Siemens to deliver compressor trains at LNG project in Louisiana, US

German engineering giant Siemens has won a contract from Magnolia LNG for delivering initial ten compressor trains for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Louisiana, US.

Magnolia LNG is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNGL) which is developing the LNG facility across 115 acres of available land at the Port of Lake Charles.

The facility will be based on LNGL's OSMR LNG technology and is expected to have a production capacity of eight million tons per annum (mtpa) of the liquefied fuel.

"Our solution offers best-in-class emissions performance, space saving design and lower expected life-cycle costs."

Siemens will be responsible for delivering eight refrigeration compressors along with two motor driven feed gas booster compressors for the initial two LNG trains.

While four mixed refrigerant (MR) Siemens STC-SV compressors ordered for the facility will be driven by Siemens SGT-750 gas turbines, other four ammonia refrigerant (AR) STC-SV compressors will be driven by with Siemens SST-600 steam turbines.

Besides the ones ordered, Magnolia will need to add two more LNG trains in order to achieve the targeted capacity of eight mtpa. Subsequent orders are expected to bring the total number of compressor trains at the facility to 20.

Siemens managing board member Lisa Davis said: "LNGL's modular construction approach represents a very strong platform in a growing market. Our solution offers best-in-class emissions performance, space saving design and lower expected life-cycle costs."

The German firm has also consented to sign a supplier alliance agreement (SAA) with LNGL for delivering compression equipment and drivers for its future projects which will be based on its OSMR LNG technology.

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