Baker Hughes Compressors For Rio Grande LNG Project

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Baker Hughes has been awarded an order by Bechtel Energy Inc. (Bechtel) to supply three main refrigerant compressors for NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.

In total, Baker Hughes will supply six Frame 7 gas turbines paired with 18 centrifugal compressors across Rio Grande’s first three liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains in a parallel configuration arrangement, for a nameplate capacity of 17.61 MTPA.

“This order builds on our longstanding relationship with Bechtel and is a significant milestone in our partnership with NextDecade, supporting them on this key LNG project,” said Ganesh Ramaswamy, executive vice president of Industrial & Energy Technology at Baker Hughes. “We are delighted that our proven and reliable technology solution will support the production of LNG in the US, which is crucial in balancing energy affordability, security and sustainability globally.”

Packaging of the turbine/compressor train, as well as assembly of the compressors and testing of the trains, will take place at Baker Hughes’ facilities in Italy.

At full scale, Rio Grande LNG will be capable of producing 27 MPTA of low carbon intensive LNG for export to markets around the world.

The Rio Grande LNG export terminal will occupy 750 acres (303 ha) along the northern shore of Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of the Port of Isabel and 10 miles (16 km) east of Brownsville.

Enbridge will build, own, and operate the Rio Bravo Pipeline to supply natural gas to Rio Grande LNG. Upon completion, the Rio Bravo Pipeline will transport up to 4.5 Bcf/d (127.4 x 106 m3/d) of natural gas from the South Texas Agua Dulce supply area to Rio Grande LNG.


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