GRAND PRAIRIE, ALTA. — Siemens will supply industrial gas turbines for an oil and gas project in Alberta.
The facility will receive two SGT-300 industrial gas turbines.
The equipment order, placed by the customer’s engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm, marks the first application of the SGT-300 in Canada.
According to a release from Siemens, the gas processing plant will help support production growth for the customer in the Grande Prairie Region and will be built alongside the company’s existing dehydration and compression facility.
The project is slated for completion in 2020.
The new turbines are expected to help increase the facility’s production by 50 million cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity.
It will also allow for 30,000 barrels per day of condensate stabilization capacity.
The turbines will share 12 megawatts of power generation and be used to drive compressors at the facility.
The SGT-300 turbine is used in power generation and mechanical drive applications throughout the world. It’s most commonly used in the oil and gas industry.
For this project, safety was key in the design, the release reads.
The turbine package for the gas plant will feature a non-enclosed design, allowing plant-wide fire detection and suppression. This design will also allow for easier maintenance and visual inspections.
The turbines are scheduled for delivery late this summer, 10 months after the initial order was placed. Commissioning is expected in autumn 2019.
“This will be the first application of the SGT-300 in the country and we look forward to working with the customer and their EPC to support future production growth throughout the Grande Prairie Region,” said Patrice Laporte, vice-president of oil and gas for Siemens America, in the release.