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Air Products AP-DMR technology boosts production at Coral South FLNG

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Air Products has implemented its AP-DMR™ technology at the Coral South floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) plant in Mozambique and surpassed its performance tests with an LNG production rate exceeding 3.4 million tonnes per year.

When combined with the use of aeroderivative machinery, Air Products’ AP-DMR technology enables lower carbon intensity than other LNG processes in the floating service.

Coral South FLNG is the first project to leverage Air Products’ AP-DMR LNG process.

The industrial gas giant’s involvement in the project began in 2013 with conceptual work, which resulted in the selection of the AP-DMR LNG process technology and equipment, including the supply of two proprietary coil-wound main cryogenic heat exchangers (CWHEs).

John Palamara, General Manager of LNG at Air Products, described the company’s participation in the project as a significant achievement.

He continued, “Our supplied equipment having successfully completed performance testing is the direct result of the expertise and experience of our team from all areas of the LNG business, working in close collaboration and in support of TP JGC Coral France executing the project and Coral FLNG.”

Air Products’ AP-DMR LNG Process has also been selected for the Energía Costa Azul LNG land-based project in Mexico, which is currently under construction.

Coral South produced its first LNG volumes in October 2022, following the FLNG’s on-schedule start-up. The Coral South FLNG is expected to produce 450 billion cubic meters of natural gas from the Coral reservoir in Mozambique’s Rovuma Basin – and to liquefy 3.4 million metric tonnes of that gas for transportation annually.

Coral South is operated by Eni, the Upstream Delegated Operator of the Area 4 consortium, which is comprised of Eni, ExxonMobil, CNPC, Galp, Kogas and ENH.

Area 4 is operated by Mozambique Rovuma Venture, a joint venture owned by ExxonMobil, Eni and CNPC, which holds a 70% interest in the Area 4 Exploration and Production Concession Contract.

Galp, KOGAS, and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos each hold a 10% interest.

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