Siemens have recieved a major order of 12 compressor trains for two onshore natural gas processing plants in Iran
The 12 compressor trains each contain a Siemens STC-SV vertical split compressor and will be used in two plants. Ten trains will be used for the Mohr C2+ hydrocarbon recovery plant, located in Fars Province in south-central Iran while four of these STC-SV compressors will be driven by Siemens SGT-700 gas turbines, which give the customer an especially high OPEX benefit, thanks to their reliability and efficiency. An additional four more compressor trains for the Mohr plant will be driven by Siemens SGT-100 gas turbines, and two others will be driven by an electric motor.
The company Palayesh Parsian Sepehr will operate the plants. Siemens’ customer is the EPC Hampa Engineering Corporation. Commercial operation is expected end of 2018.
The plant in Mohr will process natural gas into C2+ hydrocarbons. Part of these hydrocarbons will serve the domestic Iranian gas market, while the long-chained hydrocarbons will be transported in a pipeline to the Iranian coast 60 kilometres away. The hydrocarbons will be further fractionated at the Assaluyeh plant in Bushehr Province. Siemens will supply another two compressor trains here that will each be driven by a Siemens SST-600 steam turbine. The plant in Assaluyeh will produce important feed stock for the petrochemical industry, including ethane, propane, and butane.
“Siemens has been present in Iran since 1868, maintaining a significant local operation. This is the first huge oil and gas order since the easing of sanctions in January 2016. Our best-in-class technology and our reliable expertise in the Iranian oil and gas business will help the Iranian people develop a sustainable, affordable, and modern electrification system,” said Mohsen Nayebzadeh, CEO of Siemens in Iran.
“With Siemens, we are assured of proven technology for our project. Siemens is a partner that has all the capabilities necessary to execute such a huge scope of supply, such as the 12 compressor trains for the C2 recovery and fractionation project,” said Hamid Elyas, Managing Director at Hampa Engineering Corporation.