GE Oil & Gas has signed a US$610 million agreement with US LNG player Cheniere to provide services to the company’s Corpus Christi liquefaction project in Texas.
Under the service deal, signed for a term of over 20 years, GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, maintenance services and technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first two LNG trains currently under construction at the Cheniere’s LNG export facility, the company informed in a statement.
Each train will have six gas turbines and is expected to have nominal capacity to produce up to approximately 4.5 million metric tons per annum of LNG.
Construction of GE equipment on site will start in January 2017 with LNG production scheduled to commence as early as 2018.
In addition, GE will also provide a resident technical support team at Cheniere’s facility to assist with all aspects of maintenance of GE equipment including a remote monitoring system.