Nigeria's NLNG Picks Siemens' Equipment
Nigeria LNG (NLNG), operator of the Bonny Island LNG complex in Nigeria, has selected Siemens Energy to supply a cryogenic boil-off gas compression train, Siemens said on September 23.
The train will use a high-efficiency electric motor and includes two centrifugal compressors, the German manufacturer said, and will add to existing boil-off gas handling capacity. Manufacturing, testing and packaging of the train will take place in Germany, with delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021. Siemens did not say what the order was worth.
NLNG can produce up to 22.5mn metric ton/yr of LNG. The international consortium comprising Italy's Eni, France's Total, Shell and Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) took a final investment decision on adding a seventh train in December. The unit will be able to turn out up to 4.2mn mt/yr of LNG, while a plan to debottleneck the existing trains will expand capacity by a further 3.4mn mt/yr, bringing the total to just over 30mn mt/yr.