Total, Siemens partner on LNG assets emission cuts
French major Total has teamed up with Siemens Energy to cut down CO2 emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets.
The two companies have signed a technical collaboration agreement to study sustainable solutions for emissions reduction, focusing on LNG facilities and associated power generation.
Each partner will bring together their technologies and combine their know-how to deliver industrial-stage solutions such as combustion of clean hydrogen in gas turbines, competitive all-electrical liquefaction, optimized power generation, the integration of renewable energy in liquefaction plants’ power system and their efficiency enhancement.
“This collaboration with Siemens Energy, a major player in the energy technology sector, brings many opportunities to further reduce the carbon footprint of our activities, especially in our strategic LNG business,” said Arnaud Breuillac, president exploration & production at Total.
“The development of low-carbon LNG will contribute to meet the growth in global energy demand whilst reducing the carbon intensity of the energy products consumed. Reducing its carbon footprint is essential for LNG to play its role fully in the energy transition,” Breuillac said.
Siemens Energy’s executive vice president of the industrial applications division, Thorbjörn Fors, added that the agreement is a next step, following the last June’s decision to collaborate together and conduct studies exploring possible liquefaction and power generation plant designs to help decarbonize the production of LNG
Total is the world’s second-largest privately owned LNG player, with a global portfolio of nearly 50 Mtpa by 2025 and a global market share of around 10 per cent.