Before this project, the Qatargas facility in Ras Laffan was already the world’s largest LNG project – and the first to integrate the entire value chain. It includes offshore gas production, onshore treatment and liquefaction, a dedicated fleet of LNG ships, and regasification plants in the UK, US and Italy.
Having provided turbocompression equipment for the facility’s first development phase (QG1), GE Oil & Gas was again asked to meet the technology challenges for the second and much larger phase (QG2). Although every aspect of the QG2 project was ambitious and astounding, overall success depended primarily on the ability to achieve unprecedented economies of scale. And the key to that would be the LNG megatrain technology from GE Oil & Gas.