PetroChina starts building China's largest self-designed LNG plant

03 May 2012 11:08  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s top gas supplier PetroChina has started building its self-designed liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant at Tai’an in Shandong province, a company source said on Thursday.

Construction of the 600,000 tonne/year plant started on 25 April, with the start-up slated in 2013, the source said.

The plant is expected to consume imported piped gas through PetroChina’s second West-East Gas Pipeline, and its LNG output will be supplied to Tai’an and surrounding markets, the source added.

The project is designed by China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering, a PetroChina subsidiary, the source said.

Other projects designed by China Huanqiu include the Ansai project capable of processing 2m cubic metres (cbm)/day of natural gas in Shaanxi province, and the Huanggang project capable of processing 5m cbm/day of feedstock gas in Hubei province, the company source said.

“PetroChina is considering applying domestically produced design and facilities to future projects if these projects succeed,” the source added.

Most operational large LNG plants in China are using technology and equipment designed and manufactured by foreign companies.


By: Jane Han



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