Air Products signed an agreement with JGC Corporation to provide its proprietary LNG technology, equipment and process license for Petronas’ second floating LNG project (PFLNG 2) to be located off the coast of Malaysia.
Air Products’ equipment and technology will be vital in the production of 1.5 million tons per year of LNG, targeted for on stream in 2018, for project owner Petroliam Nasional Berhad, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia. Air Products’ LNG technology has been selected for all three off-shore FLNG projects announced and in construction around the world to date.
PFLNG 2, which will be drawing natural gas from the Rotan Field in the South China Sea, offshore Sabah, Malaysia, will use Air Products’ AP-NTM LNG Process and Equipment. Air Products will manufacture this proprietary equipment including coil wound heat exchangers and compressor-expanders at facilities in the United States, and the economizer cold boxes in Tanjung Langsat, Malaysia. The proprietary equipment will be shipped from the Air Products manufacturing facilities for assembly into modules and then installed on the PFLNG 2 vessel.
The AP-NTM LNG process is the most efficient of all nitrogen recycle LNG processes in the industry and is ideally suited for small scale FLNG applications. It is the same technology that was selected for the earlier announced Petronas PFLNG 1 Project, which is currently under construction in South Korea. The use of the AP-NTM LNG Process and Equipment for FLNG builds on the successful implementation of the nitrogen recycle section of Air Products’ AP-X® LNG Process and Equipment, which have been operating reliably for nearly five years in Qatar. The AP-NTM LNG Process and Equipment can be configured in an all-nitrogen recycle process for a single train at a nominal 1.5 million tons per annum, or it can be boosted in capacity with the addition of pre-cooling.