In announcing the contract, BG Group Chief Executive Chris Finlayson said, “As construction of the QCLNG Project passes the half-way mark we are increasing our focus on how we are going to operate the facilities safely and efficiently in the decades ahead. BG Group is committed to reducing emissions through advanced, proven technologies and design.”“Using GE’s technology will contribute to the QCLNG plant being one of the most emissions-efficient facilities of its kind in the world. Liquefied natural gas has an important role to play in the management of global greenhouse gas emissions. When used as a substitute for coal, particularly in developing economies, liquefied natural gas from the QCLNG Project could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 35 percent,” Mr Finlayson said. The QCLNG project will be supported by GE resources in the Asia Pacific region and worldwide. Maintenance activities on the power turbines and compressors will take place at GE Oil & Gas facilities in Jandakot, Western Australia and in Florence, Italy. Monitoring and diagnostics will be provided from GE Oil & Gas’ global iCenters, located in Florence, Houston and Kuala Lumpur. These centers house teams that constantly track and advise on the performance of installed equipment, enabling customers to optimize plant availability and life cycle of parts. This ability to ‘predict-and-prevent’ service and maintenance issues through the industrial internet—a connected network of technology, data and experts—is a core part of GE’s strategy to deliver the most advanced service solutions to its customers. QGC is part of the international BG Group that was formed in 1996. The Queensland Curtis LNG project draws upon QGC’s extensive coal seam expertise and BG Group’s international experience in LNG, at a time of rising global demand for cleaner, more efficient energy. LNG also helps to address climate change by allowing natural gas, which has the lowest carbon emissions of all fossil fuels, to be transported economically around the world.
Further demonstrating GE’s broad portfolio of products and services for the LNG industry, GE Power & Water has supplied on-site power generation and water filtration equipment for the new water treatment plant near Chinchilla in Queensland to support the QCLNG project.QGC is headquartered in Brisbane and is engaged in the exploration, evaluation, development and production of coal seam gas. QGC’s project supports the country’s efforts to leverage its coal seam gas resources to become the world’s leading exporter of LNG. Australia now has under construction 70 percent of the world’s LNG capacity, capable of supporting 40-50 years of production, according to Australia’s Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics. With this high level of activity, the LNG industry is playing a key role in Australia’s long-term energy security, economic growth and job creation. About GE GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com. About GE Oil & Gas GE Oil & Gas is a world leader in advanced technologies and services with 37,000 employees in more than 100 countries supporting customers across the industry—from extraction to transportation to end use. Making the environment, health and safety, quality and integrity our highest priorities is The Way We Work. Our technologies and services include: surface and subsea drilling and production, monitoring and diagnostics, measurement and controls, large-scale LNG, pipeline compression and inspection, well site and industrial power generation, technologies for the refining and petrochemical industries, and modular CNG and LNG units for transportation sectors. Through our customized service solutions, training programs and technologies, GE Oil & Gas partners with customers to maximize their efficiency, productivity and equipment reliability; develop their next generation workforce; and fully benefit from the megatrends of natural gas, the growth of subsea and hard-to-reach reserves and the revolution in asset health management.
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