A significant milestone in construction of the Australia Pacific LNG Phase One Upstream gas plants has been achieved with the recent installation of the first compressor skids at Condabri Central gas processing facility.
It’s the first of fifteen such sets to be placed over the next year and a half.
These electric drive high speed centrifugal compressors, arranged in four stages, will compress the low pressure gas direct from the coal seam gas (CSG) wells up to pipeline pressure for onward transmission to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.
The technology selection is a significant change from Origin’s previous gas plants. It provides enormous benefits in efficiency, zero site air emissions, low noise emissions, and very high levels of reliability with low maintenance requirements.
The machines were built in Germany by Siemens on a purchase order placed almost three years ago after a global tendering exercise. It’s the single largest order for compressors ever processed by the company.
Delivery involved high level collaboration between the Siemens and Origin teams.