GE's ORegen System Set For APL Compressor Station
The ORegen waste heat recovery system, a technology developed by GE Oil & Gas that enables a gas turbine to produce extra power without any additional emissions or fuel consumption or water use, will be installed at Alliance Pipeline’s (APL) Whitecourt Compressor Station about 200 km northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
GE Oil & Gas has received a contract to supply the ORegen system to NRGreen Power, who is coordinating the project. ORegen will produce 14 MW of electricity, using waste heat from the existing APL compressor station, avoiding associated CO2 emissions and maximizing energy efficiency, GE said.
The Alliance Pipeline transports about 45 MMm3/d of natural gas from British Columbia and northwestern Alberta through Saskatchewan, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa to a terminal in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. GE has supplied all of the compression equipment for the mainline pipeline system, including 16 gas turbine-driven compression systems.
NRGreen Power will start the construction of the facility basement in May 2012. The ORegen system will be delivered to NRGreen at the end of 2012, with installation and commissioning expected to take about six months. Commercial operation is planned by 2013.
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