- Increase storage compressor flexibility during four-year transition from LCV to HCV natural gas
- Reduce site emissions
- Minimize installation cost
- ICL has zero emissions, zero leakage, no lubricant oil to dispose of
- Enables 90% lower CO₂ emissions for this storage site
- Minimizes installation waste and new materials by using existing civil work and piping
Storengy’s aquifer storage site in Gournay-sur-Aronde, France, uses three compressors driven by gas turbines to store low-calorific-value (LCV) natural gas. In 2022, the facility will start changing to high-calorific-value (HCV) natural gas. To ensure a smooth transition and achieve its target for emissions reduction, Storengy wanted to replace one large turbine-driven compressor with a more flexible alternative.
Baker Hughes' zero-emission ICL technology was chosen for its high flexibility thanks to lower speed capabilities and high efficiency over the full speed range. The system has lower power consumption, a compact package that simplifies installation—and it's future-ready with the ability to handle hydrogen content.