Siemens supplies drive for gas compressor in UK | Automation.com

Siemens supplies drive for gas compressor in UK

May 1, 2007 - The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has received an order from Rolls-Royce Power Generation plc, London, Great Britain, to supply a direct drive for a gas compressor in Felindre, South Wales. The final customer is the British gas supplier, National Grid (NG), London. The low-maintenance electric drive can be adjusted exactly to different requirements with the help of a variable speed controller. Commissioning is planned for September 2008. The order volume is about six million euros.

The new compressor station at Felindre is a vital part of the expansion of the UK national gas transmission system. It will enable natural gas from two new LNG receiving terminals currently under construction in Milford Haven to be connected to the 7000km national transmission system operated by National Grid. Siemens will supply the electric drive system for the gas compressor. The gearless variable-speed drive has an output of 35 megawatts and its speed can be varied between 2280 and 5040 rpm. This also enables the compressor output to be precisely adapted to changing requirements. The electric drive has low maintenance with high availability and enables easy starting and stopping of the compressor. The electric drive has a low noise level an produces no NOX or CO2 emissions.

Siemens is responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of the complete drive system, including transformer, line filter, frequency converter, synchronous motor and cooling system. Siemens will also commission the system.

The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2005 (to September 30) I&S employed a total of 31,700 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 5.390 billion, according to U.S. GAAP.
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