Air Products to provide LNG Technology for ECA
10 February 2021
Air Products has signed an agreement to provide its proprietary LNG technology, equipment and related process license and advisory services to the Energia Costa Azul (ECA) LNG Export Terminal Project. Air Products’ LNG manufacturing facility in Port Manatee, Florida will manufacture the coil wound heat exchangers (CWHE) for its AP-DMRTM LNG Process technology, which will then be shipped to the project export terminal site in Ensenada, Mexico. ECA LNG is a joint venture between Sempra LNG, IEnova, and Total.
Air Products’ LNG equipment will be able to produce approximately three million tons per annum at the Ensenada location. Under the agreement, Air Products’ DMR process technology, as well as engineering, design and manufacturing of the heat exchanger equipment for the liquefaction section, will be supplied for the single production train. The process uses Air Products’ proprietary CWHE technology. This DMR process is particularly well suited for not only this land-based baseload LNG facility in Mexico, but also for Arctic locations and for offshore, floating LNG applications. The highly efficient process and CWHE equipment design, combined with fuel-efficient mechanical drivers, significantly reduces the greenhouse gas emissions from the liquefaction process.