February 2018, Vol. 245, No. 2


MAN Diesel Wins Order from Kuwaiti Oil

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order for nine compressor trains for the state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). MAN technology will be deployed in Kuwait’s Burgan field, one of the world’s largest oil fields.

The British plant manufacturer Petrofac has been contracted by KOC to build Gas Gathering Center 32 for processing accompanying gases and improve the quality of the oil produced.

In Kuwait, turbomachinery by MAN is also deployed in other gas gathering centers, including an order in the past year for six ReTPac machinery trains at the Al Zour refinery.

The nine electric motor-driven compressors for Gas Gathering Center 32, type RB35 and RB28, will allow 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.

“Just like with this order, the oil and gas industry is increasingly investing in the processing of accompanying gases, which until now have often been flared off,” said Ulrich Mudrack, vice president of MAN Diesel & Turbo in Berlin, Germany.

Sophisticated compressors, turbines and engines make it possible to make good use of such gases. “Processing and power generation benefit not only the customer, but also the environment, by reducing flaring and venting,” Mudrack added.

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