Siemens to supply compressor solution for OPAL natural gas pipeline link
Order volume approximately EUR40 million
Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Energy has received an order for the supply of a compressor solution for the OPAL natural gas Baltic Sea pipeline link. Purchaser is the European energy company WINGAS GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture of the German oil and gas producer Wintershall and the Russian company OAO Gazprom. The compressor trains will be deployed in the first OPAL compressor station in Radeland, Brandenburg. The order volume is approximately EUR40 million.
The scope of supply encompasses three compressor trains, each comprising an STC-SV compressor driven by an SGT-700 gas turbine. Siemens will also supply the control units, and the entire electrical and auxiliary systems. The compressor station will boost the pressure in the gas pipeline to as much as 100 bar.
“This order once again underscores our all-round competence in pipeline solutions, already proven in numerous major international projects,” said Tom Blades, CEO of the Oil & Gas Division of Siemens Energy. “This is the third pipeline order for WINGAS and clearly illustrates that our compressor solutions meet our customers’ requirements in terms of environmental standards, safety, reliability and operational readiness.” Commissioning of the OPAL natural gas pipeline link is scheduled for the fall of 2011. It is 470 kilometers long and will link Germany and Europe with the largest natural gas reserves in Siberia via the Nord Stream pipeline that ends in Lubmin near Greifswald. OPAL will receive the natural gas from there and transports it as far as the Czech border.
The Siemens pipeline portfolio encompasses compressors with electric or gas turbine drives, transformers, substations, breakers and automation, communications, supervisory and control systems as well as safety and security equipment. These solutions contribute toward meeting customer requirements such as pipeline operational reliability, environmental, safety and efficiency standards.
Siemens offers leading-edge solutions for onshore and offshore applications: extraction, separation, gathering and treatment of crude oil and natural gas, enhanced oil recovery and post-separation treatment.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2009 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.8 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR30 billion and posted a profit of EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2009, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 85,100. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy
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