Shanghai-based Wison Group has signed an agreement with EDF
Trading and Exmar to support their plans to pursue LNG export opportunities in
North America, the companies announced on Thursday.
The floating LNG
proposal would use offshore, barge-mounted gas liquefaction facilities developed by Exmar, Wison
and Black & Veatch.
Under the agreement, Wison would be responsible for the
turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, installation and
commissioning (EPCIC) services for the mobile, self-contained
units that would be capable of tying in to existing pipeline,
tank and jetty infrastructure to enable LNG
These plants will utilize topside liquefaction equipment and
packages designed by Black & Veatch using its
PRICO single mixed refrigerant technology.
The agreement marks the second such collaboration between
Wison, Exmar and Black & Veatch following the award for a
similar facility announced in June 2012 and presently under construction at Wisons
fabrication facility in Nantong, China.
The ability to be involved with EDFT, a leading player
in the global gas market, in developing LNG
export scenarios for the North American market and expand our
existing relationship with Exmar is a tremendous opportunity
for Wison, said L. Dwayne Breaux, executive vice
president for Wison Offshore & Marine.
Wison, Exmar and Black & Veatch are in the process of
proving that we can supply a reliable, cost-efficient solution
to the industry and this opportunity will only further
establish this group as the leading suppliers of offshore