GE on Monday announced an agreement to supply its gas
turbine-driven compressor train technology to Malaysian company
Petronas for a floating liquefied natural
gas (FLNG) facility being developed off the coast of
start-up of the FLNG
facility, the first of its kind in Asia, is
scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
It will be moored about 180 kilometers off the coast of
Bintulu, Sarawak, and is designed to produce 1.2 million tpy of
Once on stream, the facility will boost Malaysias
total LNG production capacity to 26.9 million tpy, up from 25.7
million tpy currently.
GE was awarded the contract with Petronas primarily on the
basis of its technology as well as its experience
in the LNG
and offshore sectors, it said. The order also leverages
GEs global frame agreement with Petronas.
This contract with Petronas underscores the confidence
that gas producers have in our compressor technology to support the global LNG
industry - including for one of the worlds first FLNG
projects that represents an
important growth initiative for our respective companies,
said Prady Iyyanki, CEO of turbomachinery for GE Oil &
We look forward to working with Petronas and its project partners to demonstrate how
can help address Malaysias energy needs.
GEs compression trains are vital elements of the
liquefaction process, which cools natural
gas to a liquid state.
GEs scope of equipment supply includes four of its
PGT25+G4 gas turbine generator systems, two PGT25+G4 gas
turbine driven compressor units and two electric motor driven
centrifugal compressors modules.
GE is scheduled to deliver its equipment to Malaysia in
The GE relationship with Petronas dates back to the Malaysia
project about 20 years ago.