MOSCOW, Russia --Gazprom has awarded an engineering and construction contract to Italian company Siirtec Nigi for a gas treatment unit for the 1,200-km (746-mi) Nord Stream gas trunkline.
The module will be installed at the project's 354 MW compressor station in the Porotvaya Bay area, near Vyborg. It will provide dehydration of 170 MMcm/d of natural gas transferred from fields in Russia to the northern German coast via the Baltic Sea.
According to Gazprom, this capability is unprecedented, and will be more than 3.6 times the capacity of the gas treatment module at the Krasnodarskaya compressor station for the Blue Stream pipeline which crosses the Black Sea from Russia into Turkey.
Siirtec Nigi will perform engineering, supervised installation, and commissioning of the new module and will also ensure supply of associated equipment and materials. The unit's first stage should be installed in December 2010, and the second a year later.