Siemens lands GLNG contract
15 May 2012
Siemens Energy said it has been awarded a contract to provide long-term maintenance services for the pioneering Santos GLNG Project in Queensland, Australia. The multi-million dollar service order is Siemens’ largest ever for its small gas turbine (SGT) product line. The customer is Santos GLNG, which is a joint venture between Santos, PETRONAS, Total and KOGAS. The six-year contract consists of preventative maintenance, remote monitoring, parts supply, and field service for 16 SGT-400 industrial gas turbines (nine generator sets and seven compressor sets) spread across three Santos GLNG sites – Roma and Fairview 1 & 2. The agreement will help to ensure predictable reliability and maintenance costs for the SGT-400 gas turbines at the Santos GLNG Project.
The Santos GLNG Project is designed to convert coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to global markets. The project includes the development of CSG resources in the Bowen and Surat Basins in southeast Queensland, construction of a 420km underground gas transmission pipeline from the gas fields to Gladstone, and two LNG trains with a combined nameplate capacity of 7.8 million tons per annum on Curtis Island. The first LNG exports are expected to commence in 2015.