Following a successful market launch, the MGT series of gas turbines is now completing its project references. In the Rehden compressor station operated by GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, one of Germany's largest gas transportation companies, an MGT 6200 two-shaft turbine will in future drive a centrifugal compressor (MAN RV 050) thereby increasing the station's natural gas transportation capacity.
"With the additional compressor train from MAN we shall be able to significantly raise the capacities of our long-distance gas pipelines from 2017," says Heidi Bernhardt, Head of Systems Engineering at GASCADE. "In addition to the technical performance data, the experiences we had during close collaboration on previous projects was a further aspect that led to our decision to choose MAN once again."
GASCADE as a long-term customer operates numerous stations with MAN products, including the station in Rehden, the largest hub in the company's supply network. MAN Diesel & Turbo offers both motor-driven and turbine-driven compression solutions for use in compressor stations. In Rehden, for instance, two electrically driven MAN MOPICO® (Motor Pipeline Compressors) with magnetic bearings have already been in use for years. With the current project another MAN high-end technology will now be supporting the transport capacity at GASCADE.
"In addition to a precisely coordinated design of compressor and turbine, the machine train currently on order boasts further highlights," says Matthias Grapow, Head of the Midstream Segment at MAN Diesel & Turbo. For example, even the low volume of seal gas leakage from the compressor is returned to the gas system and not, as is normally the case, into the atmosphere. This represents a further contribution to environmental friendliness in the operation of gas transportation systems. "As well as the highly individual design of the entire machine train," says Grapow, "GASCADE also benefits from a comprehensive training and service concept that we are able to offer as an OEM and a one-stop supplier."
With the current order the MGT gas turbine series from MAN looks set to further strengthen its position in the market: "Following the successful launch in Europe and the breakthrough on the Chinese market last year, our latest gas turbine has now achieved a further milestone – a major reference for its use as a sophisticated mechanical drive unit," says Armin Haller, Senior Vice President at MAN Diesel & Turbo for the Industries Division.