By Rhea Healy2016-06-28T10:26:00+01:00
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer, RasGas Company Limited (RasGas), has successfully completed a decade-long nitrous oxide (NOx) project, in which the company has slashed its emission intensity by 90%.
The Qatar-based business carried out the Low NOx retrofit programme across Trains 1, 2, 3, 4, as well as Al Khaleej Gas 1 and its associated utilities, reducing NOx emissions by almost 90% compared to levels in 2006.
As part of the project, RasGas introduced General Electric’s (GE) Dry Low NOx technology in 2007 to company’s gas-fired turbines built before 2005.
Additionally, and according to a 2014 Philip Townsend Associates Incorporated benchmarking report, the company’s NOx emissions intensity was better than the LNG industry average by 70% - with RasGas also ranking top of the 14 benchmarked LNG businesses.
The programme was implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and is seen as a significant step in easing environmental worries concerning local air pollution.
Hamad Mubarak Al Muhannadi, CEO of the corporation, stated, “As a responsible corporate citizen, we believe that it is our duty to make a positive environmental contribution where we can, and to mitigate any impacts associated with the activities under our control as far as possible. As a Qatari company, this includes ensuring we play a constructive role in protecting the quality of ambient air.”
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