Providing Power in the Most Challenging Situations
GE’s Waukesha 275GL+ gas engines provide power in the most challenging situations
Case Study - Challenge
To meet increasing regional and global demands for natural gas, TgP (Transportadora de Gas del Peru SA) is expanding its reach deep in the jungles of Peru. This consortium of local and international stakeholders has been charged by the Peruvian government with designing and constructing a facility to effectively transport both natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the region’s largest reserve.
The project calls for a pumping station at an elevation of more than 5,500 feet (1,700 m) to move NGLs across the jungles, through the remote central Andes Mountains, and into the area’s more densely populated cities.
Case Study - Solution
Based on a careful economic analysis of options that could meet its need for extreme engine reliability and performance at high altitudes, TgP opted to standardize its fleet with GE’s Waukesha gas engines. The new pumping station consists of an initial stage of three main pumps, all of which are driven by Waukesha 12V 275GL+ gas engines supplied by Petroceros, a long-time distributor of the Waukesha product line.
At maximum capacity, the three engines will pump a combined 594,000 gallons of NGLs per hour (2,250 m3/h) through 14-inch (0.35m) pipe.
Case Study - Results
After thorough engine testing, TgP is very pleased with the results - likening the project’s success with its previous positive experiences in operating GE’s Waukesha VHP gas engines at altitudes as high as 13,410 feet.
According to a Petroceros’ representative, there is no other engine in this power range that can handle the high altitude as effectively as the 275GL+, while at the same time meeting the region’s demands from an emissions standpoint.