General – gas generators
Aggreko, the global leader in mobile and modular energy solutions, was awarded a five-year contract to provide the reliable 1.1. MW gas generator to Neptune Energy in the Netherlands, the largest gas producer in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
New emission regulations on soot and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) production required Neptune Energy to rethink their approach for the offshore gas turbine.
The turbine in question was inefficient and was producing more power than was needed, which required flaring. The company didn’t want to spend unnecessary CAPEX in updating the turbine, but reliability issues and maintenance costs meant a decision had to be made.
Aggreko collaborated with Neptune to understand the requirements and quickly devised a solution to meet all requirements and regulations.
Its mobile, modular, 1.1 MW gas generator would provide ample power to the platform, with the portable equipment ideal for offshore sites.
Most importantly though, the 1375 kVA gas generator would lower emissions in comparison to the existing turbine, thanks to increased efficiency and the ability to use APG (Associated Petroleum Gas), which was being flared.
As an added bonus, Aggreko helped Neptune avoid CAPEX as the solution offered was on a rental basis.
Also a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) was implemented to verify the lowered emission values. This would guarantee the equipment to be working precisely how our customer wanted it. This was done before installation.
The 36% efficiency of the new power package meant that the customer’s gas turbine was no longer necessary and the platform stayed live with no need for CAPEX.