GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract to supply gas turbine-driven compressors for a third natural gas liquefaction train for BP's Tangguh expansion project in Indonesia.
The Tangguh facility in the Papua Barat Province of Indonesia is being expanded to increase LNG production by a further 3.8 million tons per annum (mtpa), bringing total plant capacity to 11.4 mtpa. The majority of the gas produced by the third liquefaction train will provide energy for the Indonesian domestic market.
The order for the third train equipment has been placed with the GE Oil & Gas local business partner in Indonesia, PT IMECO Inter Sarana. The equipment will be ready for shipment to Indonesia in mid-2018.
“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 optimized operation and maintenance of the plant,” said Rod Christie, President & CEO - Turbomachinery Solutions, GE Oil & Gas.
The components of the turbo compressor strings supplied by GE Oil & Gas will be manufactured at GE facilities in Greenville, South Carolina, USA and Florence, Italy, where the train will by assembled and load tested. It will be fully digitally-enabled, including advanced sensors and monitoring capabilities to allow continuous equipment care to safely maximise availability.
The low pressure/medium pressure mixed refrigerant (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.
For the installation of the new LNG train, GE Oil & Gas will leverage its local footprint and global engineering capabilities to provide on-site support and develop local talent through training programmes.
Tangguh is operated by BP on behalf of its partners MI Berau B.V, CNOOC Muturi, Nippon Oil Exploration (Berau), KG Berau Petroleum, KG Wiriagar Overseas, Indonesia Natural Gas Resources Muturi Inc., and Talisman Wiriagar Overseas.