Baker Hughes to Supply LM9000 Gas Turbine for PETRONAS LNG Project

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Baker Hughes’ LM9000 gas turbine installation aims to lower carbon intensity and emissions at the Malaysian nearshore LNG project.

Baker Hughes has announced that it has been awarded an order by Black & Veatch, a subcontractor to the JGC and Samsung Heavy Industries consortium. The order is for the delivery of two LM9000-driven compressor trains for the PETRONAS nearshore LNG facility in Sabah, Malaysia. Baker Hughes will provide two LM9000-powered compressor trains of 1 million tons per annum each, with the contract also including an order for spare parts.

"Energy efficiency represents the biggest immediate opportunity for the industry to lower its carbon footprint, and the LM9000 is a great example of readily available technology that can instantly increase efficiency and reduce emissions," said Alberto Matucci, Vice President of Gas Technology Equipment of Industrial & Energy Technology at Baker Hughes.


The Baker Hughes LM9000 aeroderivative gas turbine features 65 MW generation capability. The turbine features a simple cycle efficiency of 44%. This efficiency contributes to driving lower carbon intensity. The modular package allows for quick installation and lower costs compared to field-erected units. The LM9000 is designed for easy inspection and condition-based maintenance, providing high reliability and maintainability. The LM9000's flexibility enables its application in power generation, thereby boosting the supply of low-carbon electricity to the world's energy plants and power grids.