Two new projects in South East Asia
28 October 2014
In the exotic region of South East Asia, Union Engineering is about to deliver and install two industrial gas CO2 plants. The region is experiencing rapid economic growth, and the positive prospects are also having an impact on general consumption and thus the demand for carbon dioxide.
In Singapore, Leeden National Oxygen Ltd. has ordered another Union CO2 plant. The new project is a recovery plant capable of processing 31,000 tonnes of feed gas per year from the next door Neste Oil operated refinery.
The CO2 gas will be purified and liquefied to meet the highest standards.
In addition, the new CO2 recovery plant will improve the refinery's resource efficiency as a CO2-rich side stream becomes a valuable raw material for Leeden National Oxygen Ltd.
With this new project, Leeden National Oxygen Ltd. will improve their position as one of the most important suppliers of CO2 in the region.
Mr. Gary Choo, Executive Director of Leeden National Oxygen, is looking forward to the increased amount of purified CO2 and explains: “Purification of CO2 from the refinery offers the advantage of a decrease in carbon footprint, as the CO2 is not just vented to the atmosphere, and at the same time improves our position as an important supplier of carbon dioxide in the market. It is extremely important for us to choose a reliable supplier of the CO2 technology, and we know from previous cooperation that Union Engineering is capable of delivering a sustainable and available solution.”
The CO2 plant is expected to be completed and fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2015.
Petro Oxo Nusantara (PON) is a well-known client of Union. In 2013, Union commissioned a 48 TPD extraction plant. PON has now decided to expand its capacity with another 100 TPD extraction and liquefaction plant.
The new CO2 plant will be located next to the existing Union CO2 plant and will supply liquid food-grade CO2 that meets the highest food grade standards.
PON’s expectations to the new plant are high, and the CEO states as follows about their choice of supplier: “Union has proved to be very reliable, and we have had good experience with both installation and commissioning being carried out in a timely fashion. Operation of our current plant has been very smooth and we look forward to the new plant. Another important factor for our decision was that we are familiar with the operations and have developed confidence in Union’s technology.” For PON, aspects such as food safety and delivery times are the main focus areas. “As the CO2 is meant for sales, product quality and reliability of supply are of utmost importance, and we can trust Union to deliver on both fronts”.
The project is expected to be in operation by Q3 2015.