Baker Hughes in Another Coral South Win
- Business & Finance
Baker Hughes, a GE company, has secured a second contract for Eni East Africa’s (EEA) Coral South FLNG development, offshore Mozambique.
The contract was awarded in 2Q this year 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 FLNG facility.
The second contract – which was awarded through the former GE Oil & Gas business – will allow BHGE to provide rotating equipment for the power and gas refrigeration process of the new FLNG facility. The order consists of four turbo-compression trains for mix refrigeration services, using the company’s aeroderivative gas turbine technology and driving its centrifugal compressors. In addition, the company will provide four turbo-generation units, also driven by aeroderivative gas turbines.
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 after the closing of the integration between GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes last July 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.
The contracts won by BHGE follow an earlier award in June this year for the supply of seven xmas trees, three 2-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, a complete topside control system to be installed on the Coral South FLNG facility, and associated services equipment and support including IWOCS and landing strings, tools, spares and technical assistance for installation, commissioning and start-up.
The Coral South FLNG project, the first phase of EEA’s wider plan of development for the gas discoveries made in the Rovuma Basin Area 4, 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 around 5 TCF of gas during its 25 years of production, with an anticipated start-up in mid-2022.