GE Oil & Gas has commented on the “historic milestone” for the global oil and gas industry as BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) plant on Curtis Island, Australia, starts producing LNG for its first export shipment.
GE’s gas turbines, centrifugal compressors and generators are integral parts of the QCLNG facility.
Mary Hackett, GE Oil & Gas Regional Director for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, said: “This conversion of [coal bed methane (CBM)] to LNG on a large-scale truly unlocks this resource and GE has been working closely with our customer to deliver solutions across the entire hydrocarbon delivery chain to achieve this.”
The first LNG milestone is part of GE’s long-term commitment to the QCLNG project having signed a 22-year Contractual Service Agreement with QGC, BG Group’s Australian subidiary and operator of QCLNG, in early 2013 to provide a broad range of advanced technology services. Featuring reliability guarantees on the equipment, the GE scope of work includes planned and unplanned maintenance of the installed GE equipment, which includes 15 aeroderivative gas turbines, 28 centrifugal compressors, gearboxes, generators and all auxiliaries. The agreement also includes monitoring and diagnostic services.
The QCLNG plant is the first of three LNG projects to be constructed on Curtis Island, all of which will utilise GE’s technology. The resulting LNG will be primarily targeted for export markets including China, Japan and Singapore.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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