Saudi Aramco selects Siemens compressors for gas reservoir storage project

IM2020070370GPSiemens Energy has been selected to 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 standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) (42,475,270 cubic metres per day, or m3/d) and a withdrawal facility capable of processing up to 2,000 MMSCFD (56,633,693 m3/d) of gas.

Siemens Energy received the order from Samsung Engineering, who was awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the entire project earlier this year.

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 It can be withdrawn from here when needed to meet the high demand in the summer.

Siemens Energy will supply the required 20 compression trains. Ten trains will be built for the plant’s injection portion, and another 10 trains will be used for the plant’s withdrawal portion.

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.

Patrice Laporte, head of North America Industrial Applications Products, said, “Siemens Energy is honoured to receive this order, which we believe is due to our proven ability to deliver better compressor performance and flawless execution, which ultimately results in lower life cycle costs.”

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