Baker Hughes Wins Contract To Supply LNG Trains for Sempra’s Port Arthur LNG Project

The contract was awarded by Bechtel to Baker Hughes for project's key liquefaction systems.

Source: Port Arthur LNG

Energy technology company Baker Hughes won the contract to supply key liquefaction equipment for Sempra Infrastructure’s Port Arthur LNG project in Jefferson County, Texas.

The Houston-based company said that Bechtel, the primary contractor on the recently sanctioned liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, awarded it the contract to supply two main refrigerant compressors.

The contract includes the supply of four Frame 7 turbines paired with eight centrifugal compressors across 2 LNG trains—for a nameplate capacity of 13 mtpa—as well as two electric-motor-driven compressors for the plant’s boosting services.

“We are delighted to be working with Bechtel and Sempra Infrastructure to supply critical equipment for this innovative LNG project,” said Baker Hughes chairman and CEO Lorenzo Simonelli.

“Baker Hughes has been committed to LNG for over 30 years, and today’s announcement builds on our track record of delivering high-availability and reliable LNG technology, with low total cost of operations, further enabling increased exports of LNG from the US Gulf Coast to meet global energy needs," he added.

Baker Hughes said that the manufacturing of the compressors, as well as the testing of the trains, and the packaging of the turbine/compressor train will take place at its facilities in Italy.

The expected commercial operation dates for Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 Train 1 and Train 2 are 2027 and 2028, respectively.