Baker Hughes will supply four main refrigerant compressor trains for Qatar Petroleum’s North Field East (NFE) project. Each train will consist of three Frame 9E DLN Ultra Low NOx gas turbines and six centrifugal compressors across four LNG trains for a total scope of supply of 12 gas turbines to drive 24 centrifugal compressors. Packaging, manufacturing, and testing of the gas turbine/compressor trains will take place at Baker Hughes’ facilities in Florence and Massa, Italy.
The NFE project, owned by Qatar Petroleum and operated by Qatargas, is the first phase of the North Field LNG Expansion Project, announced in 2017, and will increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 MTPA to 110 MTPA, which accounts for an LNG production capacity increase of approximately 43%. First gas from the Expansion Project is expected to be produced by the end of 2025. The second phase of the North Field LNG Expansion Project, called the North Field South project, will further increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 110 MTPA to 126 MTPA.