Siemens Awarded Four Year Service and Maintenance Contract for Yamal Pipeline Turbo-Compressor Trains
Polish PGNiG, Russian Gazprom and Polish Gas-Trading S.A., shareholders in EuRoPol GAZ s.a., which owns 684 km of the Polish section of the Yamal - Europe Transit Pipeline System, has awarded a major service and maintenance contract to Siemens Power Generation Services.
The new agreement provides four years of service and maintenance for 16 complete turbo-compressor trains, each consisting of an SGT-600 Siemens turbine and a 60P2 Dresser-Rand compressor, installed in gas compressor stations in the towns of Kondratki, Zambrow, Ciechanow, Wloclawek and Szamotuly. The stations have a total driving power of 400MW.
The service contract includes the survey and inspection of equipment, diagnostic services, supply of spare parts and the implementation of backup devices to achieve high operating reliability.
"The Yamal pipeline is of significant importance to the region and therefore the continued reliability and optimal operational performance of the technology working to support the pipeline is critical," said Thorbjoern Fors, CEO of Siemens Power Generation Services, Distributed Generation and Compressors business unit. "We look forward to applying our highest levels of service technology and expertise to the compressor trains at these five stations."
The Yamal-Europe pipeline system within Poland is part of the gas pipeline running from the Yamal Peninsula in Russia through Belarus and Poland to Western Europe. This line of the gas pipeline includes the five compressor stations, measurement stations as well as process communications systems and the SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system.