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Chart awarded BAHX contract by Babcock

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Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc., a subsidiary of Chart Industries, Inc., has been awarded a contract by Babcock to provide brazed aluminum plate fin heat exchangers (BAHX) for its patent-pending ecoSMRT® LNG reliquefaction system that recovers excess boil-off gas on-board LNG vessels.

Boil-off gas recovery is fundamental to increasing cost efficiencies and environmental credentials of today’s LNG ship fleets and ecoSMRT® is a highly versatile solution that can be installed on new vessels as well as retro-fitted onto older ships, and deployed on both large and small carriers as well as bunkering vessels.

BAHX characteristics are fundamental to ecoSMRT®’s key features. The multi-stream capability enables an ecoSMRT® plant to incorporate single mixed refrigerant (SMR) cooling within the BAHX, which removes the need for a separate refrigeration plant. The turndown capability of BAHX enables ecoSMRT® to operate at 30% to 100% reliquefaction capacity to match the boil-off gas system requirements. Engineers at both Babcock and Chart have also worked extensively on the overall design to ensure that the system is as compact and lightweight as possible.

George Arnett, Chart Energy & Chemicals, Inc. VP Global Energy Sales & Marketing said: “Chart prides itself on being at the vanguard of LNG technology and we are delighted with this latest award and the opportunity to team up with Babcock LGE and assist in introducing a highly innovative solution into the marketplace.”

Neale Campbell, Babcock LGE Managing Director, supported: “Babcock’s recent ecoSMRT® contract to Chart highlights our ongoing collaboration within the LNG market. Similarly, Babcock is developing an increasing footprint across the LPG, ethane and ethylene carrier markets through our supplementary technologies.”

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