Siemens Energy, together with Turboden, expands and decarbonizes Egypt’s natural gas transmission network
Siemens Energy, working with Turboden S.p.A., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group Company, has started development on the GASCO Dahshour gas compressor station (GCS) in Egypt, which will increase gas compression by 25%, without further fuel consumption, while reducing CO2 emissions by 120'000 tons per year.
Siemens Energy will supply 20 MWe electric motor driven (EMD) compressors, which will be coupled with Turboden’s 28MWe Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system, which is the largest high-temperature ORC system ever built.
The GASCO Dahshour GCS project is a first of its kind. It will exploit the heat from four existing gas turbine trains and from the new highly efficient, low emission, Gas Turbines from Siemens Energy.
Thanks to the recovery of exhaust gas heat and highly efficient compressor trains, this integrated solution will generate 192 GWh per year of fuel-free electricity. This energy, powering two 10 MWe EMD compressors, allows GASCO to save 65 million m3 of natural gas per year and cut CO2 emissions by 120'000tons per year, which is equivalent to the C02 absorption of a forest area of six times the area of Manhattan, NY.
“This unique project comes as part of our commitment to support the government in adopting energy efficient and sustainable solutions and business models to further sustain the country’s energy infrastructure, which Egypt already has. Dahshour project, with this game changing solution will help reinforce the availability and boosting of natural gas to support South of Egypt,” said Emad Ghaly- Managing Director of Siemens Energy in Egypt.
“As this system can work completely disconnected from the electricity grid and does not need water, it is perfectly suitable to be installed in remote or deserted areas. Moreover, the opportunity to replicate the project is a concrete step ahead towards the path to decarbonisation of the oil & gas industry,” said Paolo Bertuzzi, Managing Director and CEO Turboden S.p.A.
“At Siemens Energy we focus on providing our customers with sustainable energy solutions, we are glad to contribute with our gas turbine and EMD compressor trains to this state-of-the-art pioneer project in the MENA region. Our reliable equipment will ensure low life cycle cost with reduced Nox and CO emissions at GASCO Dahshour GCS,” said Youssef Taabouz, Regional Manager North Africa Siemens Energy Industrial Applications.
“This unique project is a concrete demonstration that ORC systems are energy efficienct solutions that allows the O&G industry to improve the sustainability of its processes, supporting the industry on its path toward decarbonization. We are very proud to cooperate with GASCO on this integrated solution which can become a best practice for a new generation of sustainable gas compressor stations,” stated Nicola Rossetti, Sales & Business Development Manager, Oil & Gas and Combined Cycle.