Siemens Energy to supply equipment to Mozambique LNG project

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MOZAMBIQUE – A joint venture between Saipem and McDermott has selected Siemens Energy to supply emissions-reducing power generation equipment and boil-off gas compressors for the Mozambique LNG Project in the Cabo Delgado province on Africa’s East Coast.

 The project led by TOTAL E&P Mozambique Area 1, include the development of offshore gas fields in Mozambique’s Area 1 and a liquefaction plant with a capacity more than 12 million tons per year.

As part of the contract, Siemens Energy will supply six SGT-800 industrial gas turbines that will be used for low-emissions onsite power generation.

With more than eight million total fleet operating hours and more than 400 units sold, the SGT-800 turbine is ideally suited for power generation particularly in LNG applications where reliability and efficiency are critical.

The 54MW turbine rating selected for this project has a gross efficiency of 39 percent.

The turbine equipped with a robust, dry low-emission (DLE) combustion system that enables world-class emission performance over a wide load range.

“We’re proud to be part of this important project as a supplier of reliable, field proven rotating equipment that will help contribute to the long-term economic growth of Mozambique and the prosperity of its citizens”

Arja Talakar – Vice President, Industrial Applications Products,Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy will also supply four centrifugal compressors for boil-off gas (BOG) service.

A key feature of these compressors is the inlet guide vane (IGV) system that allows for optimization of power consumption according to changes in operational parameters such as inlet temperature and outlet pressure.

The gas turbines are slated for delivery in the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022 while delivery of the compressors is scheduled for 2021.

The equipment order for the Mozambique LNG project comes just weeks after an agreement was signed between Total and Siemens Energy to advance new concepts for low-emissions LNG production.

As part of the contract, Siemens Energy is conducting studies to explore a variety of possible liquefaction and power generation plant designs with the goal of decarbonizing LNG facility development and operation.

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