New Malborghetto compressor unit STARTS operation

The fifth compressor unit in the Malborghetto (Udine) gas compressor station upgrade programme started operation. It is a gas turbine with a mechanical power of approximately 23.7 MW.

The upgrade increases the gas transport capacity in line with the stepping-up of gas imports from Russia, and it also increases the reliability and security of transport.

As well as the installation of the new, latest-generation gas compressor unit, other completed activities include a series of plant improvement measures (modifications to the station’s piping, installation of new boilers and filters, improvement of gas recovery facilities, replacement of transformers and generator, and relocation of vents).

Currently, work is underway to build a new storage area and complete the civil finishing, after which work will proceed with the environmental restoration.

All the work has been carried out using the best available technologies and in conformance with the Environmental Management System for the compressor stations, operated by Snam Rete Gas to the UNI EN ISO 14001 standard.

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05 August 2016 - 16:36 CEST