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Baker Hughes has received an order for liquefaction train system with 24 modularized compression trains. The contract is part of a 70 MTPA master equipment supply agreement with Venture Global LNG. The liquefied natural gas (LNG) system is intended for the first phase of the Plaquemines LNG project in Louisiana.
By modularizing the train, Baker Hughes lowers construction and operational costs, and enables faster installation. The train will be manufactured and tested at the company’s manufacturing and assembly facilities in Italy. Baker Hughes will also provide field services to assist in commissioning of the supplied equipment.
“The Plaquemines LNG project is another example of modular LNG to provide fully integrated compression and power solutions,” said Rod Christie, executive vice president of Turbomachinery & Process Solutions at Baker Hughes. “LNG is a critical part of the energy future. We see a new LNG cycle emerging and expect demand will remain robust in the coming years.”
The Plaquemines LNG project order follows a similar contract for Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG terminal in 2019, also in Louisiana. In 2021, the company successfully completed delivery of the ninth and final block for Calcasieu Pass; all shipments were finalized ahead of schedule. Calcasieu Pass holds the record for the fastest construction of a large-scale greenfield LNG project, moving from FID to first LNG in 29 months.