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    Siemens to Supply Turbines for Mozambique LNG


Siemens says the turbines will help the project produce low emissions.

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Siemens to Supply Turbines for Mozambique LNG

Germany's Siemens is to supply low-emission power equipment for the Total-operated Mozambique LNG project, it said October 13. The contract was awarded by Italy's Saipem and US McDermott, the engineering, procurement and construction contractors for the plant.

Siemens will supply six SGT-800, 54-MW gas turbines with a gross efficiency of 39%, which the firm said were ideal for LNG applications, where reliability and efficiency are critical. They are equipped with robust, dry low-emission combustion systems. Siemens will also supply boil-off gas compressors, featuring inlet guide vane systems that enable optimal power usage as operational parameters such as inlet temperature and outlet pressure are adjusted.

The turbines will be delivered in the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, while the compressors will all arrive next year.

"We look forward to helping Total drive toward the lowest possible plant emissions profile and contributing to its goal of delivering clean, reliable energy to customers across the globe," Thorbjoern Fors, vice president for Siemens Energy Industrial Applications, said in a statement.

Mozambique LNG aims to produce up to 13.1mn metric tons/yr of LNG, with production from the Golfinho and Atum gas fields in Mozambique's Offshore Area 1 concession. Commercial operations are slated to start in 2024. Another land-based project operated by US ExxonMobil is yet to get the go-ahead as the partners reconsider their finances in a low-priced and over-supplied gas market.