Venture Global LNG Inc. has awarded Baker Hughes Co. a contract to provide modular natural gas liquefaction for the first phase of its 20-million tonne/year (tpy) Plaquemines LNG plant in Louisiana. Baker Hughes will also assist in commissioning the supplied equipment. First deliveries are expected in 2023 to meet a 2024 start-up date.
The liquefaction train order builds on a fourth-quarter 2021 award for Baker Hughes to provide power generation and electrical distribution equipment for Plaquemines LNG. It also follows a similar contract to supply liquefaction technology to Venture Global’s 10-million tpy Calcasieu Pass LNG plant.
Baker Hughes completed delivery of the ninth and final two-train liquefaction block for Calcasieu Pass in 2021. The plant loaded its first LNG cargo earlier this year (OGJ Online, Feb. 7, 2022). Commercial operations are expected to begin mid-2022.
Both contracts were awarded under a master equipment-supply agreement between Venture Global and Baker Hughes for 70 million tpy of production capacity.