GE, Cheniere Sign $1B LNG Export Terminal Deal
General Electric and Sabine Pass Liquefaction have inked a $1 billion deal under which GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, maintenance services and round-the-clock technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first four liquified natural gas trains currently under construction at the Sabine Pass LNG export facility.
Each train will have six gas turbines and is expected to have nominal capacity to produce approximately 4.5 million metric tons per annum of LNG.
Sabine Pass Liquefaction is a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners.
The 20-plus-year contract will see GE provide services that cover all major maintenance for the first four LNG trains, including parts, repairs and field services as well as a resident team of 14 local experts including field and repair services to assist with all aspects of maintenance on the GE equipment. GE also will provide access to original parts, supported by the technical expertise of GE’s field engineers.
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