Black & Veatch has selected GE to deliver refrigeration compression equipment including GE PGT25+G4 DLE gas turbines and GE 2BCL compressors for Golar LNG Ltd’s floating LNG (FLNG) vessel, the Hilli. GE will also provide service for four compression trains, following a service agreement signed with Golar.
The project involves the conversion of a former LNG carrier, the Hilli, into an FLNG vessel. Keppel Shipyard in Singapore is responsible for the design, detailed engineering and procurement of the marine systems and all of the conversion-related construction services.
GE’s turbomachinery will be controlled by GE’s Mark VIe control system, including integrated anti-surge control. GE is also supplying eight anti-surge valves, which are designed for centrifugal compressor anti-surge and recirculation loops.
GE’s service and support contract extends to three maintenance cycles over 20 years and will deliver a guaranteed availability rate of 98.9% from the equipment.
Advanced sensors in the LNG trains will support predictive maintenance, remote diagnosis, and ensure greater uptime and optimum performance levels. GE is also providing control and mechanical engineers to support the deployment, which will follow delivery of key LNG train components from early 2016. Delivery to Singapore will take place from GE’s manufacturing sites in Florence and Bari, Italy.
Hoe Wai Cheong, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of EPC Projects for Black & Veatch, said: “We are in an age of gas and LNG […] FLNG projects, alongside the commercialisation of unconventional resources in North America, have created a new frontier. Efficiently, reliably and safely tapping into these resources is a key priority for those of us in the industry, and we believe GE to be the ideal partner to support us in this.”
Rafael Santana, CEO and President Turbomachinery Solutions, GE Oil & Gas, added: “Customers are looking for solutions that help reduce the total cost of ownership and provide more flexibility. Golar’s approach of using predictive analytics to support extremely high levels of availability, uptime and production will ensure its FLNG project has a competitive advantage. Golar, Black & Veatch and Keppel form a strong combination of industry leadership for this challenging offshore conversion project.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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