GE Oil & Gas will supply gas compression trains for Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass liquefaction expansion project in Cameron Parish, La., about 170 miles west of Baton Rouge. Adding liquefaction capabilities will transform the existing Sabine Pass LNG terminal into the first LNG terminal capable of importing and exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the U.S.
GE will supply 12 PGT25+G4 aeroderivative gas turbines to drive the first two liquefaction trains of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project currently under construction. Each train will have the capacity to produce approximately 4.5 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG.
Cheniere has received regulatory approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to construct up to four liquefaction trains at Sabine Pass. Cheniere is expected to reach a final investment decision on its third and fourth liquefaction trains in the first quarter of 2013, with construction of those trains expected to commence shortly thereafter.
The G4—derived from CF6 aircraft engines—contains a rugged GE high-speed 34-megawatt gas turbine, the LM2500+G4, coupled with a two-stage high-speed power turbine module with increased flow capacity.
Through its subsidiary, Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., Cheniere is developing a liquefaction project adjacent to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal for up to four liquefaction trains with aggregate capacity of 18.0 mtpa. Construction has begun on the first two liquefaction trains at Sabine Pass. Cheniere has also initiated a liquefaction project to be constructed near Corpus Christi, Texas.