The TechnipFMC and JGC Corp. joint venture has selected Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE), to provide rotating equipment for the power and gas refrigeration process of the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) facility offshore Mozambique.
The contract was awarded in second-quarter 2017 through the former GE Oil & Gas business, BHGE said in a news release. TechnipFMC and JGC are providing engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and startup services for Eni East Africa’s (EEA) Coral South FLNG facility.
The order consists of four turbo-compression trains for mix refrigeration services, using the BHGE’s aeroderivative gas turbine (model PGT25+G4) technology and driving its centrifugal compressors, the release said. The company will also provide four Turbo-generation units, also driven by aeroderivative gas turbines (model PGT25+G4).
The components of the turbo compressor trains and turbo-generation units will be manufactured at BHGE Nuovo Pignone facility in Florence, Italy, where the train will be assembled and tested in the Massa facility, according to the release.
After the GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes merger was completed, BHGE also won a contract to supply boil-off gas (BOG) and booster compressors capable of operating at -180 degrees C to re-liquefy excessive BOG evaporating out of the LNG storage tanks.
The two contracts bring the number of contracts awarded to BHGE for the Coral South project to three. In June, BHGE won an award to supply seven Christmas trees, three two-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, a complete topside control system to be installed on the Coral South FLNG facility, and associated services equipment and support including IWOCS and landing strings, tools, spares and technical assistance for installation, commissioning and start-up, the release said.
The Coral South FLNG project, the first phase of a plan to develop discoveries made in the Rovuma Basin Area 4, will see the installation of an FLNG facility with a capacity of about 3.4 mtpa, fed by six subsea wells. Production is expected to be about 5 Tcf of gas during its 25 years of production. Startup is anticipated in mid-2022.
EEA is the operator of Area 4, holding a 70% participation interest in the Area 4 Concession. Eni (71.43%) and CNPC (28.57%) are shareholders of EEA.