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Siemens to supply compressor stations to Australia Pacific LNG

LNG Industry,

Siemens Energy has received an order for the supply of up to 10 compressor trains to Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) in Queensland, Australia. APLNG is a joint venture between Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips. The APLNG project will involve the development of coal seam gas fields in south central Queensland over a 30-year period and includes construction of upstream gas gathering and processing facilities together with a 450 km main transmission pipeline from the gas fields to the LNG facility being built on Curtis Island near Gladstone.

The Siemens´ compression solution will be incorporated into APLNG’s upstream gas gathering facilities to compress low pressure coal seam gas for delivery via the main pipeline to the LNG facility. Delivery of the compressor trains will start in early 2012.

“We see a steadily growing need for innovative technologies capable of tapping new reserves in remote or extremely challenging regions,“ said Tom Blades, CEO of the Oil and Gas Division.

Each train is designed to transport around 84 million ft3/d of gas. The compressors have to demonstrate a high level of reliability and flexibility to suit the LNG facility requirements. Coal seam gas is a natural gas, which is mainly composed of methane.

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