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Black & Veatch completes performance test aboard Tango FLNG

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Black & Veatch, a global leader in the design, construction and delivery of innovative liquefaction solutions for floating applications, announces that its patented PRICO© technology has successfully completed its Guaranteed Performance Test aboard Exmar’s Tango FLNG, the world’s first barge-based floating liquefaction unit.

Under an agreement between oil & gas shipping and infrastructure provider Exmar and Argentinian energy company YPF, the Tango FLNG will spend the next 10 years moored in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, as the first FLNG unit in operation in the Americas. The Tango FLNG will enable Argentina to join the growing list of LNG exporters around the world, while allowing the country to monetise and export its massive reserves of stranded shale gas. The Tango FLNG will produce approximately 0.5 million tpy of LNG.

Exmar, using Black & Veatch’s PRICO© technology, successfully completed its Guaranteed Performance Test on the 5 June.

“Bringing the Tango to full commercial operation builds upon our legacy of delivering reliable, cost-effective LNG solutions, while opening up new opportunities to fast-track the monetisation of natural gas,” said Exmar CEO Nicolas Saverys.

The Tango FLNG facility will become the second floating LNG unit in commercial operation to feature PRICO© technology. Earlier this year, Black & Veatch received full notice to proceed to design, construct and deliver a third FLNG unit.

“Completing the performance testing aboard the Tango reinforces Black & Veatch’s position as a leader in providing reliable solutions for floating liquified natural gas,” said Bob Germinder, Black & Veatch Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Floating Oil & Gas Solutions. “This demonstrates our ability to deliver liquefaction for clients wherever they need it.”

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