New Fortress Energy Inc. has let a contract to Honeywell UOP LLC to provide a suite of natural gas processing technologies for the operator’s Fast LNG projects currently under development in North America (OGJ Online, Nov. 4, 2022).
As part of the early February contract, Honeywell UOP will license a series of its proprietary technologies aimed at removing various contaminants from natural gas before its subsequent liquefaction at the Fast LNG (FLNG) projects, each of which will include a nominal 1.4-million tonne/year (tpy) LNG gas treating and liquefaction plant, the service provider said.
Alongside enabling critical removal of impurities from natural gas, implementation of the ready-now technology will allow the FLNG plants to increase throughput volumes all while reducing utility consumption, said Bryan Glover, president of Honeywell UOP.
While UOP did not respond to OGJ inquiries regarding the locations at which the technologies will be implemented, New Fortress Energy is currently developing five FLNG units in the US and Mexico, the first of which is under modular construction for installation offshore Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico, following its targeted mechanical completion in March 2023, according to information available on the operator’s website.
According to its most recent presentation to investors, New Fortress Energy plans to complete an additional four FLNG units—consisting of modular liquefaction and processing equipment designed to be placed on fixed platforms, jack-up rigs, or semi-submersible rigs that can be installed offshore in shallow or deep water—by mid-2024, including two for installation offshore Louisiana; one 70 km off the coast of Veracruz, southeastern Mexico, including 1.1-tcf Lakach deepwater natural gas field; and another offshore Altamira (OGJ Online, Nov. 23, 2022; April 28, 2022).