Air Products, which is an LNG technology and equipment company, has signed an agreement to provide proprietary LNG technology, equipment and related process license and advisory services.

The equipment will be supplied to the Energia Costa Azul (ECA) LNG export terminal project in Mexico. ECA LNG is a joint venture between Sempra LNG, IEnova and Total.

Air Products’ LNG manufacturing facility in Port Manatee, Florida, will manufacture the coil wound heat exchangers (CWHE) for its AP-DMR™ LNG process technology, which will then be shipped to the project export terminal site in Ensenada.

“ECA LNG is a new customer for Air Products’ LNG business, and we are pleased our AP-DMR process technology was selected to assist them in meeting their LNG business goals for the first phase of this strategic west coast North America LNG project,” said Dr Samir J Serhan, chief operating officer at Air Products.

He added: “This project will showcase the innovative benefits of our technology, as it will utilise our highly efficient and cost effective dual mixed refrigerant (DMR) process for this unique, compact site location. Our recently expanded manufacturing facility can serve all customer needs in terms of LNG production capacity and reinforces our commitment and presence to serve all the LNG markets worldwide, from baseload mega trains to mid-scale bunkering facilities to small-scale facilities.”

Air Products’ LNG equipment will be able to produce approximately 3 million tpy at the Ensenada location. Under the agreement, Air Products’ DMR process technology, as well as engineering, design and manufacturing of the heat exchanger equipment for the liquefaction section, will be supplied for the single production train.

The process uses Air Products’ proprietary CWHE technology. This DMR process is particularly well suited for not only this land-based baseload LNG facility in Mexico, but also for Arctic locations and for offshore, floating LNG applications. The process and CWHE equipment design, combined with fuel-efficient mechanical drivers, significantly reduces the greenhouse gas emissions from the liquefaction process.

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11th February 2021