Air Products Wins Order for Maryland Liquefaction Facility
Air Products' liquified natural gas (LNG) technology is assembled at the company's Wilkes-Barre, Pa. facility.

Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., has received its first-ever major liquefied natural gas (LNG) heat exchanger order for a liquefaction project based in the United States.

Air Products will supply its liquefied natural gas proprietary C3MRTM liquefaction technology and equipment to a joint venture of IHI E&C International Corp., Houston, and Kiewit Corp., Omaha, Neb., for Dominion’s major liquefaction project to be constructed at the site of Dominion’s existing Cove Point liquefied natural gas import facility at Lusby, Md. Air Products’ MCR main cryogenic heat exchanger will be installed as part of the proprietary, propane-precooled, mixed-refrigerant liquefaction process. The Dominion Cove Point liquefaction process will be designed to produce 5.25 million tons per year of liquefied natural gas and is to be operational in 2017.

Air Products has designed, manufactured and exported 100 coil-wound heat exchangers for liquefied natural gas projects for more than 40 years. To address forecasted growth in the liquefied natural gas industry, the company is constructing a new manufacturing facility at Port Manatee, Fla. The facility will serve to double the company’s present capacity at its Wilkes-Barre, Pa., facility.