Two process cooling equipment companies are producing equipment for three-line liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant under construction on the Siberian peninsula of Yamal.
GEA Batignolles Technologies Thermiques (GEA BTT), a subsidiary of GEA Heat Exchangers, landed an order valued at over $55 million for more than 400 air-cooled heat exchangers for the three-line LNG plant. GEA BTT will design the heat exchangers, manufacture them over a period of three years and deliver them to the customer. The new plant will be the first arctic LNG plant in Russia. Commissioning is planned for three phases and is scheduled to take place from 2016 to 2018.
The heat exchangers will be installed in the three LNG lines, each of which will process 5.5 million metric tons of gas annually. The heat exchanges will be required to withstand Siberian temperatures for decades and are designed accordingly. GEA’s experience in the design and construction of heat exchangers for highly critical and climatically exceptional conditions helped to land the contract.
In addition, Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., has signed an agreement to supply cryogenic heat exchanges for project. The company will supply three MCR main cryogenic heat exchangers to be installed at the heart of the propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant liquefaction process. Each of the units will use Air Products’ AP-C3MRTM LNG process technology.