TENP, Storengy let compression contracts to GE

Christopher E. Smith
OGJ Pipeline Editor

HOUSTON, Jan. 31 -- The Trans Europa Naturgas Pipeline (TENP), which extends across Germany from the Dutch to the Swiss border, awarded a contract of more than $120 million to GE Oil & Gas to overhaul nine gas turbines located at four compression stations.

TENP is making the conversion from nine GE MS3002 gas turbines, including three new units and six fully over-hauled units, to dry low NOx (DLN) technology to meet the stringent future German legal requirements on NOx and CO2 emissions. The conversions will not expand the existing footprint of the compressions station, GE said. The new units will enter service over the next 4 years, according to GE.

Scope-of-work also includes replacement of the gas turbine skids and auxiliaries, replacing and installing heat recuperators, installing new control logic functions into the existing controls systems, site installation activities, and a full-string test for the first upgraded unit.

RasGas Co. Ltd. Selected DLN technology to reduce gas turbine emissions at its LNG plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, north of Doha, in December 2010 (OGJ Online, Dec. 15, 2010).

GDF Suez Group company Storengy selected GE’s Integrated Compressor Line (ICL) units for storage expansion projects in France and the UK. GE Oil & Gas will supply Storengy with four ICL units: two 5-Mw units for the expansion of the Beynes natural gas storage project near Paris, which has a total storage capacity of up to 385 million cu m of natural gas; and two units (5 and 8-Mw) for development of the Stublach natural gas storage project in Cheshire, UK. Stublach will comprise up to 28 caverns, the first 10 of which will be commissioned in 2013, with a total storage capacity of up to 400 million cu m.

The awards follow initial contracts to supply four GE ICL units to Storengy for the expansion of the Cere La Ronde (near Tours) and Saint Illiers (near Paris) storage facilities, and brings to 20 the total number of ICL units supplied to customers across Europe, GE said.

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