Air Products to supply heat exchangers for Nigerian LNG train
US gas technology provider Air Products announced on August 3 it had been selected to supply the main cryogenic heat exchangers for the seventh train of the Nigeria LNG (NLNG) complex, scheduled for launch in 2024.
Air Products was hired by contractors Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo, and will also provide process technology for the project. The company supplied heat exchangers and process technology for the existing six trains at NLNG, situated on Bonny Island. It will supply the latest exchangers from its Port Manatee facility in Florida, which was recently expanded.
The international consortium behind NLNG sanctioned the development of a seventh train in December 2019, and broke ground on the $10bn facility in June this year. Together with general de-bottlenecking work, the project is set to boost Nigeria's liquefaction capacity from 22.5 to 30.0mn metric tons/year. The NLNG consortium includes NNPC (49%), Shell (25.6%), and Total (15%) and Eni (10.4%).