GE Oil & Gas has won a $620 million services deal at QGC’s liquefied natural gas processing plant near Gladstone in Queensland, with maintenance activities to take place at the global giant’s Jandakot base.
GE announced today it had been awarded the 22-year service agreement at the Curtis Island plant, which will be the world’s first facility to turn coal seam gas into LNG.
The scope of work includes maintenance of GE equipment slated to be installed at the facility, including gas turbines, compressors, gearboxes, generators and auxiliaries.
Maintenance of the power turbines and compressors will be undertaken in Jandakot, GE said.
GE chairman Jeff Immelt said the QGC project provided a glimpse of the future for LNG developments.
“As the world’s first facility to turn coal seam gas into LNG, it validates Australia’s commitment to innovative solutions and its position as a leader in LNG,” Mr Immelt said in a statement.
“It is also a great example of how industrial internet-based services – where we connect advanced machines, data and experts – can deliver better outcomes for our customers and society.”