Honeywell's UOP has been selected by
Malaysias Petronas to provide technology for acid gas removal on
the worlds first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project known as PFLNG 1, the
companies said on Tuesday.
The PFLNG 1 facility, designed to extract natural gas from
offshore wells and liquefy and store it for later transport,
will use UOP's Amine Guard FS
process to remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide
from the liquefied natural gas (LNG) feed streams.
We are pleased to continue to grow UOP's long-standing
relationship with Petronas and for the opportunity to work with
the company on its historic first floating LNG project, said Rebecca Liebert,
vice president and general manager for UOP's gas processing and
hydrogen business unit.
UOP offers a full suite of leading-edge, agile gas
processing technologies, enabling us to design solutions for
customers monetizing their gas resources," she
added. "Together with Petronas, we are excited to bring
continued improvements to meet the worlds growing demand
for cleaner-burning and versatile natural gas energy in this
new frontier of gas conditioning and treating.
Scheduled for start-up by the end of 2015, the FLNG unit
will be moored approximately 112 miles off the coast of
Sarawak, Malaysia, and is designed to produce 1.2 million tpy
The Amine Guard FS
process was developed to reduce acid gas contaminants to very
low levels prior to liquefaction. The technology is used to precondition
the gas that results in 40% of the worlds LNG production
from onshore base-load LNG plants, according to UOP
UOPs technology has been modified for use
in a floating service environment to minimize plot size,
weight and cost, while improving reliability, resistance to rocking
motion and expanding the operating envelope.
The acid gas removal system was designed in cooperation between
Petronas and UOP to obtain an optimized process capable of expansion and handling various feed
stream contaminant concentrations.