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BHGE to provide LNG technology solution for Calcasieu Pass project

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Baker Hughes, a GE company has announced that it has won a contract and been granted notice to proceed on the construction of its comprehensive LNG technology solution for Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu Pass project.

According to the statement, the final notice to proceed (FNTP) follows Venture Global’s final investment decision (FID) and financial close for Calcasieu Pass, and is part of the companies’ previously-announced supply agreement. The agreement includes BHGE’s modular liquefaction trains, as well as power generation and electrical distribution equipment for the Calcasieu Pass Project.

Rod Christie, BHGE president and CEO, Turbomachinery & Process Solutions, said: “By providing innovative LNG technology solutions to projects such as Calcasieu Pass, BHGE is continuing to help unlock the potential of natural gas. We are proud to be a strategic partner for such an innovative and important project for the US LNG market.

“As global energy demand continues to grow and with it an increasing focus on energy transition in the coming decades, we will see more adoption of gas solutions in the energy mix, making the availability, flexibility and cost of natural gas important factors in shaping the future of energy.”

Venture Global Co-CEOs, Bob Pender and Mike Sabel, added: “Our teams have been working successfully together for years engineering, designing and now fabricating our process system. Today’s announcement allows us to complete construction of our export facility and realise our commitment to deliver US-produced, low-cost energy to the world. We look forward to continuing to execute alongside BHGE.”

Under the terms of the contract, BHGE claims that it will provide an LNG liquefaction train system (LTS) with 18 modularised compression trains across nine blocks, for a total nameplate capacity of 10 million tpy. According to the statement, the modularised system offers a ‘plug and play’ approach that allows for quicker installation, as well as lower construction and operational costs. These modules will be manufactured, assembled, tested and transported from BHGE’s facilities in Italy.

In addition to this, BHGE claims that will utilise advanced technologies from across its portfolio to deliver a comprehensive power island system (PIS), which includes power generation and electrical distribution equipment for the facility. Equipment deliveries are expected to begin in the 2H20. The company will also provide associated field support services to help with the oversight, installation and commissioning of the supplied equipment. These are reportedly the first contracts signed under the master equipment supply agreement between Venture Global LNG and BHGE for 60 million tpy of production capacity.

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