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Gea Enters New Markets in the Global Oil & Gas Industry

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Gea is targeting new markets with several state-of-the-art projects in the oil & gas market.
Gea is targeting new markets with several state-of-the-art projects in the oil & gas market. (Source: Borsig ZM Compression, Germany)

Gea has announced that it has secured several larger orders for projects in the global oil and gas market. Received in 2016, the orders form customers in Oman, Pakistan and the United States will be realized until 2018.

Düsseldorf/Germany — According to the company, one mega project in Oman is a process refrigeration system, including a chiller unit for hydrocarbon dew point control and a water-chiller package, adding that this plant was the largest in the Middle East that utilizes oil-injected screw compressors.

The second project in Pakistan is Gea’s first order in the country's oil and gas industry. It features three fuel-gas booster centrifugal compressor packages and a complete gas treatment station. The 747 megawatt gas-fired power station is designed to mitigate the chronic power shortages in the area.

Furthermore, the German engineering company supplies processing units for major shale gas areas in the southwestern of the United States for a leading processor of natural gas. This customer processes more than 14 billion standard cubic feet (approx. 400 million cubic meters) of natural gas per day. These units, comprising 15 custom-engineered propane refrigeration compressor packages, will be used in cryogenic natural gas processing facilities. Thirteen of these units feature model 1210 GL GEA screw compressors; two of the units feature model 675GL screw compressors. These compressor packages are used in a “midstream” application, as opposed to an “upstream” or “downstream” application. One of the primary functions of these natural gas facilities is to remove ethane, propane, butane and other high-value constituents from the gas stream. These products, once separated, each become marketable raw materials used in downstream applications such as plastics, chemicals, fuels and aerosols. The company also supplies solutions for the upstream and downstream phases of the process.

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