05 April 2005 11:35 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Air Products has been appointed to supply 300 tonne/day of nitrogen to the National Grid Transco LNG terminal on the Isle of Grain in Kent, South East England, which will come on stream in the spring with the capacity to import 3.3m tonne/year LNG, CNI learned Tuesday.
The Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania-based producer of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases did not disclose the terms of the contract.
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The first phase of Air Products’ contract is to be delivered within a year and involves the installation of a liquid nitrogen storage and delivery system. This will be followed by the construction of the 300 tonne/day nitrogen generation plant, which is due to begin production in the third quarter of 2005. The plant will be owned and operated by Air Products.
National Grid Transco announced last week that it is investing £355m ($670m/Euro517m) to triple the capacity of the terminal to 9.8m tonne/year, around 12% of the
Netherlands-headquartered Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) has been awarded the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, worth between $470m and $500m for the capacity expansion.
The LNG terminal is owned and operated by Transco subsidiary Grain LNG.
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