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Chinese offshore company in North American LNG agreement

05th March 2013

Shanghai-based Wison Offshore & Marine looks for LNG export opportunities in North America using jointly developed liquefaction facilities

Wison is looking for additional LNG export opportunities in North America
Wison is looking for additional LNG export opportunities in North America

China’s Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., a subsidiary of the Wison Group, has announced an agreement with EDF Trading and Exmar NV in an attempt to capitalise on LNG export opportunities in North America.

The agreement will see Wison work with Belgium’s Exmar and global engineering and construction company, Black & Veatch, in the construction of offshore, barge-mounted natural gas liquefaction facilities.

Under the agreement, Wison would be responsible for the turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services for the mobile, self-contained units that would be capable of tying in to existing pipeline, tank and jetty infrastructure to enable LNG export.

These plants will utilise topside liquefaction equipment and packages designed by Black & Veatch using its PRICO single mixed refrigerant technology.

The agreement marks the second such collaboration between Wison, Exmar and Black & Veatch following the award for a similar facility announced in June 2012, which is presently under construction at Wison’s fabrication facility in Nantong, China.

L. Dwayne Breaux, Executive Vice President for Wison Offshore & Marine, Ltd., said: “The ability to be involved with EDFT, a leading player in the global gas market, in developing LNG export scenarios for the North American market and expand our existing relationship with Exmar is a tremendous opportunity for Wison.

“Wison, Exmar and Black & Veatch are in the process of proving that we can supply a reliable, cost-efficient solution to the industry and this opportunity will only further establish this group as the leading suppliers of offshore liquefaction facilities.”