Air Products has today (1st Feb) confirmed that it will provide its LNG technology, equipment and related process license, as well as advisory services, to the Energia Costa Azul (ECA) LNG Export Terminal Project in Ensenada, Mexico.

Sharing details of the agreement today, Air Products said the coil wound heat exchangers (CWHE) for its AP-DMRTM LNG Process technology, will be manufactured at its LNG manufacturing facility in Port Manatee, Florida, and then shipped to the project export terminal site.

It is thought the US industrial gas giant’s equipment will be able to produce approximately three million tonnes per annum at the Ensenada, Mexico, location.

“ECA LNG is a new customer for Air Products’ LNG business, and we are pleased our AP-DMR process technology was selected to assist them in meeting their LNG business goals for the first phase of this strategic west coast North America LNG project,” said Dr. Samir Serhan, Chief Operating Officer at Air Products.

“This project will showcase the innovative benefits of our technology, as it will utilise our highly efficient and cost effective dual mixed refrigerant (DMR) process for this unique, compact site location.”

“Our recently expanded manufacturing facility can serve all customer needs in terms of LNG production capacity and reinforces our commitment and presence to serve all the LNG markets worldwide, from baseload mega trains to mid-scale bunkering facilities to small-scale facilities.”

Under the agreement, Air Products’ DMR process technology, as well as engineering, design and manufacturing of the heat exchanger equipment for the liquefaction section, will be supplied for the single production train. The process uses Air Products’ proprietary CWHE technology. 

ECA LNG is a joint venture between Sempra LNG, IEnova and Total.