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Società Gasdotti Italia awards Baker Hughes an order for 2 zero-emissions electric motor driven compressors

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Società Gasdotti Italia awards Baker Hughes an order for 2 zero-emissions electric motor driven compressors

Società Gasdotti Italia awards Baker Hughes an order for 2 zero-emissions electric motor driven compressors

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ROME, ITALY, February, 15 2024 – Società Gasdotti Italia (SGI), the second natural gas transmission operator in Italy by network extension, awarded Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, a contract – booked in the fourth quarter of 2023- for the supply and installation of two zero- emissions electric motor driven compressors.

The two electric motor driven compressors, with a total power of 7.2 MW each, will be manufactured by Baker Hughes in its Thermodyn plant in Le Creusot, France and will be installed at the compressor station within the SGI network in Corridonia (Macerata), in Italy.

These technologies, designed to operate with blending of hydrogen and natural gas up to 20%, represent a fundamental contribution in a gas transport network system that will use increasing percentages of renewable gas, with the goal to contributing to reduce CO2 emissions.

Specifically, the Baker Hughes ICL technology (Integrated Compressor Line) is equipped with magnetic bearings and high-speed variable speed motors. The order also includes installation, training and spare parts for commissioning. The installation of such technology makes this a zero-emission push station. For Baker Hughes, this is the first ICL order in Italy, after having successfully installed it in other countries, in Europe and elsewhere.

This operation, carried out after a careful and granular selection process, is in continuity with the SGI’s vision – declared Roberto Loiola, CEO of Società Gasdotti Italia. We work to accelerate the energy transition, pursuing investments in innovative and zero-emission technologies that favor the development of renewable gases such as hydrogen, also through partners with high technological know-how such as Baker Hughes”.

We are pleased to support SGI in this important project – said Alberto Matucci, Vice President Gas Technology Equipment of Baker Hughes’ Industrial & Energy Technology (IET) business. The energy transition is a long-term path that needs further acceleration to achieve net-zero goals by 2050. Our commitment to offer increasingly efficient and reduced-emission solutions, developing innovative and alternative technologies capable of accompanying the path towards decarbonization, is an integral part of our sustainability strategy“.

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