An industrial module is an optimized configuration of machines and additional components for the compression of gas or the generation of electrical power.
The five modules assembled in the Avenza plant will produce electricity for operating the LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant on Barrow Island (Australia) as part of the Gorgon project.
The whole set of modules will supply the electricity needed for Gorgon's development and production operations and for liquefying the gas.
Each module built for the Gorgon project generates 130 MW, sufficient for supplying power to 40,000 homes.
The Greater Gorgon gas fields contain resources of about 1.04 trillion cubic meters of discovered resource, enough energy to power a city of one million people for 140 years.
The Gorgon Project will supply natural gas to rapidly growing markets like those of the Asia-Pacific region.
The Gorgon Project will incorporate one of the largest carbon dioxide injection projects in the world.
The Gorgon Project is developing two gas fields - Gorgon and Jansz-Io. The gas in the Gorgon field contains on average 14 percent naturally occurring reservoir carbon dioxide (CO2), while the Jansz-Io field contains less than one percent.
During the liquefaction process, when the natural gas is cooled to -162°C, if CO2 remained in the natural gas stream it would freeze into a solid. For this reason the reservoir CO2 is separated from the gas prior to gas processing and liquefaction.
GE technologies will play a pivotal role in this process. Six GE compression trains operating on the ground will extract, and then inject, the CO2 into the Dupuy Formation beneath Barrow Island. This will reduce the CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
The Gorgon Project plans to inject between 3.4 and 4.0 million tonnes of reservoir carbon dioxide each year.