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Siemens gets Mozambique LNG turbines job

Siemens Energy said it has won a contract to supply power generation equipment and boil-off gas compressors for the Mozambique LNG project.

Siemens gas turbines picked for Mozambique LNG project
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CCS JV, a joint venture between Saipem and McDermott awarded the contract. The facility is being developed in the Cabo Delgado province on Africa’s East Coast.

The project, led by Total E&P Mozambique Area 1, includes the development of offshore gas fields in Mozambique’s Area 1. It also includes a liquefaction plant with a capacity in excess of 12 million tons per year.

As part of the contract, Siemens Energy will supply six SGT-800 industrial gas turbines. The units will provide low-emissions onsite power generation.

The 54MW turbine rating selected for this project has a gross efficiency of 39 percent, Siemens Energy said in its statement on Thursday.

It features a robust, dry low-emission (DLE) combustion system that enables ‘world-class’ emission performance over a wide load range.

“Mozambique LNG is the country’s first onshore LNG development project and will play a key role in meeting the increasing demand for energy in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Indian sub-continent markets,” said Thorbjoern Fors, executive vice president for Siemens Energy Industrial Applications.

The company will also supply four centrifugal compressors for boil-off gas (BOG) service. A key feature of these compressors is the inlet guide vane (IGV) system, Siemens said. This allows for optimization of power consumption according to changes in operational parameters such as inlet temperature and outlet pressure.

The gas turbines are staled for delivery in the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022. The delivery of the compressors is scheduled for 2021.

Decarbonizing LNG plant development

The equipment order for the Mozambique LNG project comes on the heels of an agreement between Total and Siemens Energy. The parties agreed to advance new concepts for low-emissions LNG production.

As part of the contract, Siemens Energy is conducting studies to explore a variety of possible liquefaction and power generation plant designs. The goal is to decarbonize LNG facility development and operation, the statement reads.

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