Dahshour Compressor Station
Year 2011 has witnessed the operation of the first gas compressor station within the National Gas Grid, to add another task for GASCO company beside its basic mission of operating, maintaining and upgrading the National Gas Grid, our country's national wealth. PETROJET, ENPPI and our highly well trained work staff were sharing their experience during the processes of installments and tests of the station components as well as alarm and fire systems reaching to standard performance tests in the presence of foreign experts representing the manufacturing companies, which qualifying team-works to ensure safely operation for that giant station.
The Station is formed of three turbine compressor units with a capacity of 27 MSCF/day; In addition to this, standby unit, supporting system units for station operation, alarm system and firefighting systems. Furthermore, several buildings are attached to the station such as: Control building, Transformers building, as well as, warehouse and workshop building. The station is receiving natural gas via two gas pipelines (El-Ameria/Dahshour 32" & El-Sadat/Dahshour 42") with inlet pressure ranging 25:50 Bar to be risen to 70 Bar and transmitted via two gas pipelines (Dahshour/Korimat 36" &Korimat/Beniswief 30") and supply natural gas to the rest of upper Egypt gas pipeline customers delivering gas under specific pressures and quantities to all south valley consumers including sugar, paper and cement plants within the governorates of Assiout, Sohag and Qena ending with Kima plant of Aswan..
To meet the needs of power plants, industrial customers and domestic, in quantities and contractual pressures required, we start implementation procedures for adding 2 units number 5 and 6 with capacity 18 MSCM/day to reach 54 MSCM/day total capacity of the station. It is planned to complete execution in December 2021 with total investment 2.3 billion pounds.