Novatek eyes Turkish power solution for Arctic LNG-2 following Baker Hughes' exit
Russia's Novatek plans to procure a 300-400-MW floating power plant from Turkish firm Karpowership for the first train of its Arctic LNG-2 export plant, after US player Baker Hughes opted to leave the project in June, the Moscow-based Kommersant newspaper reported on August 10.
Baker Hughes reportedly ceased providing all services to Russian LNG projects in June, recalling engineers from Arctic LNG-2, as well as Novatek's operational Yamal LNG and Gazprom's Sakhalin-2 plants. It also ceased shipments of equipment to Arctic LNG-2, whose first 6.6mn metric ton/year train is due online next year.
According to Kommersant, Baker Hughes had been due to supply around 20 LM9000 turbines, with capacities of up to 75 MW, to power all three of Arctic LNG-2's trains, including seven for the first train. With these turbines no longer available, the newspaper cited sources as saying that Novatek was likely to opt for Karpowership's power solutions for the second and third trains as well.