Siemens Energy will supply 20 compressor trains for a critical gas project for Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS). Siemens’ centrifugal compressor systems will enable operators to manage surplus gas volumes efficiently to meet seasonal demands.
The plant includes a gas injection facility with a capacity of 1,500 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) (42,475,270 cubic meters per day, or m3/d) and a withdrawal facility capable of processing up to 2,000 MMSCFD (56,633,693 m3/d) of gas.
Siemens Energy will supply the required 20 compression trains. Ten trains will be built for the injection portion of the plant, and another 10 trains will be used for the withdrawal portion of the plant.
Siemens Energy received the order from Samsung Engineering, who was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the entire project earlier this year.
The project, located 162 miles (260 kilometers) east of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, includes a plant that will take surplus pipelines gas in the winter months and inject it into an existing depleted field. From here, it can be withdrawn when needed to meet high summer demand.