MAN Diesel & Turbo MGT gas turbines consolidate market position

Following a successful market launch, the MGT series of gas turbines is now completing its project references. In the Rehden compressor station operated by Gascade Gastransport GmbH, one of Germany’s largest gas transportation companies, an MGT 6200 two-shaft turbine will in future drive a centrifugal compressor (MAN RV 050) thereby increasing the station’s natural gas transportation capacity.

“With the additional compressor train from MAN we shall be able to significantly raise the capacities of our long-distance gas pipelines from 2017,” says Heidi Bernhardt, Head of Systems Engineering at Gascade. “In addition to the technical performance data, the experiences we had during close collaboration on previous projects was a further aspect that led to our decision to choose MAN once again.”

Gascade as a long-term customer operates numerous stations with MAN products, including the station in Rehden, the largest hub in the company’s supply network. MAN Diesel & Turbo offers both motor-driven and turbine-driven compression solutions for use in compressor stations. In Rehden, for instance, two electrically driven Man Mopico┬« (Motor Pipeline Compressors) with magnetic bearings have already been in use for years.

“In addition to a precisely coordinated design of compressor and turbine, the machine train currently on order boasts further highlights,” says Matthias Grapow, Head of the Midstream Segment at MAN Diesel & Turbo. For example, even the low volume of seal gas leakage from the compressor is returned to the gas system and not, as is normally the case, into the atmosphere. This represents a further contribution to environmental friendliness in the operation of gas transportation systems. “As well as the highly individual design of the entire machine train,” says Grapow.