The Linde Group has received an order for a mid-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant from Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd., a production subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil and gas company PETRONAS.
The new boil-off gas re-liquefaction facility has a maximum design capacity of 1,840 tons of LNG per day and will be located in the Bintulu LNG complex in Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Linde’s Engineering Division will perform detailed engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the plant.
Professor Dr Aldo Belloni, member of the Executive Board of Linde AG, said, “This is the latest in a series of mid-scale LNG projects for Linde with particularly demanding technical features. We came off as winners in a highly competitive bidding process, reaffirming our design and engineering expertise and cost competitiveness in the growing natural gas liquefaction market.”
Linde’s proprietary LNG process and core cryogenic heat exchanger has been customised to re-liquefy boil-off gases from LNG storage and ship-loading and to accommodate large variations in nitrogen content, flow rate and temperature. Linde’s customised process will also enable Malaysia LNG to minimise flaring.
The new plant is expected to go on stream end of 2014.
After the successful completion of a feasibility study conducted by the Hamburg Port Authority and The Linde Group, the Bomin Linde LNG GmbH & Co. KG joint venture is to construct its first LNG terminal in the Western Europe port.
The Linde Group has been commissioned by Norwegian-based Skangass AS to build a mid-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at the west coast of Sweden, in Lysekil, 100km north of Gothenburg.
New LNG giants are set to emerge in the coming years with Australia, for example, competing against traditional LNG exporters such as Qatar, according to new research by GBI Research.
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