LNG To Be Used in Electric Peak Load Shaving
Cosmodyne announced that its LINEX LNG plant has been chosen for several liquefaction projects by an unnamed major North American utility company. It will contract directly with the utility company and work alongside their engineering, procurement, and construction contractor to execute the project.
The peak shaver that Cosomodyne will provide consists of a LINEX nitrogen expansion liquefaction system utilizing the company’s ACD turboexpander technology and proprietary ethane removal system, which the company said can handle a range of gas compositions. The equipment will be fabricated primarily at Cosmodyne’s Cryoquip facility in California.
“We are especially excited about this project,” Cosmodyne general manager George Pappagelis said in a statement. “Traditionally, utilities prefer a turnkey approach to minimize risk, but lately we are seeing more interest in purchasing equipment directly. All of our air separation plants are sold to gas companies to we have experience with both turn-key and direct sale approaches.”
Cosmodyne said this contract will allow the utility company to make direct line-of-sight to decisions on the technology being provided, further helping to execute the projects.
The LINEX plant uses a closed-loop nitrogen expansion cycle to produce the refrigeration needed to convert natural gas into LNG, as well as a cold box to house all heat exchange and separation equipment. Cosmodyne said the plants are modular and allow an operator to scale up according to market demands by building their capacity in a series of trains.
BP Sanctions Gas Projects in Trinidad and Tobago
First gas from the Cassia C platform, which will help maintain production rates to the Atlantic LNG terminal, is expected in 2021. The Matapal project, which will tie back to the Juniper platform, will come on stream in 2022.
Cheniere Energy Ships First LNG Cargo From Corpus Christi
Cheniere Energy today shipped the first cargo of LNG from its Corpus Christi liquefaction facility, marking the first export of LNG from Texas.
US To Become Third-Largest LNG Exporter in 2019
The US EIA projects LNG export capacity will rise to 8.9 Bcf/D by the end of next year, making the US the third-largest exporting country in the world behind Australia and Qatar.
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