Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a contract and granted notice to proceed with the construction of a comprehensive LNG technology solution for Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu Pass project.
The final notice to proceed (FNTP) granted to BHGE follows Venture Global’s FID and financial close for Calcasieu Pass and was part of the companies’ previously-announced supply agreement.
BHGE said that the agreement included modular liquefaction trains, and power generation, and electrical distribution equipment for the project.
It is worth noting that Venture Global increased the size of its 2016 process equipment supply agreement with Baker Hughes to 60 mtpa earlier this year.
Rod Christie, BHGE president and CEO of Turbomachinery & Process Solutions, said: “By providing innovative LNG technology solutions to projects such as Calcasieu Pass, BHGE is continuing to help unlock the potential of natural gas. We are proud to be a strategic partner for such an innovative and important project for the U.S. LNG market.”
Venture Global co-CEOs’ Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly stated: “Our teams have been working successfully together for years engineering, designing, and now fabricating our process system. Today’s announcement allows us to complete construction of our export facility and realize our commitment to deliver U.S.-produced, low-cost energy to the world. We look forward to continuing to execute alongside BHGE.”
Under the contract, BHGE will provide an LNG liquefaction train system with 18 modularized compression trains across nine blocks, for a total nameplate capacity of 10 mtpa.
These modules will be manufactured, assembled, tested, and transported from BHGE’s facilities in Italy. Also, BHGE will deliver a power island system that includes power generation and electrical distribution equipment for the facility.
Equipment deliveries are expected to begin in the second half of 2020, and Baker Hughes will also provide associated field support services to assist in the oversight, installation, and commissioning of the supplied equipment.
BHGE added that these were the first contracts awarded under the master equipment supply agreement between Venture Global LNG and BHGE for 60 mtpa of production capacity.