Total and Siemens Energy recently partnered to focus on natural gas liquefaction facilities and associated power generation. The partners recently signed a Technical Collaboration Agreement to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction.
The collaboration also entails pooling their best-in-class technologies and know-how to deliver industrial-stage solutions such as combustion of clean hydrogen in gas turbines, competitive all-electrical liquefaction, optimised power generation, the integration of renewable energy in liquefaction plants’ power system and their efficiency enhancement.
Total is the world’s second largest privately owned LNG player, with a global portfolio of nearly 50 Mtpa by 2025 and a global market share of around 10%. Through its interests in liquefaction plants in Qatar, Nigeria, Russia, Norway, Oman, Egypt, UAE, the US, Australia and Angola, Total markets LNG on all world markets.
Siemens Energy, a global energy technology company covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers.
Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total said that the development of low-carbon LNG will contribute to meet the growth in global energy demand whilst reducing the carbon intensity of the energy products consumed. To which, Thorbjörn Fors, Executive Vice President of the Industrial Applications Division at Siemens Energy added that both companies will explore how they can competitively reduce the carbon footprint of brownfield and greenfield LNG projects.
The agreement is a next step, following our announcement last June to collaborate together and conduct studies exploring possible liquefaction and power generation plant designs to help decarbonise the production of LNG.