(The Philippine Star) | Updated March 9, 2017 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Co. (AG&P), a Philippine-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) solutions provider, has teamed up with German Air Liquide Group to develop small-scale LNG infrastructure for distribution across Asia.
AG&P signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions to put up an integrated and cost-optimized solutions for LNG distribution with a focus on liquefaction, transportation and downstream infrastructure to deliver to end-users seeking LNG for power, shipping, ground transport and other industrial applications.
Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions is the engineering and construction arm of the Air Liquide Group.
“This milestone agreement with Air Liquide will enable the integration of downstream LNG infrastructure, including small scale regasification terminals, distribution hubs, truck loading stations and boil-off gas handling systems into AG&P’s LNG supply network for rapid delivery of tolled gas to last-mile customers,” AG&P chairman Jose Leviste said in a statement.
Under the MOU, AG&P and Air Liquide will begin developing standardized downstream LNG modules that optimize costs and shorten delivery time.
In particular, AG&P will integrate the technologies offered by Air Liquide to deliver end-users faster and more cost-competitive solutions that maximize a project’s value.
“Our aim is to streamline Air Liquide’s know-how in gas processing technology and patents with AG&P’s experience in design, engineering and construction to bring the most competitive solutions to customers across Asia. We offer unique products for both onshore and offshore applications,” Leviste said.
The MOU also covers innovative boil-off gas (BOG) management systems eliminating the need for investment in BOG compressors, while ensuring that no gas is vented or flared, bringing environmental and economic benewfits to the customer.
“Through this agreement, we will be able to meet the dynamic requirements of customers in the vast region of Asia where small quantities of LNG need to be delivered efficiently to end-users scattered across vast distances,” Air Liquide Engineering and Construction vice president and chairman Domenico D’Élia said.