Sophisticated Modeling Subsystem For Russian Compressor Station

November 2012, Vol. 239 No. 11

Wood Group Kenny company MSi Kenny was awarded a contract by Gazprom Avtomatizatsiya to provide a modeling subsystem for the Portovaya compressor station on the Russian coast of the Baltic Sea.

The compressor station is part of the Gryazovets-Vyborg gas trunkline which will improve gas supply in Russia’s Northwest and feed gas to Europe via the Nord Stream pipeline.

The modeling subsystem will comprise an engineering and operations simulator (EOS) for offline simulation and a gas management system (GMS) for monitoring and optimizing compressor station operations to meet operational requirements for the Nord Stream pipeline. The project will result in the most geographically extensive gas transmission simulation models ever implemented by MSi Kenny and will be based on an expanded version of the modeling software used by the Nord Stream pipeline. This will enable Gazprom to optimize compressor operations while achieving optimal pipeline inventory and operating conditions.

“The 366-MW Portovaya compressor station will secure gas transmission across the 1,200-km length of the Nord Stream pipeline and eliminates the need for additional compressor stations,” said Michael Mai, president, CEO of MSi Kenny.