SICIM wins new EPC contract in Iraq.
The agreement calls for developing systems that will help the country counteract the phenomenon known as gas flaring (i.e., burning of the natural gas extracted along with the oil) and utilising the treated gas to generate electricity, resulting in energy recovery.
As part of the project, a gas sweetening unit, a nitrogen generator, and raw natural gas compression and dehydration systems will be implemented in the West Qurna 2 area, located in the south of Iraq north-west of Basra, a major port city and the site of one of the worlds’ largest natural gas fields. The facility will be designed to export third-party dehydrated raw natural gas to the Ar Rawati Gas Hub via a dedicated pipeline.
Since there are facilities already operating at the site, implementation will take place in multiple stages designed to allow working in parallel with the existing structures. First, a new gas sweetening unit will completely replace the existing unit. Second, the nitrogen generator will be put in place, enabling the natural gas to be collected from the sweetening units and from the compression and dehydration units. And lastly, the raw gas compression and dehydration systems will be integrated into the initial treatment facility of Mishrif, so the treated gas can then be exported through the dedicated pipeline.
Fuel gas will also be supplied to the initial treatment facility of Yamama (local oil field) in the first years, until the treatment facility comes into operation.