Magnolia LNG (MLNG) has awarded EthosEnergy a US$176.8 million contract for the first third party operations and maintenance (O&M) services partnership at the Lake Charles production facility in Louisiana, US. The O&M specific services include mobilisation, followed by full care, custody and control of the facility. They also include full responsibility for vessel filling operations at the dedicated mooring section, which is adjacent to the facility.
The Chief Operating Officer of Magnolia LNG, John Baguley, said: “The operations and maintenance agreement we have reached with EthosEnergy is an important step in our programme to transition Magnolia from our current activities focused on permitting and design, into the subsequent construction, commissioning and LNG production phases.
“We are committed to establishing the tools, processes, and procedures that enable MLNG to achieve the highest levels of excellence in plant reliability and safety. We look forward to integrating EthosEnergy into our team as a cornerstone element in achieving this necessary excellence. The established relationship between Siemens and EthosEnergy represents an added benefit to this arrangement now that we have selected Siemens to provide our process compressor equipment.”
The CEO of EthosEnergy, Mark Dobler, added: “We have leveraged our extensive O&M experience gained in the power generation sector to position us well to deliver these services in the oil and gas and wider energy-related markets. The depth and breadth of this expertise allows us to provide MLNG with a tailored solution, adding value to the lifecycle of the project and supporting the transition of Magnolia into the production phase.
“Our tried and tested O&M performance management systems and technology are designed to drive facility production effectiveness and identify improvements that will deliver long-term efficiencies for MLNG.”
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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