Baker Hughes, a GE company announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply turbomachinery equipment for the first phase of BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project located offshore Mauritania and Senegal. BHGE will provide the technology for four compressor trains for offshore gas liquefaction on board Golar LNG Limited’s industry leading FLNG solution, expected to deliver 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum.
The contract was awarded to BHGE in the first quarter of 2019 by Golar’s topsides contractor, Black and Veatch (B&V).The award builds on a also received by BHGE in the first quarter for the Project, demonstrating the strength and breadth of the company’s full stream portfolio for offshore gas fields.
Each of the four trains will consist of a PGT25+G4 aeroderivative gas turbine driving a centrifugal compressor. This solution was designed, tested and proven based on a model that B&V and BHGE . The gas turbines and compressors will be manufactured, tested and transported from BHGE’s plants in Italy.
“Being selected for this important project reinforces our gas leadership position in the global LNG market and an important region, “said Rod Christie, President and CEO of BHGE Turbomachinery & Process Solutions. “Our technology solution has been proven to support FLNG, is based on a strong partnership with B&V and offers best-in-class reliability rates that will help reduce operational risks for Golar and BP.”