Automation technology company ABB has won a contract to supply integrated automation, electrical, and digital solutions for NextDecade Corporation’s Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Brownsville, Texas.
Under terms of the contract, Phase 1 of the LNG site will utilise ABB automation control systems, digital electrification components, and industrial drives to optimise production assets, increase energy efficiency, and operate more sustainably.
The order marks ABB’s first fully integrated scope for a major LNG facility.
Rio Grande Phase 1 includes three liquefaction trains and supporting infrastructure and is believed to be the largest greenfield project financing in US history, according to NextDecade. When fully operational, Phase 1 is expected to produce 17.6 million tonnes per annum of LNG.
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