ABB, Zurich, has won a $151 million order from the energy company Eni Congo SA to engineer, build and commission a natural gas compression station and treatment plant in the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville).
The plant will be located at the onshore M’Boundi oil field near the
Atlantic coast, and will provide compressed natural gas to power the turbines
at two nearby power plants in Djeno. These plants currently supply most of the
The project is part of Congo’s “zero flaring” program, set up to reduce
emissions from the burning of excess fuel and to use locally extracted energy
more efficiently. Natural gas that was previously flared off and wasted at
existing oil processing operations will instead be used to increase Congo's
power-generating capacity, and provide the country with a reliable source of
electricity. Excess gas will be re-injected into the reservoir.
Saying 'No' to Wasting Natural Gas Flare-Offs
July 27, 2011