Venture Global orders Chart equipment for Plaquemines LNG
U.S. LNG engineer Chart Industries has received an order for the production of six brazed aluminum heat exchanger assemblies and cold boxes for Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG project.
Chart booked the equipment order of $45 million from Baker Hughes.
This order is specifically for the first six BAHX assemblies and cold boxes. This is of the 18 BAHX assemblies and cold boxes for the full Plaquemines Phase 2 facility.
At the beginning of March, Chart received full notice to proceed with the production of cold boxes and brazed aluminum heat exchangers. These were for Plaquemines Phase 1 LNG.
Plaquemines LNG export project is on the Mississippi River, south of New Orleans. The project is based on mid-scale liquefaction technology. It will consist of two electrically-driven trains in each block, with nine blocks for the entire facility.
When fully developed, the facility will have a combined export capacity of up to 20 million metric tonnes per annum.
In addition, Chart booked the full equipment order of $136 million for the Plaquemines project from Baker Hughes.
The works on the Plaquemines facility started in 2021. Construction company Zachry is to work with engineering firm KBR to build the first phase. Recently, a unit of McDermott also won a contract for two storage tanks as part of the first phase of the export project.