Black & Veatch, in partnership with Chemtex, has won a contract to deliver a 400,000 metric tonnes per annum (tpa) liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facility in Erdos, Inner Mongolia (690 kms west of Beijing). The LNG will be used primarily by trucks and other vehicles as an alternative fuel to diesel and petrol.
The facility is the third and largest LNG plant that the team will deliver for Erdos Huaqing Energy Co. Ltd.
“We have worked with the Black & Veatch and Chemtex team since 2005 to deliver two 200,000 tpa LNG plants in Erdos, Inner Mongolia and Dazhou, Sichuan,” said Mr. Wu, Lexian, Chairman, Erdos Huaqing Energy Co., Ltd.
Local governments throughout China are at the forefront of leading a switch to natural gas fueled taxis, buses, police cars, trash trucks and other fleet vehicles. Estimates show that natural gas vehicles reached nearly 1.5 million in China last year.
“We have seen the LNG industry develop rapidly in China in recent years, and its use for transportation is gaining momentum at a rate ahead of other markets we work in. This is mainly driven by local municipals and in Beijing, for example, there are plans for more than 3,000 LNG fueled public buses by the end of year,” said Edward Zhou, Business Development Director of Black & Veatch’s oil and gas business in China. “Natural gas and LNG, in particular, also play an increasingly important role in improving the lives of rural China residents where energy distribution utilities are in the early stages of development.”
The facility in Erdos will be complete in two phases in December 2014 and May 2015.
(Source: Black & Vetch)
Black & Veatch and Chemtex help change Chinese fleet vehicles to natural gas fuel