Peterborough, UK-based engineering company Peter Brotherhood Ltd has
secured a £1.85 million contract to supply three reciprocating gas
compressors to a gas processing facility jointly owned by BP and
Sonatrach in In Amenas, Algeria.
Designed and manufactured by Peter
Brotherhood, the skid mounted methane compressors will have separate
air-cooled oil and water consoles. M. W. Kellogg, which will supply
some of the ancillary equipment such as the gas coolers and relief
valves, placed the order with Peter Brotherhood Ltd. Each machine will
have a local control panel linked to a remote central panel.
Peter Brotherhood has many years’
experience supplying API 618 reciprocating gas compressors to
refineries, petrochemical plants and process industries around the
world. The company won the contract because it could demonstrate a
good record of on-time delivery and a technically superior product.
The compressors will operate under severe ambient conditions and Peter
Brotherhood was also able to demonstrate experience in this field.
The two throw, two-stage machines are
due for delivery in May 2004 and will operate under desert conditions.