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Black & Veatch-Chemtex partnership to develop new China LNG plant

26th March 2014

Growth in partnership between US firm Black & Veatch and Chinese firm Chemtex attributed to the success of innovative LNG technology

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Growth in partnership between US firm Black & Veatch and Chinese firm Chemtex attributed to the success of innovative LNG technology

A new liquefied natural gas facility in Langzhong, China is to be designed and built by Black & Veatch-Chemtex follow the global success of Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® technology

The plant will have the capacity to produce 35 MMscfd (Million standard cubic feet per day) of LNG.

“For just over five years, working closely with Chemtex, we have helped developers in China commercialize natural gas resources, many in difficult to access or remote locations,” said Edward Zhou, business development director of Black & Veatch’s oil and gas business in China.

Black & Veatch natural gas liquefaction technology uses a single-loop refrigeration process that simplifies LNG production, is highly adaptable and low cost.

“As China continues to focus on LNG as an alternative clean fuel source, we look forward to working with Black & Veatch to bring us one step closer to meeting the Government’s goal to provide clean natural gas based fuel across China,” said Sean Ma, Chemtex China’s chief executive officer.

Black & Veatch will also be providing the plant with commissioning, start-up and other engineering services.

“The LNG industry in China continues to gain significant momentum as a result of the need for cleaner, combustible fuel alternative increases,” said Zhou.

The project is due for completion in 2016.

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