Air Products' liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology and equipment will be
floating on an LNG production platform off the coast of
Malaysia and producing 1.2 million tpy of LNG when the Petronas
PFLNG 1 project starts up in late 2015.
The company on Wednesday signed an equipment and process
license agreement with Malaysia-based energy major Petronas.
Terms were not disclosed.
"This project will showcase not only our
proprietary and leading LNG technology and equipment, but also
Air Products' worldwide manufacturing capabilities, as portions
of the equipment will be fabricated and assembled in the United
States and Asia," said Bill Kennington, major account manager
for LNG with Air Products.
"This floating LNG (FLNG) project is very important for
Malaysia by unlocking and enabling economic development and
commercialization of significant gas reserves from locations
where the resource was essentially stranded, he
PFLNG 1, to be located off the coast of Bintulu, Sarawak,
Malaysia, will use Air Products' AP-N LNG process and
The proprietary equipment includes coil wound heat
exchangers to be built in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania;
compressor-expanders to be assembled in Fogelsville,
Pennsylvania; and economizer cold boxes to be built in Tanjung
The equipment will be shipped from the three Air Products
manufacturing facilities for assembly into modules
and then installed on the PFLNG 1 vessel, the company said.
Air Products claims the AP-N LNG process is the
most efficient of all nitrogen-recycle LNG processes in the
industry, and is ideally suited for small-scale FLNG
This is the initial use of the AP-N LNG process and
equipment. Its development builds on the successful
implementation of the nitrogen-recycle section of Air Products'
AP-X system, which has been operating reliably for
over three years in Qatar, the company says.
The AP-N system can be configured in an
all-nitrogen recycle process for a single train at a nominal 1
million tpy, or it can be boosted in capacity with the addition