GE Oil & Gas said it has shipped two liquefied natural gas compressor trains being supplied for the development of Dominion’s Cove Point LNG export facility.
Each of the two identical trains includes a FR7 gas turbine plus three centrifugal compressors and a 20-megawatt 2 pole induction electric helper motor, the company said in a statement.
The dynamic simulation in collaboration with APCI, and full-load string test on the mixed refrigerant and propane LNG compressor trains were carried out at GE’s facility in Massa, Italy.
GE said it will also provide two auxiliary trains for Dominion’s Cove Point liquefaction project, one for the lean gas compression service and one for the propane recovery service.
The LNG liquefaction plant located on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Maryland, currently under construction by IHI E&C International Corporation and Kiewit Energy Company will produce about 5.25 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas annually when completed in late 2017.
LNG World News Staff; Image: Dominion