China’s Wison Offshore & Marine has awarded two contracts to US energy services firm Baker Hughes since December last year, including for an onshore LNG plant and a floating LNG producer.
Wison revealed this in a statement on Sunday following a visit to the company by a team of officials from Baker Hughes on February 22.
“During the meeting, both parties exchanged views on their companies’ history, technical strengths, milestone projects, and prospects on the energy industry,” Wison said.
Also, the two firms “reached a common goal of sharing global project information and business opportunities, and taking good advantage of mutual strengths to achieve a win-win situation,” it said.
Onshore LNG plant
According to Wison, the two firms signed a contract on February 10, 2023, under which Baker Hughes will support the Chnese firm with four liquefaction modules.
This includes four 54 MW 2-pole fixed speed electric motors driving 2BCL1006 centrifugal compressors through a load gearbox, and also start-up and commissioning spare parts.
Wison said this procurement contract is for an undisclosed onshore LNG plant, which has 4 trains, each with a capacity of over 1.1 Mtpa.
Besides this deal, Wison awarded Baker Hughes another procurement contract at the end of 2022 to support a 2.4 Mtpa FLNG project.
Wison did not reveal the price tag or any additional info regarding the projects.
The FLNG contract is probably related to a floating LNG producer that Italy’s Eni will install in Congo.
Eni awarded this contract to Wison in December last year and the 380 meters long 2.4 mtpa FLNG will have 60 meters in breadth and 35 meters in draft.
To mark the construction start, Wison (Nantong) Heavy Industry, a unit of Wison Offshore & Marine, held a steel-cutting ceremony on January 17 for the Eni Marine XII Congo LNG project.
“No matter whether it is for FLNG or onshore LNG plant, compressor and electric motor are the core parts of natural gas liquefaction solutions,” Bangsong Hua, CEO of Wison Offshore & Marine, said in the statement.
Yang Cao, VP of Baker Hughes and president of Baker Hughes in China, said the “breakthroughs and achievements made by WOM in LNG solutions are amazing.”
“Baker Hughes is very confident in providing customers like WOM with attractive and competitive industrial solutions,” he said.
Baker Hughes booked almost $3.5 billion in LNG equipment orders last year, its highest ever.
The company won contracts by Venture Global LNG for the Plaquemines LNG project in Louisiana, as well as service deals for the Calcasieu Pass LNG facility and Eni’s 3.4 mtpa Coral Sul FLNG off Mozambique.