Baker Hughes Turbomachinery powers Pluto LNG Train 2 | Rigzone

Baker Hughes, a large oilfield services company, has received an order from Bechtel to supply gas turbines and centrifugal compressors for the expansion of Woodside’s Pluto LNG processing plant in Western Australia.

Pluto Train 2, using Baker Hughes’ technology, will be one of the most efficient LNG trains in Australia with an expected capacity of around 5 million tons per year.

Pluto’s second puff will process natural gas from the nearby Scarborough offshore field, which contains only about 0.1 percent carbon dioxide. This makes it an attractive option for Woodside’s large LNG customers who are looking for reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy to meet demand and support their countries’ decarbonization goals.

“The construction of Pluto LNG’s second train builds on Baker Hughes ‘existing technology offering for the first Pluto LNG train, which has been in service since 2012, and further expands Baker Hughes’ global fleet of turbomachinery in LNG operations,” said the company Companies.

Baker Hughes’ scope of supply includes six aero-derivative gas turbines and 14 centrifugal compressors for the main refrigerant train as well as a gas turbine generator in addition to the existing Zug-1 power plant.

The gas turbine will be of the LM6000PF + model, which Baker Hughes describes as “highly efficient, inexpensive and flexible to operate” with the ability to “maximize efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions“.

“This latest order builds on our longstanding relationship with Woodside, which dates back to 1989 when we first partnered on groundbreaking LNG solutions for the supply of natural gas,” said Rod Christie, executive vice president of Turbomachinery & Process Solutions, Baker Hughes.

“Our state-of-the-art technology combined with Woodside’s commitment to delivering lower-carbon liquefied natural gas shows how together we can responsibly provide safe energy. Pluto Train 2 will be critical to the energy transition, supporting the strong demand for natural gas and the need for increasingly efficient, safe and reliable LNG operations, ”he added.

The turbine and compressor train are packaged, the compressors are manufactured and the trains are tested in the Baker Hughes factories in Florence and Massa, Italy.

Baker Hughes LNG turbo-machines are installed in 50 operating LNG plants around the world and power more than 420 million tonnes of the world’s installed LNG capacity annually.

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