Decarbonising LNG Production
Total and Siemens Energy have expanded the scope of a technical collaboration to develop sustainable solutions for reducing CO2 emissions in natural gas liquefaction facilities and power generation.
Each partner will contribute best-in-class technologies and combine their know-how to deliver industrial-stage solutions such as combustion of clean hydrogen in gas turbines, competitive all-electrical liquefaction, optimized power generation, the integration of renewable energy in liquefaction plants’ power system and their efficiency enhancement.
Total's global LNG portfolio will grow to 50 Mtpa by 2025, with the company currently responsible for around 10 per cent of LNG production globally. The group benefits from diversified positions throughout the LNG value chain - in gas production and liquefaction, LNG transportation and trading, and the development of the LNG industry for maritime transport. Through its interests in liquefaction plants in Qatar, Nigeria, Russia, Norway, Oman, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Australia and Angola, the company markets LNG on all world markets.
Arnaud Breuillac, President, Exploration & Production at Total, comments: "This collaboration with Siemens Energy, a major player in the energy technology sector, brings many opportunities to further reduce the carbon footprint of our activities, especially in our strategic LNG business.
"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. Reducing its carbon footprint is essential for LNG to play its role fully in the energy transition."
Thorbjörn Fors, EVP of Industrial Applications at Siemens Energy, adds: "We are pleased to partner with Total as one of the main players in the LNG value chain to explore how we 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 decarbonize the production of LNG."