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GE Gas Engines Coming To Howard Midstream

Three 275GL+ Waukesha engine to drive compression equipment at Texas plant

Posted on June 12, 2013

GE is supplying three 275GL+Waukesha gas engines to Howard Midstream Energy Partners to drive compression equipment at a new cryogenic natural gas processing plant north of Laredo, Texas.

The 200 MMcfd (5.6 x 106 m3/d) facility will serve production and midstream business customers operating in the Eagle Ford, Olmos and Escondido gas fields in South Texas. The plant and associated pipelines will tie into the Cuervo Creek gathering pipeline that Howard Energy bought in March 2012.

Construction of the gas plant began in April, with startup planned for January 2014. GE expects to ship the engines from its Waukesha, Wis., gas engines factory in July and August.

Brian White, president of Waukesha gas engines — GE Power & Water, said, “We are pleased to demonstrate the multiple benefits that our 275GL+ gas engine technology offers for high horsepower cryogenic processing plant applications to help meet the growing demand for shale gas processing capacity.”