The North American industrial gas company with a global reach, Air Products, has added yet another string to its bow with a new LNG supply contract. Air Products Director for the region has described it as, “a very important project for Indonesia’s LNG industry.”

Just yesterday, Air Products publicised the agreement with JGC Corporation to supply its proprietary propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant process and MCR® main heat exchanger for a 2 million ton per year LNG project in Luwuk, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Bill Merlini, Director of LNG Indonesia at Air Products, said on the deal, “We have a long history of working on LNG projects in Indonesia and are pleased to continue to build on our experience and position in the region. Our technology continues to be the leader when it comes to the development of LNG projects around the world.”

He added, ““This is a very important project for Indonesia’s LNG industry and is a key to its continued substantial LNG supply to Japan and East Asia.”

The Donggi-Senoro LNG project, a joint venture between Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas company, Pertamina, along with Mitsubishi Corporation, Korea Gas Corporation and PT Medco Energi International, is targeted for a 2014 start-up.

‘Big’ on LNG
Air Products has designed, manufactured and exported over 80 LNG heat exchangers for projects in 15 countries from its Wilkes-Barre, Pa., United States facility over the last four decades.

In support of the LNG industry, Air Products provides process technology and key equipment for the heart of the natural gas liquefaction process, and also nitrogen plants for the base-load LNG facility, as well as process technology and equipment for small and mid-sized LNG plants, floating LNG plants and LNG peak shavers.

Upstream, Air Products provides both nitrogen and natural gas dehydration membrane systems for offshore platforms. Downstream, Air Products provides dry inert gas generators for LNG carriers, shipboard membrane nitrogen systems, and land-based membrane and cryogenic nitrogen systems for LNG import terminals.