Air Products has signed an agreement with Chevron Australia Pty Ltd to supply its proprietary liquefied natural gas (LNG) process technology and equipment for three process trains at the Gorgon Project, located offshore Western Australia.

The trains will be producing up to 15m tons of LNG per annum, and LNG production is scheduled to begin in 2014.

“Our LNG technology time and time again has provided the performance and reliability expected by our customers,” commented Jim Solomon director–LNG at Air Products.

“Air Products’ LNG capabilities and leadership is a great source of pride, and we are especially pleased to have this opportunity to work on this groundbreaking project at a time when natural gas usage is increasing in importance on a global basis as a source of clean energy.”

Under the agreement, Air Products will provide three separate units of its proprietary propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant process using the SplitMR® machinery configuration. The LNG units will operate offshore Western Australia on Barrow Island.

Air Products’ involvement in LNG projects in Australia dates back to the late 1980s and early 90s when it delivered process technology and MCR® cryogenic heat exchangers for the first three trains at the North West Shelf Venture LNG Project.