US company GE Oil & Gas ensures operation of Angola LNG

8 June 2012

Angola LNG and GE Oil & Gas have signed a long term contract for the US company to ensure maximum efficiency at the natural gas processing unit at Soyo, in Angola’s Zaire province, GE Oil & Gas said in Kuala Lumpur.

In a statement published at the World Gas Conference 2012, held from 4 to 8 June, GE Oil & Gas also said that the contract required it to ensure the almost permanent operation of the key equipment for natural gas compression.

Angola LNG is a consortium of Sonangol, which owns 22.8 percent of the project and the Angolan subsidiaries of Chevron (36.4 percent), Total (13.6 percent), BP (13.6 percent) and ENI (13.6 percent).

The Soyo processing unit, some 315 kilometres north of the Angolan capital Luanda, will export its first orders of liquid natural gas (LNG) before the end of the first half of this year, and has an installed capacity to process 5.2 million tons of gas per year. (macauhub)