Man Turbo has placed an order with Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) Group to supply five electric drive systems for the Zuidwending underground natural-gas storage facility in the
The final customer for the variable-speed drives is a joint venture between the companies Nederlandse Gasunie and Nuon. The value of the project amounts to around €10m and the gas storage facility is scheduled to start operating in 2010.
Nederlandse Gasunie buys, transports and sells natural gas and promotes its safe, efficient and innovative use. In the
The two companies are jointly building a natural-gas storage facility in underground salt caverns near Zuidwending in the
Siemens is supplying five variable-speed drive systems of the type ‘Sisog Comp D’, each with an output of 12MW for the operation of the gas compressors. The drive units consist of water-cooled converter-fed induction motors and ‘Perfect Harmony’ medium-voltage converters, including the associated open-loop and closed-loop control technology. Siemens will also supervise installation and commission the electric drive systems.