Siemens SGT-300 gas turbine

Siemens to power Petronas gas field development off Malaysia

Siemens Gas and Power said it has won a contract to supply equipment for the Petronas-operated Kasawari gas field development in the South China Sea, offshore Sarawak in Malaysia.

SGT-300 gas turbine
Siemens SGT-300 gas turbine
SGT-300 gas turbine (Image: Siemens)

Under the deal, the unit of German industrial conglomerate Siemens will provide three SGT-300 industrial gas turbine generators and three mechanical-drive gas turbines of the same type.

The deal also includes three Datum centrifugal compressors.

The customer, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering has formed a joint venture with TechnipFMC to execute this work, with Petronas Carigali as the end-user.

With an estimated recoverable gas resource of about three trillion standard cubic feet, the Kasawari field is one of the most significant gas discoveries in Malaysia.

Once in production, the field will produce up to 900 million cubic feet per day of gas and deliver it to the Petronas LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak.

The three SGT-300 GTG units will have dual-fuel capability.

Each turbine will have a power capacity of 7.9 megawatts electric and will provide the necessary power to the entire offshore central processing platform.

The three mechanical drive gas turbines will have a capacity to produce a power output of 9 megawatts.

They will directly drive the Datum compressors that will compress and export gas to the existing riser platform nearshore, prior to delivering the fuel to the LNG complex.

Siemens says it will deliver the equipment in time for the planned startup of the processing platform in the first quarter of 2023.

The company did not reveal the financial details of the deal.