GE Tests Compressor Train for Gorgon Field
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
GE Oil & Gas has successfully completed tests on the first of three liquefied natural gas (LNG) compressor trains being supplied for the Gorgon field development off Australia.
GE is providing a wide range of LNG and subsea technology for Gorgon, which will produce 1.1 Tcfy (15 million tonnes/yr) of LNG. Both performance and full load tests on the mixed refrigerant and propane LNG compressor trains were conducted at GE’s facility in Massa, Italy.
While the MR train includes a FR7 gas turbine plus a centrifugal compressor and a 32,100 hp (24 MW) electric motor, the PR train has a FR7 GT plus the 84,500 hp (63 MW) propane compressor, the HP MR compressor and a 32,100 hp (24 MW) electric motor.
The low pressure mixed refrigerant compressor has a rated power of more than 124,700 hp (93 MW). During internal tests, the unit reached power output higher than 154,200 hp (115 MW), GE said.
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