Jenbacher Engines to Reduce Flaring of Waste Gas, Site Emissions
GE Energy will supply 12 of its Jenbacher gas engines to support Russian oil and gas producer Monolit LLC’s project to reduce emissions by utilizing previously wasted gas at a Western Siberian production facility.
At the facility, the waste gas - or Associated Petroleum Gas (APG) - will be separated into liquefied natural gas and other transportable products (including propane, butane, and ethane) for the chemical industry. Monolit is the latest operator to install GE’s Jenbacher engines in Russia as the country seeks to aggressively curtail industry emissions from the flaring of waste gas in order to help meet its environmental goals. A new national law requiring producers to utilize 95% of their APG is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2012.
Monolit, a division of the Roza Mira Group, will use APG to fuel GE’s containerized Jenbacher engines. The project marks the first time GE has installed its special APG-standardized, Type 4 engine version. The units feature a low compression ratio ensuring maximum output with low methane numbers, as well as a specific engine management system and remote engine diagnostics to assure high engine availability levels despite varying gas compositions. The modular design of GE’s containerized engines also allows them to be relocated to other sites as needed. The units will generate more than 15 MW of power to support production activities at the Monolit site in Shapinskoe, 150 km south-east of Khanti-Mansiysk in the Western Siberian lowlands. The project’s units are scheduled to be installed during the summer of 2009. Commercial operation is expected to begin in the third quarter 2009.
By utilizing the APG from nearby drilling fields at Shapinskoe for onsite power generation, Monolit will avoid the need to transport diesel fuel over long distances, thus delivering significant environmental benefits. According to the customer, the utilization of APG for onsite power generation will help save up to about 536 000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per year in total at the gas processing facility and gas engine plant.
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