The latest project marks another major order with Petronas under a global frame agreement for equipment supply between the two companies.
As part of its contract, GE will supply four of its PGT25+G4 gas turbine generator systems and two nitrogen trains featuring two LM6000-PF+ 2BCL907 aero derivative gas turbines in mechanical-drive mode. Commercial operation is expected to begin in 3Q 2017.
For the first time ever, an LM6000 gas turbine is being applied to an FLNG project. The LM6000 gas turbine model, already used for offshore mechanical drive applications. GE’s equipment will be manufactured at the company’s assembly facilities in Florence and Massa, Italy.
Petronas also selected GE’s turbo compressor equipment to power its first FLNG, which is being constructed in South Korea.
The new project will enable offshore LNG production in certain smaller gas fields that are lacking pipelines to an onshore LNG plant. The second FLNG plant will support the industrial sector’s growing demand for natural gas in Peninsular Malaysia, where many power plants and commercial customers are located.