Erz Mountains, Saxony: Verdichterstation

The compressor station at Olbernhau comprises three gas turbine driven, radial turbo-compressor units with a site rating of 350 000 Nm³/h each (one serving mainly as a stand-by unit). In addition the installation (with a total area of 5.6 ha) embraces the following structures:

  • operations building
  • service building
  • gas volume meter station
  • fuel gas processing facilities
  • gas dryer
  • pig station
  • flare stacks for burning off  residual gas
  • gas aftercooler
  • pipe runs within installation

The entire installation was approved in accordance with BIMSCHG (German Federal Immission Protection Law).


Industrial Engineering

Constructional Engineering


Dorsch International Consultants


Wintershall AG, Kassel

Project Activities

  • Construction engineering   

    • all service phases for building construction as per BIMSCHG

  • Design of mechanical-electrical equipment

    • heating and ventilation
    • sanitary works
    • electrical explosion protection

  • Design of outdoor facilities

    • civil engineering works
    • roads and paths
    • green space

  • Design of loadbearing structures
  • Overall site supervision


From 1990 to 1993