, gearbox, and multi-stage Dresser-Rand® DATUM centrifugal compressor, all mounted onto a single skid. 

The compressors, motors, and drives will all be built by Siemens in the US, commissioning is scheduled for commissioning in the later part of 2020.

“This project is an excellent example of Siemens’ ability to offer its customers a complete integrated solution,” said Patrice Laporte, Vice-President of Oil and Gas for Siemens America.

While the traditional approach would require ten large reciprocating units for this project, Siemens’ centrifugal compressor solution meets the entire plant duty for this two x 250 MMSCFD project using three compression units while ensuring low turndown capability.

“This customer is one of the largest shale gas players in the Permian Basin and this is their first order with us. For them to switch from their traditional approach to our proposed solution lends testament to their confidence in our understanding their needs and having the technical expertise to offer a customised, innovative offering,” Laporte concluded.

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Source: Siemens