HOUSTON – Black and Veatch has contracted Baker Hughes, a GE company to supply turbomachinery equipment for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off Mauritania and Senegal.
BHGE will provide four compressor trains for offshore gas liquefaction on board Golar LNG’s FLNG vessel Gimi, delivering a combined 2.5 MM metric tons/yr (2.76 MM tons) of LNG. Black and Veatch (B&V) is Golar’s topsides contractor for the project.
Each of the four trains will comprise a PGT25+G4 aeroderivative gas turbine driving a centrifugal compressor, a solution based on a model developed previously by B&V and BHGE for a similar application. BHGE factories in Italy will manufacture and test all the turbines and compressors.
Greater Tortue Ahmeyim will produce gas from an ultra-deepwater subsea system and a mid-water FPSO, which will process the gas and remove the heavier hydrocarbon components. The gas will then be exported to the FLNG facility at a near-shore hub located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.