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Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a contract to supply turbomachinery equipment for the first phase of BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project located offshore Mauritania and Senegal

AdobeStock 259729010Floating LNG facility to provide circa 2.5mn tonnes of LNG per annum and represents the first stage of a multi-phase project. (Image source: 259729010/AdobeStock)

BHGE will provide the technology for four compressor trains for offshore gas liquefaction on board Golar LNG Limited’s industry-leading FLNG solution, expected to deliver 2.5mn tonnes of LNG per year.

The contract was awarded by Golar’s topsides contractor, Black and Veatch (B&V) to BHGE in the first quarter of 2019.

The award builds on a separate subsea production contract also received by BHGE in the first quarter for the project.

The company stated that each of the four trains will consist of a PGT25+G4 aero-derivative gas turbine driving a centrifugal compressor. This solution was designed, tested and proven based on a model that B&V and BHGE had previously developed together for a similar application.

The gas turbines and compressors will be manufactured, tested and transported from BHGE’s plants in Italy.

Rod Christie, president and CEO of BHGE turbomachinery and process solutions, said, “Being selected for this important project reinforces our gas leadership position in the global LNG market and an important region.”

“Our technology solution has been proven to support FLNG, is based on a strong partnership with B&V and offers best-in-class reliability rates that will help reduce operational risks for Golar and BP,” he added.