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US compressor technology bound for Malaysia

25th September 2012

Malaysian Petronas selects GE’s turbine-driven compressor equipment for an upcoming FLNG facility

US compressor technology bound for Malaysia
GE’s compression trains are designed to service the liquefaction process, as they cool natural gas to a liquid state

The oil and gas technology arm of an American company will supply its compressor tools to a Malasyian state-led energy firm for an upcoming floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, it emerged on Tuesday. The move follows plans to boost the country’s total LNG production.

The oil and gas technology arm of General Electric (GE), GE Oil & Gas will provide its gas turbine-driven compressor train technology to Malaysian state-led oil and gas firm Petronas for an upcoming FLNG facility, the US company announced on Tuesday.

GE’s compression trains are designed to service the liquefaction process, as they cool natural gas to a liquid state. The portfolio of equipment scheduled for delivery to Malaysia in August 2013 includes four of GE’s PGT25+G4 gas turbine generator systems; two PGT25+G4 gas turbine driven compressor units; and two electric motor driven centrifugal compressors modules.

The FLNG facility, to be located 180 km off the coast of central Malaysia is slated go online in Q4 2015. It is designed to produce 1.2 millions tonnes per annum of LNG, which will boost Malaysia’s total production capacity of the energy resource from 25.7 million tonnes to 26.9 million tonnes per annum.

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