A large-scale project at one of the world’s biggest oil reserves based at Shaybah, Saudi Arabia, has involved the supply of 128 generator sets ranging from 13 – 750 kVA manufactured by FG Wilson (Engineering) Ltd, reports MEP.
Saudi Aramco, the government-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Company which produces, manufactures, markets and ships crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products to meet global demand, has invested in a US$2.76 billion project at Shaybah oil field.
The development required additional power to enable an increase in oil production to one million barrels a day and a 5 – 6% increase in gas extraction every year. To achieve these production levels Saudi Aramco required a large-scale installation of generator sets on site to be tendered via the main contractor, Samsung Engineering Ltd.
The project was secured in May 2011 by the sole FG Wilson Dealer in Saudi Arabia, Tamgo, for the supply of 128 generator sets ranging from 13 – 750 kVA. Tamgo supplied the large volume of FG Wilson generator sets, which will be operating in extreme weather conditions, including ambient temperatures of 55°C and regular dust storms.
The FG Wilson generator sets are providing power to the compound for the residencies, offices and construction site for the extraction of natural gas. Samsung Engineering Ltd also delivered 11 new gas turbine generators and 44 compressors, which will now generate an additional 729 megawatts of power at Shaybah. This will power a new plant capable of processing 2.4 billion cubic feet of gas per day and 264,000 barrels of liquids destined for Saudi Arabia’s growing petrochemicals sector.
Responsible for the supply, delivery and commissioning of the 128 generator sets, Tamgo travelled over 1,200 km to the operating site three to four times per month to co-ordinate the project and conduct ongoing maintenance and servicing with the generator sets operating in such harsh conditions. Tamgo’s expertise and high customer service levels has led to an ongoing contract with Saudi Aramco which recently increased its order to 140 generator sets in total. Tamgo’s outstanding commitment to support and maintain the installation of the generator sets since the project began in 2011 has led to a long-term relationship with Saudi Aramco. With more orders on the horizon, this project is due to be completed in 2016.
Islam Fathy, Product Manager at Tamgo, comments: “We are pleased to say we have designed, delivered and commissioned 140 generator sets onsite at present – all without a hitch. We are delighted to have forged a long term relationship with Samsung Engineering and Saudi Aramco which we hope will continue long into the future.”
Edward Jung, Cost Engineer of Shaybah NGL Recovery & Utilities Project (Package #2) at Samsung Engineering, comments: “Saudi Aramco had a large project and needed a company that was capable to install a quality, cost effective solution in complex weather conditions. “FG Wilson and Tamgo have proven expertise in delivering large scale projects with success, so we had no doubt they would be the perfect partners to deliver this project seamlessly.”