Success Story

Setting new standards for both fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

Customer: Teekay

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), except methane, are called NMVOCs that evaporate from crude oil due to their volatile characteristics. Storage, loading and unloading of oil in offshore platforms, storage ships (FSOs and FPSOs), onshore storage tanks and terminals, and on shuttle tankers, contribute significant emissions of NMVOCs. These VOCs are a mix of heavy hydrocarbons too volatile to be burnt in reciprocating engines. Teekay, operating one of the world’s largest conventional tanker fleets, were looking for an efficient solution for use of the VOCs their shuttle tankers generated.

OPRA gas turbines recover 100% VOCs emissions from shuttle tankers, combusting surplus methane gas from VOC plant of approx. 10 ton per loading. Emissions are reduced from 27,000 tons CO2 to 1,000 tons CO2 annually, while also producing electric power to the vessel grid. As OP16 Gas Turbines are fuel flexible they can operate on VOCs and natural gas simultaneously, ensuring continuous power in case of VOCs supply shortage.

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Jul 07
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE e-EUBCE 2020

OPRA Turbines is pleased to announce its participation at European Biomass Conference and Exhibition(EUBCE) on “Bioeconomy’s role in the post-pandemic economic recovery“, taking place from July 6 – 9, 2020.

Thijs Bouten will present the paper “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Application of Fast-Pyrolysis Oil in a Gas Turbine Combustor” on 7 July 2020 at 16:20 CET.

Jul 08
WEBINAR Flexible In Fuel & Reliable In Operation: Oil & Gas Turbine Applications co-hosted by AIREM Energy

Join OPRA webinar on June 8, 2020 at 16:30 CET to learn about Oil & Gas Turbine Applications. Webinar will be co-hosted by AIREM Energy. To register your place on this webinar: click here

Jul 15
WEBINAR Introducing OPRA Rental Solutions

Join OPRA Turbines webinar ‘Introducing OPRA Rental Solutions’ on July 15th 2020 at 16:30 CET. Register here

Sep 08
EXHIBITION WasteTech 2020

OPRA will exhibit at WasteTech in Moscow, Russia from 8-10 September 2020.

Sep 24
CONFERENCE Gasification Summit 2020

OPRA Turbines will be participating and presenting a paper on ‘“Radial Gas Turbines as the missing link between Gasification and the energy market‘ at Gasification Summi from 24-25 September 2020 in Lyon, France.

Oct 06
EXHIBITION World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit

OPRA will be participating at the World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit in London from 6-7 October 2020.

Nov 05
EXHIBITION CIIE, 5-10 November 2020

OPRA will exhibit at the 3rd China International Import Expo, CIIE, from 5 to 10 of November 2020