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Baker Hughes announces LNG equipment order from Qatar Petroleum

The logo of Baker Hughes (BKR) is seen in this image provided July 21, 2020. Baker Hughes/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Baker Hughes BHGE.N said on Tuesday it has secured an order from Qatar Petroleum for the supply of main refrigerant compressors for Qatar' project to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity.

Qatar is aiming to increase its LNG capacity by 2025 to 100 million tonnes from 77 million tonnes.

“This order is among the largest LNG deals secured by Baker Hughes in the past five years, for both mtpa (million tonnes per annum) and equipment awarded,” Baker Hughes said in a statement.

Reporting by Ekaterina Kravtsova; editing by Jason Neely

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