25 Sep 2019

Aggreko Win Award For Environmental Endeavours

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  • Written By

    Dan Betts
    London, UK

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    London, UK

Aggreko plc, the global leader in rental power, heating and cooling, has been recognised by Texas Oil & Gas Awards with the award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship.

This was as a result of our custom emissions control technology that helps to reduce NOx emissions on temporary, large-scale gas power plants.

Innovation in the form of its new emissions control technology, surpassed emissions regulations and successfully reduced the NOx emissions up to 90% and Hydro-Carbon, CO and particulate emissions reduction up to 80% - a true first of its kind in the world of Temporary Rental Power Generation.

Launched in 2012, the Texas Oil & Gas Awards showcases the great gains being made by upstream, midstream and downstream companies in key areas of corporate social responsibility, the environment, and health and safety. The awards enable companies to celebrate their achievement and demonstrate their commitment to these critical industry issues.

“We are gratified to be recognised with this prestigious award for the work we did for a new cryogenic gas processing facility in the Permian Basin of West Texas,” said Charles Royce, Managing Director, North America.

“The job called for us to not only meet state emissions regulations, but also Federal regulations, which meant we had to reduce NOx emissions by 75%. We are helping our customers in their transition to new realities of global energy markets. Globally, the energy sector is going through a major transition; the challenge today is to find the optimal way to secure more energy, affordably and sustainably.”

The Award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship recognises efforts, initiatives or technological developments that have minimised or eliminated their environmental footprint within the region.

Organisations working in the oil and gas sector that can demonstrate a positive contribution to the environment are eligible.

Award winners must demonstrate true innovation in tracking environmental impact, implementation of practices or technology proving environmental benefit, and must demonstrate clear practical application of the solution or initiative in the region, as well as long-term environmental benefits that are also economically sustainable.

Aggreko’s engineering team designed a 2-phase approach. Phase 1 included 26 MW of natural gas power generation. Additionally, a custom-built set of SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) units were retrofitted atop the exhaust stack of each of the 25 natural gas generators in Phase 1.

To ensure the emissions and the overall performance of the system could be monitored in real-time, Aggreko brought in its overseas SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) colleagues for additional support. The ability of the cryogenic plant to use its own field gas for fuel also meant that fewer trucks needed to drive the roads to deliver fuel to the site, further reducing costs, and also helped to reduce traffic congestion and preserve the roads.

This 26 MW temporary power plant with custom-built SCR units and SCADA is a first of its kind and has set the benchmark for clean-burning, large-scale power plants moving forward.