Air Products Picked for Mozambique LNG Equipment
Air Products has been selected to provide its proprietary LNG technology, equipment and related process licence and advisory services for the Total-operated Mozambique LNG export plant, it said in a statement on March 12.
The Pennsylvania-based firm received a contract for the work from a joint venture between Italy's Saipem, the US' McDermott and Japan's Chiyoda that is serving as Mozambique LNG's lead contractor. It is due to supply two of its proprietary coil wound main cryogenic heat exchangers, which will be manufactured at Air Products' facility in Florida. They will then be shipped to the project site on the Afungi Peninsula in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.
Mozambique LNG is designed to produce 13mn mt/yr of LNG, using gas from the Golfinho and Atum gas fields in the offshore Rovuma basin. The $20bn project is due on stream by 2024.
Total operates Mozambique LNG with a 26.5% stake, while its partners are Japan’s Mitsui E&P (20%), India’s ONGC Videsh (10%) and BPRL Ventures Mozambique (10%), local players state-owned ENH Rovuma (15%) and Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique (10%) and Thailand’s PTTEP (8.5%).