Honeywell UOP LLC announced today that it has formed an alliance with the leading global engineering, consulting and construction company Black & Veatch in an attempt to help natural gas producers and fuel providers meet growing demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel and for off-road applications. The alliance will combine Honeywell UOP modular equipment with Black & Veatch technology, engineering and project implementation services to lower customer costs, and improve flexibility and speed to market for LNG production.
Fast, economical, efficient and reliable
“LNG use is growing in the North American transportation and high-horse power sectors because of its low cost and environmental benefits, coupled with the rapid introduction of affordable natural gas engine and infrastructure technology,” commented Rebecca Liebert, Vice President and General Manager at Honeywell International Inc. “Starting this year, this alliance will help deliver fast, economical, efficient and reliable LNG plants to help meet growing demands in North America.”
With US natural gas production expected to increase more than 40% over the next 30 years, the use of natural gas as a road transportation fuel is expected to nearly double from current levels by 2018, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). At the same time, users of off-road, high-horsepower equipment are turning to LNG to replace diesel, in an attempt to cut fuel costs and reduce emissions.
The new alliance will allow the two companies to offer integrated, small-scale LNG plants capable of processing between 50,000 and 500,000 gallons of LNG per day per single processing train, with the capability to extend capacity.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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