After its completion in 2015 the facility will be capable of processing 70 million m³ of ethane, pro-pane, butane, and natural gas per day from the two offshore fields, producing about 50 million m³ of market-ready gas. The potential for demand peaks or in extreme situations is as high as 86 million m³.
The LEWA pumps are designed for a specific task: At pressures of 140 to over 500 bar they will in-ject monoethylene glycol (MEG) and sulfur solvent. The MEG continually circulates between the plat-forms and the glycol regeneration units in the onshore preparation facilities, reducing the emergence of hydrates in the two underwater pipelines. A great challenge is that the sulfur content of the two gas fields is at a significantly higher concentration than in other areas, and starts to solidify at high tem-peratures. To prevent blockage of the pipeline and ensure reliable transport on land, a solvent for the sulfur must be reliably and continuously injected.