Air Products has signed an agreement for the Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project in Hackberry, Louisiana, increasing its already active and integral role in the growing US LNG export market.

The deal is the company’s third in the US LNG market, and will see Air Products provide its proprietary LNG technology, equipment, and related process license for three production trains for the project.

The Department of Energy has approved the Cameron LNG facility for LNG export up to 12 million tons per year (tpy).

Air Products’ order for the projects includes three main cryogenic coil wound heat exchangers and the associated equipment and technology. The company will supply its LNG proprietary C3MRTM liquefaction technology and equipment, and its MCR® Main Cryogenic Heat Exchangers will be installed at the heart of the proprietary propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant liquefaction process.

“The export market for LNG in the US is new and developing, and we have been successful in winning the business for several of the most recently announced projects,” commented Jim Solomon, Director – LNG at Air Products.

“We are pleased to support Cameron LNG at the Louisiana location, and after decades of our technology operating at many locations around the world, we look forward to seeing our technology operating here in the US.”

Cameron LNG is jointly owned by Sempra, GDF SUEZ, Mitsui, and Japan LNG Investment, LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabashiki Kaisha (NYK)).

Global footprint

In addition to Cameron LNG in Louisiana, Air Products is also providing its LNG technology and equipment for Freeport LNG’s liquefaction and export project in Freeport, Texas, and Dominion’s liquefaction project at its Cove Point LNG facility in Lusby, Maryland.

“There is an element of pride involved in playing a significant role in what will be one of the first LNG export terminals in the US,” Solomon added. “At the same time, we look forward to continued market involvement in the US as other projects proceed to development.”

A majority of the total worldwide LNG is produced with Air Products’ technology, having designed, manufactured, and exported more than 100 coil wound heat exchangers for LNG projects around the globe over the last four decades.

Demand for its LNG technology is such that January 2014 saw Air Products dedicate a second US LNG manufacturing facility in Port Manatee, Florida. The new facility, when combined with its existing facility in Pennsylvania, doubles the company’s manufacturing capacity for its world-leading technology to both meet increasing customer demand and specifically for the manufacture of larger LNG heat exchangers.