Fluor's Scope of Work
The storage site is an existing gas reservoir. Conversion of the reservoir into a gas storage facility involves the modification of 6 existing wells into one site to accommodate 14 new wells, for a total of 20.
The injection facilities comprise six 10-MW centrifugal compressors; the treatment facilities contain two dew point correction units (silica gel).
TAQA and Fluor conducted a value engineering exercise that reduced the project budget considerably. Subsequently, Fluor updated the FEED package before starting the EPC phase. The first task was to modify the systems at the existing well site to enable TAQA to continue injecting cushion gas into the underground reservoir during construction.
Fluor is providing engineering, procurement, and construction management services for the well site, the gas treatment plant, and peak gas installation tie-ins.
Gas Storage Bergermeer will be the largest open-access gas storage in Europe, with a working capacity of 4.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas atop the 4.3 billion cubic meters of cushion gas (which stays in the reservoir to achieve an economical operating pressure).
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