Siemens has been awarded a contract for supplying the initial ten compressor trains for a major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project. Siemens' customer is Magnolia LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL), which is developing an up to eight million tons per annum (mtpa) mid-scale LNG facility based on their OSMR® LNG technology in the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The project serves to liquefy natural gas for export from the U.S. as well as potential domestic use.
The LNG project will use approximately 115 acres of available land in Lake Charles through a long-term lease with the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District. Siemens' scope of supply comprises a total of eight refrigeration compressors and two feed gas booster compressors for the initial two LNG trains. Four Mixed Refrigerant (MR) Siemens STC-SV compressors will each be driven by a Siemens SGT-750 gas turbine, while four Ammonia Refrigerant (AR) STC-SV compressors will each be driven by a Siemens SST-600 steam turbine. Additionally two motor driven feed gas booster compressors will be delivered. The subsequent two LNG trains necessary to achieve the full eight mtpa for Magnolia would bring the total number of compressor trains to twenty at this site.