Far-out? Chinese company bets on offshore ‘PLNG’

A Chinese company is planning a ‘platform LNG’ concept for the Gulf of Mexico. But given all the proposed liquefaction capacity, is now the time for new ideas? A Chinese company is planning a ‘platform LNG’ concept for the Gulf of Mexico. But given all the proposed liquefaction capacity, is now the time for new ideas?
By The Wildcat 31 October 2017 0 28177
anadarko independence hub A rig in the Gulf of Mexico. (Anadarko)

The Gulf of Mexico could soon be host to the world’s biggest offshore fridge. China-based rig manufacturer Honghua Group is finalising a design for a platform-based LNG (PLNG) liquefaction and storage facility in the Mississippi Delta.  

The facility will produce up to 4.2 mtpa of LNG and store 300,000 cubic metres of the fuel, according to Scottish services giant Wood Group, which won the FEED contract for the project earlier this month. 

The volumes involved are normal for a liquefaction plant – the production capacity...

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