Baker Hughes to Deliver Compressors, Pumps for Cedar LNG

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The supply for Black & Veatch’s Cedar LNG project consists of four main refrigeration compressors, two boil-off gas compressors, and six centrifugal pumps.

Black & Veatch submitted an equipment order to Baker Hughes to supply electric-driven liquefaction technologies for its Cedar LNG project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. Booked in Q1 2024, Baker Hughes will supply 12 pieces of turbomachinery equipment: four electric-driven main refrigeration compressors, two electric-driven boil-off gas compressors, and six centrifugal pumps.

“Black & Veatch is committed to helping our clients and the communities they serve make meaningful progress on their decarbonization journey,” said Laszlo von Lazar, President of Black & Veatch’s Energy & Process Industries business. “The Cedar LNG project represents an important step toward reducing carbon emissions through lower-carbon LNG facilities that can supply customers looking to move away from more carbon-intensive feedstocks. This is an important aspect of near-term decarbonization plans around the world, and Canada’s abundant natural gas supply means Cedar LNG is in a strong position to accelerate this phase of the energy transition. And our team is eager to take on this opportunity with our long-standing partner Baker Hughes.”

In March 2023, the Cedar LNG project received its Environmental Assessment Certificate from the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and signed a memorandum of understanding with ARC Resources for a long-term liquefaction services agreement. The project is powered by renewable electricity from BC Hydro and will have the capacity to export 3 million tons of LNG per year. It also received its first permit from the B.C. Energy Regulator for an approximately 8.5 km pipeline that will connect the project to the Coastal GasLink pipeline.


Black & Veatch recently entered an additional floating LNG project with Samsung Heavy Industries in mid-2023. The duo was selected to undertake the front-end engineering design work for the Ksi Lisims LNG floating production facility in northwest Canada. With commercial operations slated to start in 2028, the Ksi Lisims LNG facility aims to generate up to 12 million metric tons of LNG per annum for export to international markets.

Baker Hughes also supplied liquefaction equipment to the Ruwais LNG project in the United Arab Emirates. The two electric liquefaction train systems will be driven by Baker Hughes’ 75 MW BRUSH electric motor and equipped with compression technology. The production capacity of these LNG trains is expected to be 9.6 million tons per annum.

ADNOC’s Ruwais LNG growth project, with the assistance of Baker Hughes e-LNG technology, will attempt to more than double its LNG production capacity to satisfy gas demand. In addition to an all-electric LNG train, the Ruwais plant contains electric-powered processing facilities, completely integrating electric power for the project.

“This award represents an important milestone for Baker Hughes in the LNG market, which we expanded through the BRUSH Power Generation acquisition in 2022,” said Ganesh Ramaswamy, EVP of Industrial & Energy Technology, Baker Hughes. “Over the next decade, electrification will play a critical role in the energy transition, enabling further reduction of the carbon emissions footprint of natural gas. We are honored that ADNOC Gas, for and on behalf of ADNOC, has chosen Baker Hughes as a partner to support their vision to increase LNG production while further decarbonizing their operations.”