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Black & Veatch to design LNG facility in China

LNG Industry,

Langzhong Shuangrui (Meifeng) has selected the Black & Veatch-Chemtex consortium to design and build a new LNG facility in Langzhong, China.

The facility will produce 35 million ft3/d of LNG, and is based on Black & Veatch’s PRICO® technology. LNG from the plant will be used to provide fuel for vehicles and encourage economic growth in the region.

LNG industry in China

"For just over five years, working closely with Chemtex, we have helped developers in China commercialize natural gas resources, many in difficult to access or remote locations. The LNG industry in China continues to gain significant momentum as a result of the need for cleaner, combustible fuel alternative increases," commented Edward Zhou, Business Development Director of Black & Veatch's oil and gas business in China.

China is quickly becoming an important player in the global trade for LNG. In an effort to reduce pollution, the Chinese government is trying to reduce its reliance on coal and turning to natural gas as a reliable alternative to generate electricity. China is the third largest importer of LNG and currently consumes 6% of the global LNG trade. In 2012, China imported 706 billion ft3 of LNG, an increase of 20% from 581 billion ft3 in 2011.

Alternative fuel

"As China continues to focus on LNG as an alternative clean fuel source, we look forward to working with Black & Veatch to bring us one step closer to meeting the government's goal to provide clean natural gas based fuel across China," added Sean Ma, CEO at Chemtex China.

The project is expected to be completed in 2016. Black & Veatch will also provide commissioning, start-up and other engineering services for the LNG project. Chemtex, as the prime contractor, will provide lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction services.

PRICO technology

PRICO® technology is an innovative process developed by Black & Veatch to liquefy natural gas, making it available for transport via truck or ocean tanker.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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