Source: Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) has signed an agreement with JGC Corporation to supply its proprietary propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant process and MCR main heat exchanger for a two million ton per year LNG project in Luwuk, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The Donggi-Senoro LNG project, a joint venture between Indonesia's state-owned oil and gas company, Pertamina, along with Mitsubishi Corporation, Korea Gas Corporation and PT Medco Energi Internasional, is targeted for a 2014 start-up.
"We have a long history of working on LNG projects in Indonesia and are pleased to continue to build on our experience and position in the region. Our technology continues to be the leader when it comes to the development of LNG projects around the world," said Bill Merlini, Director, LNG Indonesia at Air Products. "This is a very important project for Indonesia's LNG industry and is a key to its continued substantial LNG supply to Japan and East Asia."
The Donggi-Senoro plant will use the region's gas fields located in the Senoro-Toili Block and the Matindok Area as feed gas for what will be the fourth LNG project located in Indonesia. Air Products' LNG technology has been involved with all four projects including: PT Arun and PT Badak, originally started-up in the late 1970s, and Tangguh LNG which began operations in 2009.
A majority of the total worldwide LNG is produced with Air Products' technology. Air Products has designed, manufactured, and exported over 80 LNG heat exchangers for projects in 15 countries from its Wilkes-Barre, Pa., United States facility over the last four decades. In support of the LNG industry, Air Products provides process technology and key equipment for the heart of the natural gas liquefaction process, and also nitrogen plants for the base-load LNG facility, as well as process technology and equipment for small and mid-sized LNG plants, floating LNG plants and LNG peak shavers. Upstream, Air Products provides both nitrogen and natural gas dehydration membrane systems for offshore platforms. Downstream, Air Products provides dry inert gas generators for LNG carriers, shipboard membrane nitrogen systems, and land-based membrane and cryogenic nitrogen systems for LNG import terminals.