Black & Veatch and Chemtex will design and build two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Shaanxi Province, PR China. The new facilities feature Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® process and will be used to provide natural gas for peak shaving and vehicle fuel in the region.
The Black & Veatch-Chemtex team has won five LNG projects in China since the beginning of 2011, and 13 since 2006.
“The PRICO process has become very successful in China because of its simplified operations, lower capital and operating costs and its flexibility in feed gas composition,” said Brian Price, Vice President and LNG Technology Manager for Black & Veatch’s energy business. “The Black & Veatch-Chemtex team has won more than half of all new LNG projects in China since 2006, all of which use the PRICO process.”
The two facilities, located in Jingbian City and Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, will be used to liquefy natural gas for vehicle fuel in the region, off-setting the use of diesel and gasoline. The use of LNG for vehicle fuel provides both environmental and economic benefits. One liter of LNG is comparable to 0.6 liters of diesel in vehicle fuel use.
“Our sustained growth in China is fueled by the success of earlier projects that continue to exceed our client’s expectations,” said Hoe Wai Cheong, Managing Director for Asia and Middle East, India, Europe and Africa regions in Black & Veatch’s global energy business. “China’s natural gas pipeline infrastructure is developing, and the country’s size presents challenges in supplying much-needed clean fuel to local residents and businesses. Black & Veatch-Chemtex LNG facilities enable our clients to quickly move LNG to market.”
Source: Black & Veatch, June 23, 2011;