GE’s equipment at the heart of first CSG-LNG production
GE Oil & Gas said it has played a pivotal role in the global liquefied natural gas industry with its systems used in the first-ever large-scale production of LNG from coal seam gas at BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG plant in Australia.
GE technology of gas turbines, centrifugal compressors and generators are integral parts of the QCLNG facility that has begun producing LNG for its first export shipment, GE said in a statement.
GE signed a 22-year Contractual Service Agreement with QGC, BG Group’s Australian subsidiary and operator of QCLNG, in early 2013 to provide a broad range of technology services. GE scope of work includes planned and unplanned maintenance of the installed GE equipment, which includes 15 aeroderivative gas turbines, 28 centrifugal compressors, gearboxes, generators and all auxiliaries. The agreement also includes monitoring and diagnostic services, informs GE.
As one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, QCLNG is part of the growing Australian LNG industry which is expected to surpass Qatar as the biggest exporter of gas by 2020. GE pointed out that the QCLNG plant is the first of three LNG projects to be constructed on Curtis Island, all of which will utilise GE’s technology. The resulting LNG will be primarily targeted for export markets including China, Japan and Singapore.
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