Atlantic LNG awards design contract for fourth train

Equity holders of Atlantic LNG Co. of Trinidad and Tobago have awarded a contract to Bechtel Overseas Inc. to perform front-end engineering and design work for a proposed fourth process train at its liquefied natural gas plant in Point Fertin, Trinidad and Tobago.


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Apr. 27 -- Equity holders of Atlantic LNG Co. of Trinidad and Tobago have awarded a contract to Bechtel Overseas Inc. to perform front-end engineering and design work for a proposed fourth process train at its liquefied natural gas plant in Point Fertin, Trinidad and Tobago.

The amount of the contract was not disclosed.

The proposed train would have nominal design production capacity of 4.8 million tonnes/year.

Atlantic LNG said the study will incorporate the latest design from Bechtel-Phillips, yielding 50% greater capacity and increased efficiencies over the other Atlantic LNG trains.

The study should be complete in 8 months.

Atlantic LNG�s first liquefaction train came on stream in 1999, and it is building a two-train expansion that will triple LNG export capacity to 9.6 million tonnes/year when the trains come on stream in 2002 and 2003 respectively (OGJ Online, Feb. 14, 2001).

Atlantic LNG Co. operates the facility, in which BG Group affiliate BG International, BP PLC, and Spain�s Repsol-YPF SA are the three major shareholders.

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