Baker Hughes Co. and Technip Energies have set the groundwork to develop next-generation modular LNG systems to bring plug-and-play facilities online more quickly.

The memorandum of understanding would allow the two global giants to jointly work on modular solutions for up to 2 million metric tons/year (mmty) of liquefied natural gas. 

The modules would complement Baker’s existing 1 mmty LNG Mid-Scale Modular Solution and Technip’s 2 mmty-plus SnapLNG solution. The end result could increase LNG capacity and accelerate the time to market to build out infrastructure. 

“The combination of our expertise, modular approach and references will enable shorter delivery times and better affordability,” Technip CEO Arnaud Pieton said. “Importantly, it reflects Technip...