The Energia Costa Azul (ECA) LNG export terminal project in Ensenada, Mexico, will use Air Products’ proprietary LNG heat exchanger technology.
Air Products has signed an agreement with ECA LNG, a joint venture between Sempra LNG, IEnova and Total, to supply its AP-DMR LNG Process liquefaction technology for a single LNG train at Ensenada. Under the terms of the deal, Air Products will also engineer, design and manufacture the heat exchange equipment, which is expected to produce 3 million tpa of LNG. Air Products says that its technology significantly reduces the greenhouse gas emissions from the liquefaction process.
The company will manufacture the coil wound heat exchangers (CWHE) at its facility in Port Manatee in Florida, US, which was expanded by 60% in October 2019 to meet growing demand, and includes a dedicated LNG equipment test facility.
“ECA LNG is a new customer for Air Products’ LNG business, and we are pleased our AP-DMR process technology was selected to assist them in meeting their LNG business goals for the first phase of this strategic west coast North America LNG project. This project will showcase the innovative benefits of our technology, as it will utilise our highly efficient and cost effective dual mixed refrigerant (DMR) process for this unique, compact site location. Our recently expanded manufacturing facility can serve all customer needs in terms of LNG production capacity and reinforces our commitment and presence to serve all the LNG markets worldwide, from baseload mega trains to mid-scale bunkering facilities to small-scale facilities,’ says Dr. Samir J. Serhan, chief operating officer at Air Products.