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Dresser-Rand receives order for LNG

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The LNGo natural gas liquefaction system offers reliable, cost saving on site solutions for northeastern US clients. The Dresser-Rand business, within Siemens Power and Gas, has recently received an order from Elizabethtown Gas, a subsidiary of AGL Resources based in Elizabeth, New Jersey, for two LNGo natural gas liquefaction systems. The order includes installation and commissioning at the Elizabethtown Gas site. The systems will be sized to produce approximately 13 500 gal./d of LNG.

Dresser-Rand's business LNGo natural gas liquefaction system is a modularised, portable natural gas liquefaction plant designed to provide on site natural gas liquefaction. This point of use production plant is a standardised product made up of four packaged skids: a power module; compressor module; process module; and a conditioning module.

LNGo natural gas conversion plants enable the distributed production of LNG on a small scale. The technology eliminates the need for the costly trucking of LNG long distances from large, centralised plants to LNG fuelling depots, as is the practice today."We are delighted to be working with Elizabethtown Gas to build and commission this distributed LNG plant for a peak shaving application," said Judy Marks, Executive Vice President of Global Solutions, Dresser-Rand business within Siemens Power and Gas. "Driven by rapidly expanding global natural gas development and continued price differentials between natural gas and oil, we believe that the market for distributed, small scale LNG production plants will grow from early adopters in North America to a broad, robust market for users around the world."

"For several months, we have worked closely with the Dresser-Rand business to evaluate their LNGo natural gas liquefaction technology," says Brian MacLean, President of Elizabethtown Gas. "We are convinced this technology offers a strong and reliable solution for our specific application and will enable us to liquefy natural gas on site which can then be stored for future use. By doing so, we will avoid dramatically higher prices for the spot purchases of LNG to meet peak demand requirements."Elizabethtown Gas provides natural gas delivery service to approximately 281 000 residential, business and industrial natural gas customers in New Jersey.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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