Siemens Gas and Power has secured a contract to supply compression and power generation equipment for the Balikpapan Refinery expansion project in Indonesia.

The facility, which is owned and operated by PT Pertamina (Persero), is located on Borneo Island in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The machinery, which will be supplied by Siemens, will be installed as part of Pertamina’s Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP).

The firm said that the RDMP includes the construction of a residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) unit with a capacity of 90,000 barrels per stream per day (bpsd); a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sulfur removal unit; a propylene recovery unit; and an 80,000 bpsd middle distillate hydrotreater.

Under the contract, Siemens Gas and Power will be responsible for the supply of 17 reciprocating compressors, along with a single-stage, hot gas expander, which will be built in Olean, New York, US.

The specific compressor models to be supplied will include eight HHE-VL compressors, two HHE-FB compressors, four HHE-VG compressors, and three HSE compressors.

Additionally, four SGT-800 industrial gas turbines and five SST-600 steam turbines will also be supplied for the Balikpapan power plant.

Installation and commissioning of the equipment is expected in 2022

Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Division New Equipment Solutions executive vice president Matthew Chinn said: “These factors, coupled with performance, efficiency, and reliability of the SGT-800 gas turbines, will enable the cost-effective expansion of the Balikpapan refinery and contribute to the success of Pertamina’s RDMP, which will play an important role in improving Indonesia’s energy security.”

The expansion project is expected to increase the refinery’s output from 240,000 barrels per day (BPD) to 360,000 BPD. It will also allow the refinery to produce high-quality fuels of the Euro V standard.

The Siemens Gas and Power’s Naroda Gujarat facility located in India will manufacture all the reciprocating compressors for the project.

The firm expects to install and commission the equipment in 2022.

Recently, Siemens Gas and Power was awarded a contract from CCZ JV to supply three cryogenic boil-off gas (BOG) compressor trains for the Golden Pass LNG export terminal in Sabine Pass, Texas.