Air Products scores contract for Qatar’s NFS LNG project

US LNG equipment specialist Air Products has won a contract to provide equipment for QatarEnergy’s North Field South (NFS) LNG project.

Air Products has been selected to provide its proprietary AP-X LNG process technology and equipment to QatarEnergy’s unit Qatargas for the NFS project in Ras Laffan, it said in a statement.

The firm did not provide the price tag of the deal.

Prior to this deal, Air Products secured contracts for the North Field East LNG project in Ras Laffan, Qatar, the first expansion phase.

This first phase of the expansion project will increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 to 110 Mtpa, while the second phase will further boost capacity to total 126 Mtpa.

State-owned LNG giant QatarEnergy recently awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract worth about $10 billion for the NFS project to a joint venture of Technip Energies and Consolidated Contractors Company.

Two LNG trains

Air Products said the NFS contract scope includes two new LNG process trains, adding to the four trains currently being fabricated for the NFE LNG project, each with an additional production capacity of eight million tonnes per annum.

These mega LNG trains leverage AP-X liquefaction technology, which enables “significantly higher” LNG production, it said.

The equipment includes main cryogenic heat exchangers (MCHEs), subcooling heat exchangers (SCHEs), Rotoflow turbomachinery companders, and also nitrogen economizer cold boxes.

All engineering and design will be done in Air Products’ global corporate headquarters office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the MCHE and SCHE manufacture will be executed at the company’s LNG equipment manufacturing facility located on the west coast of Florida.

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