Total starts 2nd Yemen LNG train, capacity hits 6.7m tonne/yr

02 April 2010 18:10  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--Total’s Yemen LNG joint venture has started production at a second train, raising overall project capacity from two trains to 6.7m tonnes/year over 25 years, the French energy and petrochemicals major said on Friday.

The first train was commissioned in October last year and already delivered 18 cargoes to customers in the US, Mexico, Spain, China and South Korea, Total said.

The overall investment at Yemen LNG was $4.5bn (€3.3bn), the largest investment ever made in Yemen, Total said.

US industrial gases major Air Products supplied the project’s main cryogenic heat exchangers, according to previous reports.

The project is a joint venture between Total, Hunt Oil , SK Energy, Korea Gas, Hyundai, as well as state firm Yemen Gas and Yemen's social security and pension authority.

($1 = €0.74)

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