Baker Hughes, Venture Global LNG expand agreement
By Jack Burke05 September 2023
Supports Venture Global LNG’s long-term expansion plan
Venture Global LNG plans to increase production from 70 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to more than 100 MTPA of nameplate LNG export capacity.
To support this initiative, Venture Global and Baker Hughes have executed an expanded master equipment supply agreement for the delivery of additional liquefaction train systems and power island systems for Venture Global’s future LNG export projects. The expanded agreement was announced on the margins of Gastech in Singapore in the presence of Venture Global CEO Mike Sabel and Baker Hughes Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Simonelli.
Venture Global said cargoes originating from its Calcasieu Pass project have been delivered to 24 countries and accounted for approximately 10% of the LNG exported from the United States to Europe in 2022 and 2023. Venture Global has taken FID on both phases of its 20.0 MTPA nameplate Plaquemines LNG facility, which is on target to produce first LNG in 2024. By early September, Plaquemines LNG will have received the first four liquefaction train modules (Blocks 1 and 2) and the roof will be raised on its third LNG storage tank. The company expects to commence construction of its CP2 LNG facility later this year following receipt of FERC authorization. To date, 9.25 MTPA of CP2 LNG’s 20.0 MTPA nameplate capacity has been sold under 20-year sales and purchase agreements. Baker Hughes, as a strategic LNG equipment supplier to Venture Global, provided comprehensive LNG technology solutions to the Calcasieu Pass LNG facilities, and will provide the same to the currently under-construction Plaquemines LNG facility.
“Venture Global is thrilled to announce our long-term plan to expand LNG production both in and outside of Louisiana, building on the momentum of our first three projects – Calcasieu Pass, Plaquemines LNG and CP2 LNG,” said Mike Sabel, CEO of Venture Global. “Now more than ever we are committed to our mission of delivering low-cost LNG at a larger scale to support the world’s growing demand for energy security, prosperity, and environmental progress. We are grateful for our continued partnership with Baker Hughes, a world leader in energy technology, and look forward to building on our successful collaboration in our upcoming projects.”
“Natural gas will continue to play a critical role as a bridging and destination fuel for the energy transition. We are proud of our longstanding collaboration with Venture Global LNG and continue to support their plan to expand LNG production to address global energy demand,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes. “Building on our positive track record for the Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines LNG projects, we look forward providing VG with our proven technology solutions to enable faster time to LNG, a key advantage to our modular LNG design.”