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Siemens Equipment for Indonesian LNG Plant

Posted on November 21, 2007

Siemens announced an order from Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc. for four motor-driven, main refrigerant compressors to be used in four liquefaction trains that will be installed in an LNG plant in Indonesia. Siemens will supply four 27 MW electric motor-driven in-line centrifugal compressors along with a Siemens Robicon frequency converter to be used for motor startup. Siemens will also supply two 65 MW gas turbines and generators to the plant owner, Energy World Corporation (EWC), one unit to support the grid through its subsidiary company PT Energi Sengkang, and the other unit to deliver power to the LNG plant. The volume of the orders is over US$74 million.

These orders are significant for Siemens because they are the first application of large Siemens compressors in the main liquefaction trains of an LNG plant. The four 500,000-ton-per-year liquefaction trains will provide LNG to meet the growing demand in South-east Asia, primarily in Indonesia and the Philippines. The first two trains are scheduled to come on stream in the second quarter of 2009.

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