Siemens Energy has been awarded a contract to provide long-term maintenance services for the pioneering Santos GLNG Project in Queensland, Australia. The multi-million dollar service order is Siemens’ largest ever for its gas turbines.

The customer is Santos GLNG, which is a joint venture between Santos, PETRONAS, Total and KOGAS.

The six-year contract includes preventative maintenance, remote monitoring, parts supply, and field service for 16 SGT-400 industrial gas turbines (nine generator sets and seven compressor sets) spread across three Santos GLNG sites – Roma and Fairview 1 & 2.

The agreement will help to ensure predictable reliability and maintenance costs for the SGT-400 gas turbines at the Santos GLNG Project.

“The Santos GLNG Project underscores the commitment of Santos GLNG and the Queensland government to advance the progression of this clean energy technology on a global scale and we are pleased to have been selected to provide long-term maintenance at the project,”

said Dr. Beatrix Natter, CEO, Service Oil & Gas, Siemens Energy.

“This service order, in particular, is very significant for us as it represents the largest single order ever for our small gas turbine product line. It is testament to our commitment to offering truly competitive and cost-effective service solutions and to our dedicated service team.”

The Santos GLNG Project is designed to convert coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to global markets.

The Santos GLNG Project includes the development of CSG resources in the Bowen and Surat Basins in south east Queensland, construction of a 420 kilometer underground gas transmission pipeline from the gas fields to Gladstone, and two LNG trains with a combined nameplate capacity of 7.8m tons per annum on Curtis Island.

The first LNG exports are expected to commence in 2015.