Chart Industries (Chart) a diversified global manufacturer of engineered equipment for the industrial gas and clean energy industries, was recently awarded more than US$120 million of orders for four liquefaction projects, with four different customers. Additionally, it received releases on engineering work (limited notice to proceed) on two of the big liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal projects expected to proceed to final investment decision (FID) in 2022. Highlights of the four liquefaction project awards include a 15 ton per day (TPD) hydrogen liquefier to be built in North America with a new hydrogen liquefaction customer. This is Chart’s fourth hydrogen/helium liquefaction order of the year in 2021, with those four orders totaling approximately US$150 million, covering three different geographies and three different customers. This includes a 60,000-ton bio LNG liquefaction and associated equipment, including a bio LNG facility and associated station infrastructure for 20 bio LNG stations with Chart’s European customer, VERBIO. Another was an integrated, utility scale liquefaction plant with the first-in-the-nation hybrid (gas/electric) drive with a Northeast United States customer. According to Chart, this next generation liquefaction process further increases efficiency and reduces emissions, meeting the highest standards set in the Northeast United States. Chart said that this customer plans to utilize both natural gas and renewable natural gas (RNG) in this long duration energy storage solution to meet reliability and environmental targets.
The fourth highlight is a utility-scale nitrogen refrigeration cycle liquefaction system at an existing LNG peak shaving facility for use by a regulated United States utility company. Recent upgrades have been made to this facility. Chart said that it is proud to continue that trend by furnishing a new gas turbine compressor, cold box, heavy hydrocarbon removal system, turbo expanders, and other associated equipment.
“We are pleased that our hydrogen and LNG liquefaction process technology and equipment capabilities are recognized and utilized globally and across industries,” stated Jill Evanko, Chart’s CEO and president. “We view this past week’s awards and overall continued broad-based demand as strong indicators that the energy transition is accelerating. These orders give further support to our previously announced 2022 outlook.”