Glenfarne’s Texas LNG picks Baker Hughes tech, delays FID to 2024

Glenfarne Group’s Texas LNG has selected Baker Hughes to supply gas compression technology equipment, including electric motor drives, for its planned 4 mtpa LNG export terminal.

As part of the partnership between Texas LNG and Baker Hughes, the latter also has a framework agreement to make a strategic pre-FID investment in the project’s late-stage development, according to a statement by Texas LNG issued on Thursday.

The agreement with Baker Hughes facilitates Texas LNG’s “green by design” approach, which intends to use abundant sources of locally procured renewable energy to power the facility and drive the plant’s electric motors, the LNG terminal developer said.

This “green-ready” infrastructure allows Texas LNG to eliminate most CO2 emissions to less than half of a typical LNG export project, making it one of the “lowest-emitting liquefaction facilities in the world,” it said.

FID moved to 2024

Texas LNG said in April that it expects to take a final investment decision to build its LNG export project this year following an order by the US FERC.

FERC issued an order on remand to the planned export terminal in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, owned by Glenfarne Energy Transition’s Texas LNG, following the completion of an additional social cost of carbon and environmental justice analysis.

Last year, the firm said it expected to take FID to build the facility in 2022 and to start commercial operations in 2026.

The developer of the plant also appointed a joint venture of Technip Energies USA and Samsung Engineering to lead the delivery of the facility.

“Texas LNG will close its project financing in 2024 with construction commencing shortly thereafter,” the firm said on Thursday.

Texas LNG said the equipment order is expected to be granted in conjunction with financial close of the project.

The first LNG exports from Texas LNG are expected to be shipped in late 2027 or early 2028, it said.

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