Two compressor trains will support capture and storage of 3.3mn mt/year of CO2. [Image credit: Baker Hughes]

By Dale Lunan

US energy technology provider Baker Hughes said January 3 it had been awarded a contract to supply turbocompression equipment to Petronas’ Kasawari carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project offshore Malaysia.

The contract, which was negotiated with Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE), the project’s engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contractor, includes two trains of low-pressure booster compressors to enable CO2 removal and two trains to support injection of the separated CO2 via pipeline into a dedicated sequestration site.

The facility is expected to capture and store about 3.3mn metric tons/year of CO2 from the Kasawari natural gas production stream – gas which would otherwise have been flared.

“This award demonstrates the viability of significant, commercial-scale carbon-capture projects, which are critical for the energy transition,” said Rod Christie, executive vice president of industrial & energy technology at Baker Hughes. “This project proves that CCS technology can be deployed even in challenging environments, including offshore gas facilities, and provides an important step forward for reducing emissions from natural gas production.”

First CO2 injections at Kasawari are expected to begin by the end of 2025, Petronas says.