Freeport LNG selects GE for LNG export project

GE Oil & Gas is providing technology and capital to help expedite construction of the Freeport LNG gas liquefaction and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in south-east Texas. GE is supplying the main refrigeration compressors, variable-speed drive electric motors and other electrical equipment for two customised LNG liquefaction trains, each of which will produce a base volume of 4.4 million metric tonnes per annum of LNG per train. In addition, GE is providing financing to support the project through pre-construction engineering and design.
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Freeport LNG will play a vital role in boosting the value of the abundant and affordable shale gas, becoming the first world-scale electric liquefied natural gas (eLNG) plant in North America. Using GE’s electric motor driven technology has enabled Freeport LNG to comply with strict local emissions standards and support its ambitious LNG production and export targets. GE will supply two liquefaction trains with an integrated solution consisting of six centrifugal compressors, six 75MW synchronous electric motors including the largest electric motor ever supplied for an LNG facility and six variable speed drives (LCI technology).GE will also supply electrical equipment such as gas insulated switchgear, MCC, harmonic filters, e-houses and auxiliary electrical equipment as well as integrated LNG plant and power grid modelling coordinated protection and control development, power quality evaluation and power system design verification studies.

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