Analysis points to electric-motor drivers for Angola LNG

As part of work to develop a set of functional specifications for the Angola LNG project, Angola's state oil company Sociedade Nacional de Combustiveis de Angola (Sonangol) and ChevronTexaco Corp. engaged Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd., Reading, UK, as part of a consortium to investigate the use of large electrical motors to drive the refrigeration (liquefaction) compressors for the onshore LNG plant.Foster Wheeler was to investigate the use of large electrical motors to replace the gas turbines and to use a central power station to supply the power to the complete facility. The consortium consists of Chiyoda Corp., Foster Wheeler, ABB Lummus Global Inc., and Stolt Offshore Inc.The study ...

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