Baker Hughes (BHGE) is to supply turbomachinery equipment for three LNG trains, including six gas turbines and 12 centrifugal compressors, for the Golden Pass LNG export facility in Sabine Pass, Texas.
The project is expected to produce around 16 million tonnes per year of LNG.
This news comes as ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum announced a positive Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Golden Pass LNG export project and the plan to proceed with construction in the first quarter of 2019. BHGE’s technology supports the project’s goal to be the lowest cost LNG supplier on the U.S. Gulf Coast through a proven solution with optimised maintenance cycles.
BHGE’s technology for three trains will consist of six MS7001 EA heavy-duty gas turbines driving 12 centrifugal compressors. The MS7001 EA is the most utilised large industrial gas turbine available in the LNG market, with 77 units in operation in 13 countries. The MS7001 EA fleet offers best-in-class availability with proven power and extended maintenance intervals with more than 550,000 fired hours.
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