First Shipment of Motor Driven Centrifugal Compressor for Saudi Arabia
Jan. 23, 2008
Tokyo, January 23, 2008 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has recently shipped the first of six motor-driven centrifugal compressor packages from its Kobe Works to Saudi Arabia. The other five packages will be delivered by March.
The order was received in January 2007 from Aramco Overseas Company B.V., a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company. One of the centrifugal compressor packages will go to the Nuayyim ASL Crude Increment –100 MBCD project to install a grass roots facility to process an additional 100 MBCD of crude oil from the Nuayyim field and downstream facilities. The other package will go to the Hawtah Stabilizer Upgrade Project to provide additional crude degassing facilities, which is processing Arab Super Light (ASL) crude from both the Hawtah and Nuayyim fields in Saudi Arabia for the Saudi Arabian Oil Company.
The motor-driven compressor packages will be used to compress natural gas and will be installed in the Nuayyim Gas and Oil Separation Plant and the Hawtah Stabilier Unit.
Kawasaki has supplied a total of 231 compressor units worldwide, including 37 to the Middle East. The company will continue efforts to increase sales of compressors and compression systems to the area.