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MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) has received an order from Estonian TSO Elering AS to deliver two MOPICO compressor systems for the Balticconnector project.
Major gas projects in the Baltic region include the Gas Interconnector Poland – Lithuania (GIPL), the Balticconnector project, and the development of infrastructure between the Baltic states. The GIPL aims to connect the Baltic and Finnish gas networks with the continental European gas network by the end of 2021 and the Balticconnector will provide an important gas link between Finland and Estonia.
The order includes two MOPICO RM40 compressors with a MAN M33 motor each and a corresponding active magnetic bearing system supplied by MAN-owned MECOS. In addition to the compressor systems, the scope includes the delivery in 2020 and commissioning. compressor trains will be manufactured and tested at the MAN Energy Solutions plant in Zurich, Switzerland.
The MOPICO for Paldiski will compress the natural gas to approximately 942 psi (65 bar). The MOPICO for Puitatu will then compress the gas to approximately 797 psi (55 bar).
The order marks the first for MAN within the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP).