GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract by BP to supply gas turbine-driven compressors for a third liquefaction train for the Tangguh expansion. GE Oil & Gas also provided the original equipment for Trains 1 and 2. This latest order has been placed with PT IMECO Inter Sarana – GE Oil & Gas’ local business partner in Indonesia.
The Tangguh facility is located in the Papua Barat Province in Indonesia. Once the expansion is complete, it will have total capacity of 11.4 million tpy – an increase of 3.8 million tpy. It is operated by BP on behalf of its partners: MI Berau B.V, CNOOC Muturi Ltd, Nippon Oil Exploration (Berau) Ltd, KG Berau Petroleum Ltd, KG Wiriagar Overseas Ltd, Indonesia Natural Gas Resources Muturi Inc., and Talisman Wiriagar Overseas Ltd.
Rod Christie, President & CEO – Turbomachinery Solutions, GE Oil & Gas, said: “The agreement to provide a third natural gas liquefaction train for Tangguh, nearly 15 years after the agreement to install the first two, is a reflection of the enduring performance of the existing plant machinery supplied by GE Oil & Gas.
“The equipment similarity to the other two LNG trains and the single source of the entire shaft line are key factors that will enable smooth and optimised operation and maintenance of the plant. GE is committed to strengthening our partnership with the plant by bringing technology enhancements and maintaining the highest levels of performance from our equipment.”
GE Oil & Gas will manufacture the components of the turbo compressor strings at the company’s facilities in Greenville, South Carolina, US, and Florence, Italy, where the train will be both assembled and load tested. It will also be fully digitally enabled, including advanced sensors and monitoring capabilities to allow continuous equipment care to safely maximise availability. The equipment will be ready to be shipped to Indonesia in mid 2018.
The low pressure/medium pressure (MR) string will include one horizontally split centrifugal compressor for low pressure MR and one barrel type centrifugal compressor for medium pressure MR, driven by a GE MS7001EA gas turbine and a helper/starter steam turbine. The propane/high pressure MR string will include one horizontally split centrifugal compressor with side streams for propane and one barrel centrifugal compressor for high pressure MR, driven by a GE MS7001EA gas turbine and a helper/starter steam turbine. In addition to this, the company will also supply heat recovery steam generator for each of the two strings.
For the installation of the new train, GE Oil & Gas will provide on-site support and local training programmes.
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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