MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order for nine compressor trains for the state-owned Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC). MAN technology will be deployed in Kuwait's Burgan field, one of the world's largest oilfields. Petrofac has also been contracted by KOC to build the Gas Gathering Center 32, enabling the process accompanying gases and improving the quality of the oil produced.
The nine electric motor-driven compressors for Gas Gathering Center 32, type RB35 and RB28, will allow extremely challenging sour and wet gas from the Burgan field to be compressed. High proportions of hydrogen chloride and hydrogen sulfide mean demanding requirements for machines and materials. This current order also includes an option for additional machines and services.
In Kuwait, MAN’s turbomachinery is also deployed in other gas gathering centres. "The current order is based not least on the positive experience that KOC has with us," explains Hassan Ajami, Regional Manager MAN Diesel & Turbo Middle East. The company’s technology is not only employed in upstream operations, as he stresses: "In the past year, we have booked an order for six ReTPac machinery trains for the Al Zour refinery in Kuwait."
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