PRESS: Novatek to replace Baker Hughes with Turkish floating plant
MOSCOW, Aug 10 (PRIME) -- Russian gas producer Novatek will order a floating electric power plant from Turkey's Karpowership to replace Baker Hughes and supply power to the first line of the Arctic LNG 2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, business daily Kommersant reported on Wednesday, citing sources.
"Novatek has figured out how to solve the problem of electric power supplies to the first line of Arctic LNG 2. The company will order a floating electric power plant with a capacity of about 300–400 megawatts, running on gas-fired engines from Turkey's Karpowership," the newspaper said.
Baker Hughes earlier discontinued servicing Russian LNG projects, withdrew its engineers from all projects, and stopped equipment delivery to Arctic LNG 2.
The sources did not elaborate on the deadline of the floating plant completion but said that the future lines of Arctic LNG 2 could be built with similar power sources.