Baker Hughes (NASDAQ: BKR), an energy technology business, said that it has received a letter of award from ADNOC Gas to provide two electric liquefaction systems (e-LNG) for the Ruwais LNG project in the United Arab Emirates. The award, which will be booked in the fourth quarter of 2023, was revealed at this year’s ADIPEC, one of the world’s largest oil sector events.
The LNG trains will be powered by Baker Hughes’ 75 megawatt BRUSH electric motor technology and will include the company’s cutting-edge compressor technology, making Ruwais LNG one of the Middle East’s first all-electric LNG projects. The trains’ total production capacity is projected to be 9.6 million tons per year.
ADNOC wants to more than double its LNG production capacity with the Ruwais LNG expansion project in order to fulfill rising worldwide demand for natural gas. The Ruwais plant, which is designed with electric-powered processing facilities, will be powered by clean energy, making it one of the world’s lowest carbon-intensity LNG facilities.
“This award represents an important milestone for Baker Hughes in the LNG market and demonstrates the strength of our portfolio, which we strategically expanded through the BRUSH Power Generation acquisition in 2022,” said Ganesh Ramaswamy, Baker Hughes’ executive vice president of Industrial & Energy Technology. “Electrification will play a critical role in the energy transition over the next decade, allowing for further reductions in natural gas’s carbon footprint.” We are extremely gratified that ADNOC Gas has chosen Baker Hughes as a trusted partner to assist their objective of increasing LNG production while further decarbonizing their operations on behalf of ADNOC.”