November 13, 2014

GE To Supply Gas Turbine Compressor Train And Mechanical Drive Technology To Petronas FLNG

KUALA LUMPUR - GE Oil & Gas will supply its proven gas turbine-driven compressor train and mechanical drive technology to Petronas for a second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility that is being developed off the coast of Sabah and Sarawak.

The latest project marks another major order with Petronas under a global frame agreement for equipment supply between the two companies, GE said in a statement today.

"GE was awarded the contract primarily because its turbomachinery has a successful track record of supporting offshore LNG production," it said.

Petronas' Vice President and Venture Director, LNG Projects (Domestic), Upstream Business, Datuk Abdullah Karim said the project marks another important step in positioning Malaysia as a strong regional and global LNG market player.

"We are excited to move ahead with the development of our second FLNG facility that will boost our LNG production to help meet Asia's growing energy needs," he added.

As part of its contract, GE will supply four of its PGT25+G4 gas turbine generator systems and two nitrogen trains featuring two LM6000-PF+ 2BCL907 aeroderivative gas turbines in mechanical-drive mode.

"The commercial operation is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2017. Once operational in the first quarter of 2018, the second FLNG facility will produce about 1.5 million tonnes a year of LNG.

"The LM6000 gas turbine model, already used for offshore mechanical drive applications, has an overall installed fleet counting more than 1,000 units worldwide," GE said.

Source: Bernama