Calcasieu Pass Compressor Order Goes to Siemens

Calcasieu Pass Compressor Order Goes to Siemens
This photo shows a typical single-shaft, vertically split turbocompressor used for LNG service. PHOTO SOURCE: Siemens

Siemens reported Thursday that it has won a contract to supply three boil-off compressor (BOG) packages for Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG Project in southwestern Louisiana.

Kiewit, which is overseeing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the 10 million-ton-per-annum LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, La., selected Siemens in connection with the balance of plant scope, Siemens noted in a written statement emailed to Rigzone.

“Siemens has a long track record of providing cryogenic boil-off gas compressors for the LNG industry worldwide,” commented Matthew Russell, Siemens’ executive vice president for LNG.

According to Siemens, the scope of supply covers engineering, manufacturing and testing of two centrifugal BOG compression packages and one reciprocating BOG compression package. The contract recipient added that electric motors will directly drive the compressors at the facility, located along the Calcasieu Ship Channel near the Gulf of Mexico. The site is approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of the city of Lake Charles.

“The Calcasieu Pass LNG Project involves an innovative modular, mid-scale configuration that enables Venture Global to produce low-cost LNG with a shorter construction schedule,” stated Russell. “Siemens was able to tailor a custom solution with added flexibility to match the EPC’s project schedule and start-up sequence.”

Siemens noted the compression trains should ship in the summer and fall of this year. Venture Global has projected a 2022 start of commercial operations for Calcasieu Pass LNG.

Elsewhere in Louisiana, Venture Global is developing another LNG export facility along the Mississippi River near New Orleans.

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