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Air Liquide Engineering & Construction and Samsung Engineering sign methanol plant FEED contract

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Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has entered into a partnership with Samsung Engineering for the FEED study of a methanol production plant for Sarawak Petchem, a state-owned oil and gas firm established and owned by the State Government of Sarawak, Malaysia.

The FEED will help decision makers get the necessary information to convert the contract into an EPC contract in the near future.

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction will be the technology licensor while Samsung Engineering will design the project’s utility systems and balance of plant.

The FEED will be exclusively converted to a Licensor, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (LEPCC) contract at the end of the year, subject to a final decision.

The methanol plant, which will be located in Bintulu, Sarawak State, Eastern Malaysia, will come into operation in 2023. This new facility will produce 5000 tpd of methanol based on Air Liquide Engineering & Construction proprietary process technology, Lurgi MegaMethanol TM , which converts natural gas into methanol.

David Maloney, E&C Chairman & CEO, said: “We are proud to have established this partnership which further enhances our position as the leading technology provider for Methanol plants. Our Lurgi MegaMethanol™ technology for world-scale methanol plants with a production capacity of up to 2 million tpy of methanol, enables reliable production with cost-optimised energy efficiency and lower environmental impact. This renowned expertise and strong presence in Malaysia combined with Samsung Engineering strong track-record in South-East Asia as Engineering Procurement Construction and Project Management company, have been key to gain the trust of Sarawak Petchem.”

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