Air Products has received an LNG heat exchanger order from
Petronas for a major LNG project in Malaysia, the companies
announced on Monday.
Air Products' SplitMR liquefaction process and technology was selected and will be
supplied to the Petronas LNG Train 9 Project. This project will produce 3.6
million tpy of LNG and is an expansion of the existing Petronas
LNG complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.
For 20 years, Air Products has supplied multiple LNG trains,
technology and equipment to the
land-based Petronas Bintulu facility, with the first train
becoming operational in 1983.
Overall, Air Products' LNG technology and equipment is
currently employed in the facility's eight existing production
trains designed to produce 25.7 million tpy of LNG. Production
of LNG will increase to 29.3 million tpy via the additional
ninth train with Air Products involvement at the Bintulu
facility, targeted for startup by the end
"Air Products relationship with PETRONAS continues to grow
with this large-scale equipment order," said Jim Solomon,
director of LNG for Air Products.
"We believe this new order is a result of the proven
performance of our technology and our decades of working
with Petronas. In LNG industry development around the
globe, Petronas is a major player, and we take pride in
providing our leading technology to assist in their success
with these major projects."
Air Products says a majority of total worldwide LNG is
produced with its technology. Air Products has now
designed, manufactured and exported 100 coil wound heat
exchangers for LNG projects around the globe over the
last four decades.