Baker Hughes, Oman LNG partner to increase LNG production

BaNG 2020 02 23Baker Hughes Company and Oman LNG to undertake a major debottlenecking project for three trains at Oman LNG’s plant, to accommodate any potential increase in feed gas volumes

The companies participated in a signing ceremony at Baker Hughes’ 2020 Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the turbomachinery scope of the debottlenecking project. According to Baker Hughes, the project will increase Oman LNG production capacity by 10 per cent to 11.4 MMTPA.

Mokthar Fawaz, vice-president MENATI, turbomachinery and process solutions, Baker Hughes, said, “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.”

Under the terms of the deal, Baker Hughes will supply the new helper motors, variable-frequency drives and deliver the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the said project scope.

FEED was completed in 2019 and awarded to Baker Hughes in Q4 2019. The project will be executed over the next two years, with the first train completion by the end of 2020, followed by the second LNG train in 2021, and the third LNG train by 2022.

Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG, commented, “To accommodate additional feed gas, Oman LNG has implemented a number of key activities and projects to boost its plant efficiency and increase the LNG output. The ambitious Debottlenecking project is very important for our company. We have partnered in this initiative with organisations such as Baker Hughes as they have proper execution, integration and ensure flawless project delivery while sharing similar safety values as ours.”

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