Siemens Energy and Turboden started development of GASCO high efficiency natural gas station in Dahshour, Egypt.
Turboden S.p.A., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group Company, is the supplier of the largest high temperature Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system, which coupled with 20 MWe electric motor driven (EMD) compressors supplied by Siemens Energy to improve the efficiency of GASCO Dahshour gas compressor station (GSC) in Egypt.
Paolo Bertuzzi, Managing Director and CEO Turboden S.p.A., stated that “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.”
Additionally, the system will generate 28 MWe of power using the waste heat from four existing gas turbines and improve the system’s compressed gas capacity of 25%. It is also generating 192 GWh of fuel free electricity per year. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions of 120,000 ton per year and saving more than 65 million of standard cubic meter of natural gas.
For his part, Emad Ghaly, Managing Director of Siemens Energy, mentioned that “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.”
It is worth noting that this project is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) within its five-year decarbonization program, started in 2018, and focused on modernization and energy efficiency.