Baker Hughes Company and Oman LNG participated in a signing ceremony at Baker Hughes’ 2020 Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy, the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for the Turbomachinery scope of the Debottlenecking project. The project will enlarge Oman LNG production potential by 10% to 11.4 MMTPA.
Debottlenecking is described as the technique of highlighting particular areas in production trains, machinery tools or the workflow configuration that would restrict or constrain the flow of product inside plant. By optimising plant operations, overall potential can be raised further. The debottlenecking project comes as part of Oman LNG’s far-sighted strategic projects that will increase its efficiency.
"This project honestly exemplifies the value of legacy partnerships,” stated Mokthar Fawaz, Vice President MENATI, Turbomachinery & Process Solutions, Baker Hughes. “The opportunity for this seminal debottlenecking project grew from our more than 16-year relationship serving Oman LNG’s turbomachinery fleet with our tools and using top-of-the-line LNG technology and solutions.”
Under the terms of the deal, Baker Hughes will provide the new helper motors, variable-frequency drives and supply the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the stated project scope. FEED was carried out in 2019 and awarded to Baker Hughes in Q4 2019. The project will be executed over the next two years, with the first train completion by the end of 2020, followed by the second LNG train in 2021, and the third LNG train by 2022.
The current energy landscape is ever challenging, requiring energy companies to undertake the most efficient practices to stay dependable and agile suppliers to customers. Oman LNG offers cleaner and efficient LNG to customers, while yielding increased contributions to the Sultanate’s socio-economic fabric.
“To accommodate additional feed gas, Oman LNG has implemented a number of key activities and projects to improve its plant efficiency and enlarge the LNG output. The ambitious Debottlenecking project is very essential for our company. We have partnered in this initiative with organizations such as Baker Hughes as they have appropriate execution, integration and make sure flawless project delivery while sharing similar safety values as ours”, stated Harib Al Kitani, CEO of Oman LNG.
As the authentic tools producer of the debottlenecking tools in the three LNG trains, Baker Hughes was chosen by Oman LNG for the debottlenecking project to reduce executional risks and build upon the 16-year relationship between the two companies. Baker Hughes has serviced the plant's turbomachinery fleet in the vicinity under an international contractual services agreement since 2004.