GE Equipment for LNG Plant Expansion
GE Energy's Oil and Gas Business has been selected to supply rotating equipment for Train 5, the latest expansion of the RasGas (II) facility owned by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Company Ltd. in the State of Qatar. Under a US$95 million contract, GE will provide two Frame 7EA mechanical drive gas turbines, two Frame 6B gas turbine generator packages, one Frame 5D residue gas compressor package, and one Rotoflow Frame 60 turbo expander-compressor. All the gas turbines will be equipped with Dry Low NOx combustion systems. The equipment will be supplied through a joint venture including Chiyoda Corporation of Japan and Snamprogetti S.p.A. of Italy, which has received the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the plant. Train 5 will Produce Approximately 4.7 Million Tons of LNG Per Year and will be built adjacent to the existing LNG Train 3 that was completed in December of 2003, and Train 4 now being constructed. GE Energy also has supplied equipment for these two projects. The Train 5 project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2006.