Atlanta-based Siemens Industry Inc. has completed the world's largest onshore compressor to create liquefied natural gas in Qatar.
Using Siemens technology, the compressor turns natural gas into liquid for the world's largest liquefied natural gas company, Qatargas. Natural gas is liquified in order to transport it to the end market, where it is turned back into gas.
Located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, 50 miles north of the capital city, Doha, the Siemens technology is the product of five years of work.
“The culmination of this project is monumental, as it involves the hard work and dedication from hundreds of Siemens' team member across dozens of countries,” said Doug Keith, president of the company's Drive Technologies Division, in a press release.
On the small Qatar Peninsula on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Qatar has the world's third largest gas reserves. According to the news release, the country recently raised its liquefied natural gas production to 77 million metric tons per year.
The amount of power generated by gas turbines to run these types of compressors is affected by the air temperature. Siemens technology helps the turbines run more efficiently in the high temperatures of the Middle Eastern country.
Siemens Industry, a U.S. affiliate of Siemens AG's industry sector, provides production, transportation and building technology solutions. Based in Munich, Germany, Siemens AG has more than 400,000 employees worldwide.
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