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Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) awarded Man Diesel & Turbo a multi-million euro contract for its Bergemeer Gas Storage facility in Alkmaar, Netherlands. The scope of delivery includes six integrated, skid-mounted compressor systems. Each 13 MW motor-compressor unit, weighing more than 80 metric tons, consists of a tandem compressor arrangement, generating a flow of 540,000 cubic meters per hour. The complete rotating assembly levitates in magnetic bearings and is installed in a hermetically sealed housing, thus eliminating the need for shaft seals and emissions to the atmosphere.
The Bergemeer gas storage project will create Europe’s largest open-access gas storage facility and will provide the Northwest European market with 4.1 billion cubic meters of storage capacity, almost doubling the Netherlands’ total storage capacity.