Dresser-Rand won a contract to supply two compressor trains to an onshore receiving facility in Ghana, Africa. This marks the first time the Dresser-Rand business, which part of Siemens Power and Gas, has sold a Datum compressor driven by a Siemens gas turbine.
The client, Eni Ghana Exploration and Production Limited (Eni Ghana), is a subsidiary of the Italian oil company Eni S.p.A., the operator of the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project in Ghana. The first compressor unit is scheduled for delivery in September 2017, the second in October 2017 and Eni Ghana expects to have the plant fully operational in February 2018.
The two Dresser-Rand Datum centrifugal compressors, model D10R8B, will each be driven by a Siemens SGT-400 gas turbine. The Datum are available in 15 sizes with discharge pressures ranging up to 1000 bar with maximum flow rates from 5400 to 700 000 cfm and power ratings to more than 90 MW. The Ghanaian compressors will be manufactured in Le Havre, France. The twin-shaft SGT-400 gas turbine offers 12.9 to 14.3 MW in power generation operations. They will be manufactured in Lincoln in the UK. The Hengelo facility in the Netherlands will coordinate the engineering, packaging, and testing of the equipment. There are more than 1000 Datum compressors and 300 SGT-400 gas turbines in successful operation worldwide.
Developing national resources is a high priority for Ghana in order to help improve the country’s access to energy and quality of life for its citizens, the company said. The equipment will be installed in Eni Ghana’s onshore gas receiving facility (ORF) located in the western region of Ghana near the village of Sanzule. The ORF will receive the non-associated gas delivered from offshore for further compression and injection into the gas pipeline national network for delivery.