Honeywell’s natural gas technology and process automation has been selected by Texas LNG to remove contaminants from natural gas in preparation for liquefaction and export to customers around the globe.

The two-phase project, located on the north shore of the Port of Brownsville’s deep-water ship channel, will produce four million tons of LNG beginning in 2020.

Texas LNG will use Honeywell’s UOP Amine Guard™ FS process to reduce acid gas to very low levels and its proprietary adsorbents to remove water, mercury and sulfur from the natural gas, which is necessary for LNG transport.

The Amine Guard FS process reduces carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and other sulfur components from natural gas to very low levels, and the process can be customised depending on application and feed gas quality.

“Honeywell is poised to support the growing global demand for LNG,” said John Gugel, Vice-President and General Manager of Honeywell UOP’s Gas Processing and Hydrogen business. “Honeywell’s integrated solution of advanced gas processing technology, combined with state-of-the-art automation and control systems, offers a streamlined approach to project execution that helps minimise project time, cost and risk. This approach will be critical in helping the project meet operational and business readiness goals at start-up.”

More than 40% of treated LNG in the world is processed using Amine Guard FS technology. Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a leader in advanced automation and controls, will serve as the integrated main automation contractor (I-MAC).