Compressed air solutions specialist, Sullair Australia (Champion Compressors)
has secured a landmark contract to supply 23 compressor packages including ancillary equipment for leading Australian coal seam gas producer, QGC.
The prestigious contract involves the staged delivery of compressed air and nitrogen solutions between November 2012 and September 2013 and forms an integral part of QGC’s Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) Project.
QGC’s QCLNG Project is one of Australia’s largest current capital infrastructure projects that will generate significant economic benefits for Queensland and Australia. The project scope involves expanding QGC’s coal-seam gas production from the Surat and Bowen basins in Queensland, construction of a 540km one-metre diameter natural gas pipeline network linking the gas fields to Gladstone, plus the development of a natural gas liquefaction plant on Curtis Island.
According to Sullair Australia Business Development Manager, Peter Laws, the order placed with Sullair by QGC is among the largest compressed air contracts ever placed in Australia. He explains that the compressed air and nitrogen generation project is larger than all other similar LNG upstream projects in Queensland combined. Sullair compressed air solutions will be used within the ‘upstream’ project covering the pipelines, gas-gathering systems, and gas treatment and compression facilities.
Sullair Australia will be supplying 38 of its renowned Variable Output Control VOC45 units to provide high quality instrument air for flow, temperature, pressure and gas-composition monitoring equipment throughout the Field Compression Stations plus nitrogen for the flare header purge. Sullair will also supply 12 VOC110 compressors for instrument air and nitrogen gas generation to deliver blanket, equipment and flare-header purge for the large pipeline compressors in the Central Processing Plants.
Sullair Australia is additionally providing all necessary ancillary equipment including driers, pressure vessels, filters, chillers, heat exchangers and nitrogen generators.
Sullair Australia has previously supplied instrument air packages for QGC’s domestic gas operations, establishing the quality of its products and resources, plus the ability to reliably supply parts and servicing.
According to Laws, the contract validates Sullair’s expertise in the engineered package market and highlights the strengths of the solutions the company can deliver to the gas processing industry.