GE Oil & Gas has received a $620 million (MM), 22-year
contractual service agreement to provide a broad range of
advanced technology services for QGCs
Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) plant off the east coast of
One of Australias largest infrastructure projects, the QCLNG plant will be
the worlds first facility to turn coalbed methaneor
coal seam gas, as it is called in Australiainto liquefied
natural gas (LNG).
Coal seam gas is plentiful in Australia and will form the
basis for the growing Australian LNG industry. The QGC plant is
the first of four LNG projects scheduled for Curtis Island
and is expected to begin production in 2014, with the LNG
produced primarily targeted for export to China, Japan,
Singapore and other countries.
The GE scope of work will include planned and unplanned maintenance of the GE equipment
being installed at the QCLNG plant, including 15 PGT25+G4
aeroderivative gas turbines, 28 centrifugal compressors,
gearboxes, generators and all auxiliaries.
The agreement also includes monitoring and diagnostic
services, as well as reliability guarantees on the