Siemens Gas and Power has partnered with supermajor Total to develop new concepts for the production of emission-friendly liquified natural gas (LNG)
As per the agreement, Siemens will conduct studies to explore several liquefaction and power generation plant designs to decarbonise the production of LNG.
The studies focus on major areas such as reducing the environmental footprint of LNG liquefaction facilities and associated greenhouse gas emissions, plant reliability, maintenance, regulatory compliance, and cost of development.
Concepts to be explored include the use of gas turbine- and electric-driven compression trains in conjunction with proven single-mixed refrigerant and double-mixed refrigerant technologies; selecting equipment that can minimise or eliminate process flaring; and developing techniques to improve the efficiency of onsite power generation facilities (heat recovery systems, inlet air chilling, supplementary firing, renewables integration, battery storage, etc.).
The studies also explore how digitisation and automation platforms can be leveraged to optimise plant design and achieve seamless execution of projects.
Thorbjoern Fors, CEO for Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Division, said, “Siemens Gas and Power is committed to supporting the LNG industry’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions through the application of proven equipment solutions and by providing financial, technical development, and strategic support to customers in the early concept development and pre-FEED stages of projects.
“We are proud to continue these efforts by partnering with Total to drive towards the lowest possible plant emissions profile and attain the highest degree of sustainability in LNG production.”