Air Products has received its first-ever major LNG heat
exchanger order for a US-based liquefaction project, the
company announced on Monday.
Air Products will supply its LNG proprietary C3MR
liquefaction technology and equipment to a joint
venture of IHI E&C International Corp. and Kiewit Corp.,
for Dominion's major liquefaction export project to
be built at Dominion's existing Cove Point LNG
import terminal at Lusby, Maryland.
Air Products' MCR main cryogenic heat exchanger will
be installed at the heart of the proprietary propane pre-cooled
mixed refrigerant liquefaction process.
The Dominion Cove Point liquefaction process will be designed
to produce 5.25 million tpy of LNG and is to be operational in
"We have provided our LNG technology and equipment to baseload
LNG projects around the world, but this
will be our first large-scale order to be placed and operating
in the US Cove Point will be a major liquefaction facility and
we are pleased that our industry leading expertise has been
selected for this project," said David J. Taylor,
vice president of energy businesses at Air
"We look forward to further involvement in the US export market
as future projects develop," he added.
Air Products noted that it had been involved in previous
activities at Cove Point. In the late 1970s, the company played
a major role in the dry-out and initial cooldown of piping and
equipment at the Cove Point facility.
Meanwhile, in 1994, Air Products supplied a small LNG
re-liquefier. Air Products also played a role in the
re-commissioning of the LNG plant in 2003. Over the years, Air
Products has also supplied three nitrogen generators, related
equipment, and other services for LNG handling at Cove
On a global basis, Air Products says it has now
designed, manufactured and exported 100 coil wound heat
exchangers for LNG projects around the globe over the
last four decades.