Oman LNG inked an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) agreement with Baker Hughes, for the turbo-machinery scope of the debottlenecking project, according to Oman Observer.

This came during Baker Hughes’ 2020 Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy. It is expected that Oman liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity will reach 11.4 million metric tons per annum; a 10% increase.

Per the agreement, Baker Hughes will supply the new helper motors, variable-frequency drives and deliver EPC for the said project scope. It should be noted that the project is set for a time-frame of two years, noting that the first, second, and third LNG trains will be completed by the end of 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively.

Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG, said that this agreement will accommodate additional feed gas, boost plant efficiency and increase the LNG output.

“The opportunity for this seminal debottlenecking project grew from our more than 16-year relationship serving Oman LNG’s turbomachinery fleet with our equipment and employing top-of-the-line LNG technology and solutions,” added Mokthar Fawaz, Vice President MENATI, Turbomachinery and Process Solutions, Baker Hughes.