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.
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
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
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 officials.
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.