Philippines-based Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific (AG&P) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions to develop small-scale LNG distribution infrastructure across Southeast Asia.
AG&P produces a range of modular LNG-infrastructure products. Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions is the engineering and construction arm of cryogenic technology specialist Air Liquide.
The two companies will work together to design and deliver integrated, cost-optimised LNG infrastructure that can quickly be delivered to market. They will develop standardised downstream LNG modules, some as skids, to optimise costs and reduce delivery times.
They plan to focus on “liquefaction, transportation and downstream infrastructure to deliver LNG to end-users seeking LNG for power, shipping, ground transport and other industrial applications”.
They will also develop new boil-off gas-management systems, seeking to eliminate the need to invest in BOG compressors and ensuring that no gas is vented or flared, to improve projects’ environmental performance.
AG&P chairman Jose Leviste said: “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 experience in design, engineering and construction to bring the most competitive solutions to customers across Asia.”
The company estimates that Asia needs US$70-80 billion worth of investment in gas infrastructure over the next decade.