Air Products, a world leader in liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology and equipment, has won a contract to supply heat exchanger and liquefaction process equipment to the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility to be located in the Indian Ocean offshore Mozambique, Africa.
Awarded by TP JGC Coral France, a consortium comprising TechnipFMC, JGC Corporation and Samsung Heavy Industries, Air Products will provide its proprietary cryogenic coil wound heat exchanger technology and its dual mixed refrigerant process to the 3.4 million-tonnes-per-annum plant. The FLNG plant will be moored and operate on the surface above 6,500 feet of water in the Indian Ocean, in a natural gas field known as Area 4 of the Coral Field.
Dr. Samir J. Serhan, Executive Vice-President at Air Products, said, “The Coral South LNG Project is Air Products’ first time providing our proprietary LNG technology in Mozambique, and it will also be the first deep-water FLNG project for Africa. We believe our involvement with other FLNG efforts in different parts of the world gives us unparalleled experience in the floating LNG market.”
Air Products has manufactured LNG heat exchangers for more than 45 years. Typically, an LNG heat exchanger can be as large as over 15 feet in diameter and 180 feet long, or about two-thirds of the size of a football field. A finished unit can weigh as much as 500 tonnes.