Emerson Process Management has provided automation and engineering services for a Qatargas project that it expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1.6 million tonnes annually.
Now fully operational, the $1bn Jetty Boil-Off Gas (JBOG) Recovery facility is the biggest of its kind and one of the largest environmental investments in the world.
It is expected to recover more than 600,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year ” equivalent to the energy supply for more than 300,000 homes.
The facility is designed to recover the gas flared during liquefied natural gas loading at the six LNG berths in Ras Laffan Port. The gas is compressed and sent to the Qatargas and RasGas LNG production facilities for use as fuel or as LNG.
Emerson specialists managed key elements of the project including automation engineering, configuration, startup, training, commissioning support and other services.
The company’s automation solution for the project included the DeltaV distributed control system to control and monitor operations, as well as the company’s Fisher control valves and Rosemount measurement instruments.