Baker Hughes is set to supply Qatar Petroleum (QP) with multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRCs) for QP’s North Field East (NFE) project, according to a press release.
The total award is part of four LNG “mega trains,” representing 33 million tons per annum (mmt/a) of additional capacity. This will subsequently increase Qatar’s LNG production from 77 mmt/a to 110 mmt/a.
Lorenzo Simonelli, CEO of Baker Hughes, said, “This milestone deal illustrates the continued strength of Baker Hughes’ partnership with Qatar Petroleum, which began 25 years ago upon our delivery of the first LNG train in Qatar. As we look ahead to the next two decades, in almost any scenario natural gas will be a key transition fuel, and likely a destination fuel for a lower-carbon future. Building on our track record of delivering proven, reliable and highly efficient LNG technology, we remain committed to taking energy forward in Qatar for more years to come.”
Each MRC train will consist of three Frame 9E DLN Ultra Low NOx gas turbines and six centrifugal compressors across four LNG “mega trains” for a total scope of supply of 12 gas turbines to drive 24 centrifugal compressors.