Air Products aids LNG project in Arzew


Air Products’ leading proprietary technology will be vital to Algeria’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Arzew.

The company has announced that it has signed an agreement with Saipem to provide its proprietary process technology and main cryogenic heat exchanger for Sonatrach’s GNL3Z liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Arzew, Algeria.

Sonatrach will produce 4.7m metric tons per year (mmtpy) of LNG, making the Arzew facility train the largest single LNG producer in Algeria. Air Products’ LNG technology and equipment, which produces the largest majority of the total worldwide LNG, is to be delivered to the western Mediterranean port site by October 2010.

Saipem, in joint venture with Chiyoda of Japan, is the contractor on the project for Sonatrach, the national energy company of Algeria.

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