Philippine-based Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company (AG&P) has partnered with German Air Liquide Group for the development of small-scale infrastructures to distribute liquefied natural gas (LNG) across Asia.
LNG solutions provider AG&P signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions to build an integrated and cost-optimized solutions for LNG distribution.
“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.
The companies will start developing standardized downstream LNG modules that will optimize costs and shorten delivery time.
This will focus on liquefaction, transportation and downstream infrastructure to deliver LNG to end users in power, shipping, ground transport and other industrial applications.
“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 agreement also includes Boil-Off Gas (BOG) management systems that will eliminate the need for investment in BOG compressors and provide environmental and economic benefits 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.