NextDecade has signed an agreement with GE Oil & Gas to assist with its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects and associated pipelines in Texas.
The agreement makes GE Oil & Gas a supplier of compressor and gas turbine equipment for the liquefaction trains of the Rio Grande LNG project, as well as the Rio Bravo Pipeline.
The Rio Grande LNG project is a proposed LNG export facility, set for a 984 acre (398 ha) industrial site, at the Port of Brownsville, Texas. So far, NextDecade has signed 30 mtpa of non-binding sales agreements for the project, which is under review by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The Rio Bravo pipeline will provide natural gas for the Rio Grande LNG facility. Two parallel, 42 in. (107 cm), 140 mile (225 km) pipelines will run from the Agua Dulce Market area outside of Kingsville, Texas to the facility. The pipelines will also feature three compressor stations.
As part of the agreement, GE Oil & Gas’s supplied equipment will come with long-term services, life-cycle maintenance agreements and performance guarantees. GE is also providing NextDecdae with a common equity investment.