Air Products inks Yamal LNG agreement
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pennsylvania -- Air Products, a leader in LNG technology and equipment, has signed an agreement with a consortium including Technip and JGC Corporation 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 export facility.
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 the overall 16.5 mtpa three-train facility.
"This is the largest project ever of its kind to be located in the Arctic, and the most northern LNG facility in the world. There 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 project," said Jim Solomon, director - LNG at Air Products.
LNG from the Yamal LNG Project will be used primarily to meet the growing energy needs of Asia and Pacific Region countries.