ABB recently won an order to provide electrical equipment and related services for the Kauther Depletion Compressor Project for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The contract was awarded by GE Oil & Gas.
Located on the northern edge of the major central Oman gas fields, the Kauther gas field depletion compressor project will extract the remaining natural gas from a number of existing wells.
ABB’s scope of supply consists of engineering services and electrical equipment, including variable speed drive systems for the compressor. The project is scheduled for completion in the last quarter of 2010.
The project includes the delivery of two variable speed drive systems for the compressor application; each with a 17 MW 1500 rpm synchronous motor, LCI converter, four winding transformers and filters; switchgear and chiller for converter cooling. ABB will also provide related engineering services, including a network study to ensure the optimal performance of the installed system.