Siemens wins compressor contract for $4.5bn Calcasieu Pass LNG project


German industrial giant Siemens has won a contract to supply three boil-off compressor (BOG) packages for the Calcasieu Pass LNG project in US.

The contract has been awarded by Kiewit, wh$4.5bn ich is undertaking engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPC) work for the $4.5bn LNG project.

The scope of the contract for Siemens includes the engineering, manufacturing and testing of two centrifugal BOG compression packages and one reciprocating BOG compression package.

The Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility, which is currently under construction, is being implemented by Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, a subsidiary of Venture Global LNG.

The LNG export facility is located in southwestern Louisiana’s Cameron Parish, approximately 50 miles south of Lake Charles.

Upon becoming fully operational, it is expected to produce 10 million tons per annum (MTPA) of clean liquefied natural gas that will be supplied to global markets.

With an operational life of 25 years, the Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility is scheduled to begin operations in 2022. The facility will feature nine liquefaction blocks and two LNG storage tanks.

Siemens said that the compression trains are expected to ship in summer and fall 2020.

“The Calcasieu Pass LNG Project involves an innovative modular, mid-scale configuration that enables Venture Global to produce low-cost LNG with a shorter construction schedule. Siemens was able to tailor a custom solution with added flexibility to match the EPC’s project schedule and start-up sequence,” said Matthew Russell, Executive Vice President of LNG for Siemens.

Separately, the German company has secured a contract to modernize full drilling-drives package and cooling system on an offshore jackup rig for Arabian Drilling Company.

The contract covers engineering, design, manufacturing, and delivery of the fully integrated modernization based on Siemens’ BlueDrive technology.

Siemens is expected to deliver the new system for Arabian Drilling Company in the early part of 2021.