GE lands Ichthys contracts

Italy-based GE Oil & Gas has landed contracts worth more than $1 billion to supply ­Inpex’s Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Australia.

GE will provide rotating equipment for a new LNG plant at Blaydin Point near Darwin, for the project’s floating production storage and offloading vessel, and for its central processing facility.

In addition, GE will supply subsea production systems for the offshore portion of the project, as well as subsea connectors for an 889-kilometre pipeline to shore.

GE will supply four gas turbines and eight compressors for the LNG plant, 10 gas turbines and ten compressors for upstream facilities plus 22 subsea production trees, five manifolds, an integrated subsea control system and a 42-inch trunk line connection system.

The equipment will be shipped by 2014 in readiness for production to start in 2016.

Meanwhile, GE Oil & Gas has launched its own micro-LNG concept.

The idea is to produce ­between 20,000 and 150,000 tonnes per annum of LNG to power remote industrial and residential locations and fuel motor vehicles.

In micro LNG, the distributed production is primarily aimed at local markets, where it is regasified and fed as pipeline gas or used for local power generation.

•• GE has also won gas turbine and compressor orders for TNK-BP’s Verkhnechonsk field in Eastern Siberia, Petrobras’ Guara Norte floater project off Brazil, and has signed an enterprise framework agreement to supply compressors and associated services for Shell’s projects worldwide over the next six years.

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