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Black & Veatch technology, expertise key to Chinese LNG win

Black & Veatch and Chemtex have won the Shanxi Qixian Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) 1 million NM3/day (Normal Cubic Meter per day) project through public bidding.

Proven cost and schedule advantages were critical for the developer, Shanxi Natural Gas Company, and the Black & Veatch-Chemtex team was also able to draw on experience from more than 22 LNG plants completed in China.

“The Shanxi plant win allows Black & Veatch to continue contributing to this critical clean fuel sector in China,” said Rochman Goswami, Managing Director, Oil & Gas, Asia.

“The Black & Veatch-Chemtex team has an unrivalled track record and we were able to customize our solution and deliver it to Shanxi Natural Gas Company within a shorter timeline and with a reduced cost."
Rochman Goswami, Managing Director, Oil & Gas, Asia

“This is a compelling competitive advantage given the need for more LNG facilities throughout China. We will continue to enable developers to maximize their investments at a faster rate,” continued Goswami.

The Shanxi plant will be based on Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® technology. The Black & Veatch-Chemtex team will provide the technology package, Basic Engineering Design Package (BEDP), critical equipment supply and related services.

“Coal and natural gas are the backbone of Shanxi’s economy. This project further unlocks the potential already within the province and helps deliver multiple benefits to its residents. As clean fuel alternatives continue to gain momentum, the expertise and technology that both Black & Veatch and Chemtex bring to the table helps China’s energy portfolio while supporting growth,” said Sean Ma, Chemtex China’s Chief Executive Officer. 

Expected to be completed in 2017, this plant will help to satisfy China’s growing appetite for natural gas.

Editor’s Notes:

  • Black & Veatch has been an industry pioneer in LNG for more than 50 years. The company has supported the production of over 160 million tons of LNG.
  • PRICO® technology uses a Black & Veatch-patented, single-mixed refrigerant loop for natural gas liquefaction. The process boasts several key advantages, including:
    • Simplified operation
    • Reduced equipment count
    • Low capital cost
    • Reduced operating cost
    • Rapid startup
  • The PRICO® process is used in LNG production facilities worldwide because of its flexibility for LNG capacity and in feed gas composition.

About Chemtex
Chemtex is a global technology and engineering solution provider belonging to the M&G Chemicals Group of companies, which is also part of the Mossi Ghisolfi Group. Chemtex specializes in delivering value-added projects for its clients in the PET/polyester, LNG energy & environmental, fibers and petrochemical industries throughout the world.  The company today has operations in Wilmington, NC in the USA, Beijing and Shanghai in the People's Republic of China and Bangalore in India.

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