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BHGE inks latest Coral South contract

Written by  OE Staff Wednesday, 30 August 2017 03:13

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), has announced a second major contract for Eni East Africa’s (EEA) Coral South FLNG development, offshore Mozambique.

The contract was awarded by a joint venture formed by TechnipFMC and JGC Corporation, the lead partner in a consortium that will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) of Coral South’s floating LNG (FLNG) facility.

The contract will see BHGE to provide rotating equipment for the power and gas refrigeration process of the new FLNG facility.

The Coral South FLNG project will be the first deepwater gas development offshore Mozambique. It will see the installation of an FLNG facility with a capacity of around 3.4 MTPA, fed by six subsea wells and expected to produce up to 5 Tcf of gas, with an anticipated start-up in mid-2022. 

The latest contract follows a multi-year contract with Eni and CNPC to supply subsea production systems, ancillary equipment and services to the consortium's Area 4 projects, the first of which is Coral South. This agreement, includes a separate five-year aftermarket services contract for life of field of the subsea infrastructure, plus one five-year option and five three-year extensions.

The latest order, via the legacy GE Oil & Gas business, consists of four Turbo-compression trains for mix refrigeration services, using the company’s aeroderivative gas turbine (model PGT25+G4) technology and driving its centrifugal compressors. In addition, the company will provide four Turbo-generation units, also driven by aeroderivative gas turbines (model PGT25+G4).

The components of the turbo compressor trains and turbo-generation units will be manufactured at BHGE Nuovo Pignone facility in Florence, Italy, where the train will be assembled and tested in the Massa facility. 

The Turbo-generation units will be equipped with electric generators provided by the GE Power Conversion business. 

A third contract was also awarded to BHGE and it includes the supply of Boil-Off Gas (BOG) and booster compressors capable of operating at -180°C to re-liquefy excessive BOG evaporating out of the LNG storage tanks. In particular, BHGE boil-off gas compressor draws on extensive in-field experience and has been validated through a dedicated experimental campaign of detailed analysis and testing.

The combination of GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes was completed on 3 July this year. 

EEA is the operator of Area 4, and holds 70% participation interest in the Area 4 Concession. Eni (71.43%) and CNPC (28.57%) are shareholders of EEA.

 
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