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GTT and AG&P sign agreement to cooperate on small scale LNG

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Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has released a statement claiming that it has signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Co. (AG&P). The agreement, which was signed at the LNG 18 conference in Perth, Australia, will certify AG&P as a licensed outfitter (installer subcontractor) to utilise GTT’s technology.

By using GTT’s technology, AG&P will be able to standardise membrane storage systems installation, thus reducing costs and increasing efficiencies. The agreement follows AG&P’s completion of GTT’s qualification programme, which included employee training and proof that AG&P is capable of constructing the membrane containment systems to the necessary standards.

Both parties will cooperate on the construction and development of the small scale LNG chain. This will enable delivery to remote areas of the world, including southeast Asia, where LNG is increasing in popularity as fuel for power generation. With GTT as its partner, AG&P will be able to offer solutions for both onshore and offshore LNG storage, as well as the transportation of LNG through small LNG carriers or barges.

The Chairman of AG&P, Jose P. Leviste Jr, said: “This licensing agreement will enable AG&P to push LNG distribution into markets where there is currently a huge need for cleaner, more efficient and lower cost energy sources.

“The real benefit of these smaller packaged modular LNG solutions is that millions of people in countries around the world from Indonesia to the Caribbean to my homeland in the Philippines and beyond will for the first time have access to higher quality, sustainable and affordable LNG-driven power.”

The CEO of GTT, Philippe Berterottière, added: “We are delighted to count AG&P among our licensed companies. This new cooperation is fully integrated into our commitment to offer increasingly tailored solutions to develop the LNG chain throughout the world and so to make this energy more accessible.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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