Two 18,000 HP natural gas compressor stations - United States

As part of the Kentz and Valerus acquisition, we’ve bolstered our capability in gas processing and handling.

Working to tight deadlines, we provided a lump sum turnkey engineering, construction and commissioning solution for two 18,000 HP gas compressor stations, each designed for 120 MMscf/d (3.4 MMm3/d) gas. Located in the remote mountains of West Virginia, both facilities were planned for greenfield sites where environmental constraints added to the challenge of the location. In addition, the preparation of the sites required tremendous earth-moving activities.

Delays in the handover of road access pushed forward the weather-related deadlines and left just six months for the project to be completed before the onset of winter.

Proactive relationship

Building on an already solid and proactive working relationship with the client, our teams rose to the challenge of meeting this aggressive new schedule. Despite one of the worst winters in the North America, we expedited over 20 modular skids in record timing, mobilizing a total of 150 field supervision and craft personnel to support all field installation works. Slug catchers, metering skids, separators and scrubbers were all skid-mounted to facilitate rapid assembly at each site.

Supporting the client's producer milestones

The mechanical completion milestone was achieved on time, and with zero recordables and zero lost time incidents. We completed the full EPCC turnkey projects, including civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, construction, commissioning and startup, to successfully deliver the two 18,000 HP compressor stations within the six-month deadline. Only 75 days from receipt of the first greenfield site, we had 8,000 HP moving gas at specification and within 120 days we achieved and additional 8,000 HP compression, just as winter set in.

All equipment was on skid and packaged at our facilities, which included 21 Waukesha 7044 / Ariel JGK two-stage compressor packages, various production equipment, two modularized power distribution centers (PDC) and bulk storage.

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