Technip, Baker Hughes to collaborate on modularized LNG plants
By Keefe Borden17 November 2022
Technip Energies and Baker Hughes plan to jointly develop modular LNG liquefaction plants with capacities that range from 1 to 2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa.)
A memorandum of understanding between the two companies states the plans for the plants will fall between the ranges of modularized plans for LNG liquefaction plants that the two companies already have in place.
Baker Hughes has developed an LNG mid-scale modular solutions (MMS), which allows producers to liquefy LNG between 0.8 and 1.0 mtpa. Technip, for its part, has a separate LNG liquefaction plant that gives producers the capacity to produce 2 to 3 mtpa of LNG.
The collaboration is based on the growing market demand for modular LNG options, the companies said.
“Cooperating in advancing technology in LNG with our long-term partner Baker Hughes is an important step for the energy industry and for our clients. The combination of our expertise, modular approach and references will enable shorter delivery times and better affordability,” said Arnaud Pieton, CEO of Technip Energies. “Importantly, it reflects Technip Energies’ commitment to deliver low-emission liquefaction solutions through electrification and the elimination of fugitive emissions to accelerate the energy transition.”
“This agreement is a milestone in our relationship with Technip Energies, and it is mutually beneficial to both companies, leveraging our respective technology expertise and proven track record in the LNG space while maximizing benefits for our customers,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes. “LNG will continue to play a key role to solve the energy trilemma, and the ability to accelerate time-to-production through modularized solutions can be a differentiator.”
Technip Energies’ portfolio already includes SnapLNG, a modularized compact and fully electrified solution for the 2 to 3 MTPA, which provides greater certainty around both costs and schedule. It covers the liquefaction as well as the necessary pre-treatment and utilities units. SnapLNG highlights Technip Energies’ experience of more than a decade in successfully designing and delivering LNG modular projects and is particularly suited for low-to-zero carbon footprint LNG developments.
Baker Hughes has provided plug and play modular solutions for LNG for over 10 years, catering to different sized projects. Its 1 MTPA range LNG Mid-scale Modular Solution (MMS) provides a flexible, standardized, and scalable solution for lowering the carbon footprint of the liquefaction process and faster time to LNG.