Success Story

Setting new standards for both fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

Customer: Altera Infrastructure (formerly Teekay Offshore)

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. Altera Infrastructure, 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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Sep 21
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition

Sachin Menon, OPRA’s former master student, will present the paper “Numerical Investigation of 100% Premixed Hydrogen Combustor at Gas Turbines Conditions Using Detailed Chemistry” at ASME Turbo Expo on 21-25 September.

Sep 30
WEBINAR Oil And Gas: Utilizing Associated Gases Directly To Generate Clean Electricity

Join us and AIREM Energy for a live webinar on Wednesday, September 30 at 16:30 CET.  In this webinar, Christoph Zahn and Ryan Zwicker will introduce OPRA and AIREM Energy’s successful partnership; upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas; and e emissions reduction through minimization of flaring. Save your seat!

 

Oct 06
VIRTUAL 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.

Oct 14
WEBINAR Introducing KALTIMEX

Join OPRA Turbines live webinar “Introducing KALTIMEX. How customers in Indonesia, Bangladesh and the Philippines will benefit from this new partnership” on October 14, 2020 at 10:30 CET. Sign up here!

 

Oct 21
WEBINAR Advantages Of Using Multiple OPRA Units For A Larger Power Loads

Join our webinar on October 21 at 16:30 CET to learn about cost effectiveness of using multiple units, emissions and performance advantages during load-following; future expansion capability due to our modular approach. Register Now!

Oct 28
WEBINAR OPRA’s Power Generation Rental Solutions

Join our free webinar on October 28, 2020 at 16:30 CET to see OPRA’s power generation rental solution and its financial benefits. Reserve your spot now!

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