Dresser-Rand business commissions its first micro-scale LNG production solution


Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:27 am EST


Houston, TX

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, has commissioned its first micro-scale natural gas liquefaction system at the Ten Man liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility near Mansfield, Pennsylvania.

The modular, portable LNGo technology enables distributed production of LNG and can be installed in a short period of time to meet local demand for LNG. This cost-effective solution, developed by the Dresser-Rand business, allows the operator, Frontier Natural Resources, to monetize unutilized gas assets at Tenaska Resources LLC’s Mainesburg field, located in the Marcellus shale play. Frontier Natural Resources is an independent natural gas producer focused on developing conventional and unconventional resources.

The Ten Man facility commenced production in mid-September, just four months from contract signing, and produced approximately 120,000 gallons of LNG in the first 20 days for high horsepower applications in Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. LNG is ideal for high horsepower machinery including marine, rail, mining, over-the-road trucking, drilling, fracturing and power equipment.

The scope of supply includes a standardized LNGo liquefaction solution consisting of four different modules, each handling one step of the liquefaction process. The whole LNGo system can be transported on eight trucks, is deployed directly at the gas field and has a footprint of approximately 508 square meters, roughly the size of a basketball court.

“This project demonstrates our unique capabilities to deliver innovative solutions for oil and gas applications that help our clients maximize the value of their assets,” said Michael Walhof, sales director for Distributed LNG Solutions for the Dresser-Rand business. “We are proud to provide Frontier Natural Resources with a reliable, robust solution to liquefy natural gas and cost-effectively move it to market.”

The LNGo system, manufactured at the Dresser-Rand business’ Painted Post facility in upstate New York, makes it possible to monetize otherwise unutilized gas deposits due to its relatively low capital and operating costs. The micro-scale LNGo solution is self-sufficient and eliminates the need to establish an expensive gas pipeline infrastructure or arrange for long-distance trucking of LNG from centralized plants to point of use. Furthermore, it can be deployed in rough terrain or remote regions. It can function as a decentralized solution where the requisite pipeline infrastructure is lacking, or as an onsite transformation solution to reduce or eliminate flaring of petroleum gas at, for example, oil rigs or producing gas fields.

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, is a leading supplier of mission-critical, high-speed rotating equipment solutions to the worldwide oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries. As part of the global Siemens family, the Dresser-Rand business offers an equipment portfolio that includes turbo and reciprocating compressors; steam turbines; industrial and aero-derivative gas turbines; high-speed engines; and modular power substations. With the world’s largest installed base, one of the world’s largest technical support and service center networks, and a presence in more than 150 countries worldwide, the Dresser-Rand business delivers local solutions and services on a global scale.

This feature and press pictures are available at www.siemens.com/press/lngo

For further information on the Dresser-Rand business, please see www.dresser-rand.com/company/about-us/

For further information on Siemens LNG solutions, please see www.siemens.com/lng-solutions

For further information on LNGo technology, please find a video here www.dresser-rand.com/lngo

For further information on LNGo technology, please see lngo.dresser-rand.com

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Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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First LNGo solution in operation (Copyright: Dresser-Rand)


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