Siemens Energy will provide centrifugal compressor systems for Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS) project. The plant includes a gas injection facility with a capacity of 1,500 million ft3/d (42,475,270 m3/d) and a withdrawal facility capable of processing up to 2,000 million ft3/d (56,633,693 m3/d) of gas.

The project, located 162 miles (260 km) east of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, includes a plant that will take surplus pipelines gas in the winter months and inject it into an existing depleted field. From there, it can be withdrawn when needed to meet high summer demand.

Siemens Energy will supply the required 20 compression trains. Ten trains will be built for the injection portion of the plant, and another 10 trains will be used for the withdrawal portion of the plant. Siemens Energy received the order from Samsung Engineering, which was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the entire project earlier this year.

Arja Talakar, Senior Vice President, Industrial Applications Products for 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 programme.”

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.

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3rd August 2020