GE wins Yamal LNG supply deal

GE Oil & Gas won a contract to provide turbomachinery equipment for the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) megaproject under development on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia’s northern Siberia region.

GE will supply six Frame 7E gas turbines, 18 centrifugal compressors, six variable speed drives and six waste heat recovery units. The turbines will be manufactured at GE Power & Water’s plant in South Carolina, and the compressors will be manufactured at GE Oil & Gas’ facility in Florence, Italy. Two complete turbo-compressor systems also will be tested at GE Oil & Gas’ facility in Massa, Italy. Meanwhile, GE Power Conversion facilities in France will supply the variable speed drives. In addition to equipment supplies the contract also covers installation supervision and GE experts support at commissioning stage.

The LNG megaproject is owned by JSC Yamal LNG, a joint venture between Russia’s largest independent gas producer OAO Novatek (80%) and France’s Total SA (20%).

The project is being implemented in the Arctic zone of Russia, utilizing fields both on and offshore the Yamal Peninsula, near Sabetta port.

The joint venture is building a gas liquefaction facility that will have a production capacity of 16.5MTPA, based on the feedstock resources of the South Tambeyskoye gas condensate field. Proved and probable reserves of natural gas in the South Tambeyskoye field exceed 900 BCM (32 tcf).

GE Oil & Gas is supplying Technip (France) and JGC (Japan) consortium, the LNG plant EPC contractor, with critical turbomachinery equipment for three production lines, each with the capacity to produce about 5.5MTPA of LNG. Each train will consist of two main refrigeration units that turn natural gas into a liquid form for transportation.

In addition to equipment supplies, GE Oil & Gas also will provide installation supervision and GE’s expert support at the commissioning stage.

GE is expected to deliver its equipment to Russia by 2H 2015. According to the project plans, the first natural gas liquefaction train is to reach its full capacity in 2017, followed by the second and third trains in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

“GE is supporting some of the world’s largest LNG projects, and the Yamal LNG megaproject is an exciting example of how our deep expertise in integrated LNG technology and life cycle services is helping the Russian/CIS region secure its energy future,” said Rafael Santana, CEO and president—turbomachinery for GE Oil & Gas“The Yamal LNG project, which is located in one of the harshest climates in the world, will serve as an important showcase for how collaboration and advanced technologies are solving some of the world’s most complex energy challenges in remote and extreme conditions.”

Map of Yamal Peninsula courtesy of Gazprom

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