Air Products has announced the signing of an agreement to supply its new AP-X liquefaction process technology to Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (II) for Train 6 at the RasGas II facility located in Qatar.

The LNG process Train 6 at the RasGas facility will be rated for an annual LNG production capacity of approximately 7.8 million tons per year. The RasGas II facility is scheduled to be on-stream in 2008.

The feed gas will come from Qatar’s North Field, which is said to be the largest offshore non-associated natural gas field in the world.

Commenting on the agreement Mark Modjeska, General Manager of Worldwide Equipment at Air Products said, “This novel AP-X liquefaction process provides a combination of proven Air Products process technologies and key liquefaction equipment in a way that provides the industry with low spigot cost, high reliability and flexible operation as new markets are developed. RasGas II is the second company to license the AP-X LNG process and purchase the AP-X LNG equipment. Interest from others in this state-of-the-art LNG process technology continues to grow.\\$quot;