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Air Liquide to build methanol production plant in Sarawak

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Air Liquide Engineering and Construction will build a methanol production plant for Sarawak Petchem.
The state-owned oil and gas firm’s Malaysian facility is planned to come into operation in 2023.
The methanol plant, which will be located in Bintulu, will produce 5,000 tons of the gas per day based on Air Liquide Engineering and Construction proprietary process technology, Lurgi MegaMethanol, which converts natural gas.
As part of the agreement, the company will be the technology licensor, also providing engineering, related equipment as well as an air separation unit with a production capacity of 2,200 tons per day of oxygen.
Air Liquide Engineering and Construction is continuing its partnership with Samsung Engineering on the project.
David Maloney, group vice president and chairman of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, said: “We are proud to continue our partnership with Samsung Engineering which further enhances our position as the leading technology provider for methanol plants.
“This renowned expertise and strong presence in Malaysia combined with Samsung Engineering’s strong track-record in South-East Asia as an engineering, procurement and construction and project management company, along with the excellent FEED execution have been key to gain the trust of Sarawak Petchem and secure this new contract.”