World’s largest LNG compressors designed, tested for Qatargas II

Growing global demand for LNG has spurred an increase in LNG liquefaction capacity. An example is Qatargas II, a joint venture initiated by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil for a two-train expansion (Trains 4 and 5). Ownership of Qatargas II has recently expanded to include Total (for Train 5). The project will employ the world’s largest LNG refrigeration strings, while also reducing plant emissions and making efficient use of energy sources.The project has applied APCI’s AP-X process for two large LNG trains (7.8 million tonnes/year; tpy) under construction in Qatar at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC). About 280 Mw of refrigeration compression will be required to achieve this ...

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