Air Products (APD) has signed an agreement to supply its proprietary liquefied natural gas (LNG) process technology and equipment to Technip Energies for the Xi’An LNG Emergency Reserve & Peak Regulation Project with Shaanxi LNG Reserves & Logistics Company Ltd, in ShaanXi Province, China. Air Products’ technology will be vital for the liquefaction train producing 800,000 tons per year of LNG when the plant becomes operational.
Under the agreement, Air Products will supply AP-SMR™ LNG Process technology, with proven performance for mid-scale LNG production, as well as the engineering, design, and manufacturing of the coil wound main cryogenic heat exchanger for the liquefaction section of the plant. Air Products will also provide technical advisory services for the installation and commissioning, and performance testing when operational.
This will be the largest liquefaction unit worldwide to date using a single electric motor-driven mixed refrigerant compressor, which will enable low-carbon LNG production to help meet the growing demand for clean energy. The LNG produced will be distributed to the Chinese market for use in residential and industrial applications.
The Xi’An LNG Emergency Reserve & Peak Regulation Project is Air Products’ fourth mid-sized liquefaction train placement in China, with the most recent being for the Yangling LNG project, which also uses Air Products’ AP-SMR LNG Process technology and coil wound heat exchanger.