Air Products announced it has signed an
agreement with a consortium, including Technip and JGC, to
implement the Yamal LNG project.
The LNG plant under construction on the Yamal Peninsula
will mark the first time Air Products deploys its proprietary
LNG technology and equipment in Russia.
The plant will be Russia's largest LNG production and
Air Products will supply three MCR main
cryogenic heat exchangers to be installed at the heart of the
propane pre cooled mixed refrigerant liquefaction process. Each
of these units using Air Products' proprietary AP-C3MR LNG
process technology and equipment will
produce 5.5 Mtpa of LNG, for an overall total of 16.5 Mtpa in
three train facilities.
"This is the largest project ever of its kind to be
located in the Arctic, and the most northern LNG facility in
the world," said Jim Solomon, director of LNG at Air
"Here are some specific challenges with
it, beyond the very remote location, such as huge temperature
swings. Our equipment and process were specifically configured
to address these challenges, and we are very excited at the
prospect of playing a significant role in this landmark
Solomon added with the addition of Russia,
that Air Products' proprietary LNG technology will be operating
in 17 countries around the globe.
"After a technology assessment, Yamal LNG
has selected Air Products based on their worldwide experience
in natural gas liquefaction.," said Igor Chasnyk, deputy
project director for pre-operations, Yamal LNG. "We are
confident Air Products' MCR process is the most suitable technology available within the
parameters of the project, and we are looking forward to
fruitful cooperation with Air Products and a successful
start-up of the process trains according to the schedule."
LNG from the Yamal LNG Project will be used primarily to
meet the growing energy needs of Asia_pacific countries.