Banagas signs US$42.2mn EPC deal with JGC

Banagas

The Bahrain National Gas Company (Banagas) has entered into an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with Japan's JGC Gulf International for constructing a compressor station.

Capability

The US$42.4mn project will include gas gathering and transmission lines, said a Banagas spokesperson. The new compressor station is expected to compress and deliver about 60 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) of associated and refinery off-gas.

Banagas general manager Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said that the CS9 is among the only two high capacity stations capable of 60 mmscfd capacity, the other being CS7.

"The new station will help relax our other compressing stations, that's why this will be a standby and has higher capacity." Other stations worked at 20 mmscfd to 40 mmscfd range, he added.

Residue gas

The compressor turbine will be fired by residue gas - methane and ethane, said Banagas projects deputy general manager Mohamed BuRashid.

CS9 will help ensure continuous handling of up to 310 mmscfd of associated and refinery off-gas.

Completion

Mechanical work on the project is expected to be completed in 22 months, with the commissioning of the station in 2013. Banagas has already achieved 97 per cent Bahrainisation, Dr Shaikh Mohammed said. It exports propane, butane and naphtha worldwide.

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