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    Siemens Lands Saudi Contract for Compression


The major storage project wlll need 20 trains.

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Siemens Lands Saudi Contract for Compression

German engineering firm Siemens Energy has won the tender to provide the centrifugal compressor systems for Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah Unayzah gas reservoir storage project, it said July 30. The plant includes a 1.5bn ft³/day injection and 2bn ft³/day of withdrawal capacity, although both operations will require ten trains each. It did not say what the contract was worth.

Siemens Energy won the order from engineering, procurement, and construction contractor Samsung Engineering, which in turn was awarded the EPC contract for the entire project earlier this year.

The project, 260 km east of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, includes a plant that will take surplus pipeline 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 From here, it can be withdrawn when needed to meet high summer demand for air conditioning and other peak needs.

Siemens Energy said: “We have a track record of fastest delivery times and a dedicated local workforce to produce these units in our Dammam facility in line with our commitment to Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add program.”

This order builds on Siemens’ recent successful supply of compressor trains for other Saudi Aramco projects, including the new Fadhill gas plant and the Hawiyah gas expansion project.

Siemens said it won the order because of its “proven ability to deliver better compressor performance and flawless execution, which ultimately results in lower life cycle costs.”