Argentinas second liquefied
natural gas (LNG) import facility, a joint development between
YPF S.A., ENARSA and Excelerate
Energy, GNL Escobar (GNLE), began receiving cargoes on
May 24, 2011, and has already offloaded four cargoes of LNG,
using ship-to-ship transfers. Ongoing operations and supply
logistics of the facility are presently coordinated jointly
between the three companies.
Located on the Paraná River
about 30 miles outside Buenos Aires City, GNLE uses Excelerate
Energys GasPort design. It has a baseload throughput
capacity of 500 million cfd, with peak throughput capacity at
600 million cfd, and has direct access to the Buenos Aires
region and Argentinas natural gas grid.
Río Seco S.A., Cia. De Minas Buenaventura, a
wholly owned chemical subsidiary, and Haldor
Topsøe have a contract for supply of a wet gas
sulfuric acid (WSA) plant for producig sulfuric acid at a new
industrial operation in Peru. The WSA plant is a multi-flexible
unit that will both clean the H2S offgases from a
MnSO4 leaching process and burn elemental sulfur to
make industrial-grade sulfuric acid.
Haldor Topsøe will supply
all the basic and detailed engineering and equipment and
materials required for the inside battery limits. This means
that the project schedule can be greatly
reduced as procurement can begin before the plants basic
and detailed engineering is finished. The engineering is
already underway and the first design package has been supplied
to Rio Seco.
Apart from engineering, equipment
and materials, Haldor Topsøes scope of supply also
includes license, catalysts and supervision services during construction, commissioning and
startup. Plant startup is scheduled in 2012.
A subsidiary of Foster
Wheeler AGs Global Engineering and Construction Group has a process
design and front-end engineering and design (FEED) services
contract for PDVSAs new Batalla Santa
Ines Refinery Phase I Hydroskimming
section to be built in Barinas, Venezuela. Foster
Wheelers scope of work includes the preparation of the
basic engineering design package, FEED and early procurement
assistance for the crude distillation unit, the naphtha
hydrotreater, the continuous catalytic reformer, and the
utilities and offsite facilities. The FEED is scheduled to
be completed in the third quarter of 2011.