Italian engineering firm Ecospray will supply small liquefaction systems under a new deal it signed with US firm OneLng.
Ecospray’s president Maurizio Archetti and Kees Onstein, chairman and co-founder of OneLng, recently signed the deal, according to a statement by Ecospray.
Under the agreement, OneLng and Ecospray intend to target the US stranded wells market and shale oil flare gas recovery using the latter’s micro-liquefaction technology.
The technology offers owners and operators of the shale oil wells the chance to avoid gas flaring, reducing the environmental impact and turning an operating cost into a source of revenue, the Italian firm claims.
Moreover, Ecospray’s scope of supply includes an initial demo plant to be delivered by the end of 2023, followed by the delivery of six 2-million standard cubic feet per day liquefaction plants to be delivered starting from the first quarter of 2024, it said.
Houston-based OneLng specializes in the design, construction and operation of micro-LNG plants ranging from 0.5 to 10 MMSCFD, and related applications.
On the other hand, Ecospray, which is owned by cruise giant Carnival Corporation, now expands its offering of services for natural gas liquefaction to the US market.
The firm has been lately providing its technology for small bio-LNG plants in Germany.
In September last year, the firm won a new contract from Germany’s Ruhe Group to build more bio-LNG production plants in the country.
Prior to that, Agrarvereinigung eG Darchau, Ruhe Biogas, and Ecospray launched what they say is the first compact bio-LNG plant in Germany.