Black & Veatch, in partnership with Chemtex, continues to support the fast paced development of China’s transport liquefied natural gas (TLNG) market. The partnership won a contract to deliver a 400,000 metric tonnes per annum (tpa) liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facility in Erdos, Inner Mongolia. The LNG will be used primarily by trucks and other vehicles as an alternative fuel to diesel and petrol.
The facility is the third and largest LNG plant that the team will deliver for Erdos Huaqing Energy Co. Ltd.
“We have worked with the Black & Veatch and Chemtex team since 2005 to deliver two 200,000 tpa LNG plants in Erdos, Inner Mongolia and Dazhou, Sichuan,” said Mr. Wu, Lexian, Chairman, Erdos Huaqing Energy Co., Ltd. “These facilities are benchmarks of the LNG industry. Both plants continue to work stably and are functioning well. When it came to selecting the right partner for our 400,000 tpa LNG plant in Erdos, we chose the Black & Veatch and Chemtex team because we believe this is choosing success.”
Local governments throughout China are at the forefront of leading a switch to natural gas fueled taxis, buses, police cars, trash trucks and other fleet vehicles. Estimates show that natural gas vehicles reached nearly 1.5 million in China last year.
As with the other facilities, the Erdos LNG plant will feature Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® LNG technology. Chemtex provides engineering, procurement and construction services.
“We have seen the LNG industry develop rapidly in China in recent years, and its use for transportation is gaining momentum at a rate ahead of other markets we work in. This is mainly driven by local municipals and in Beijing, for example, there are plans for more than 3,000 LNG fueled public buses by the end of year,” said Edward Zhou, Business Development Director of Black & Veatch’s oil and gas business in China. “Natural gas and LNG, in particular, also play an increasingly important role in improving the lives of rural China residents where energy distribution utilities are in the early stages of development.”
“We are proud of our relationship with Erdos Huaxing Energy Co. Ltd. and the trust they have demonstrated by awarding their LNG expansion project to our team. The Chemtex / Black & Veatch team continues to achieve excellence in providing LNG project solutions in China,” said Sean Ma, CEO of Chemtex, China. “We will continue to support national and community goals to provide clean natural gas based fuel across China”.
The facility in Erdos will be complete in two phases in December 2014 and May 2015.
LNG World News Staff, October 23, 2013; Image: Black & Veatch