Local governments throughout China are at the forefront of leading a switch to natural gas fueled taxis, buses, police cars, trash trucks and other fleet vehicles. Estimates show that natural gas vehicles reached nearly 1.5 million in China last year.
As with the other facilities, the Erdos LNG plant will feature Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO® LNG technology. Chemtex provides engineering, procurement and construction services.
“We have seen the LNG industry develop rapidly in China in recent years, and its use for transportation is gaining momentum at a rate ahead of other markets we work in. This is mainly driven by local municipals and in Beijing, for example, there are plans for more than 3,000 LNG fueled public buses by the end of year,” said Edward Zhou, Business Development Director of Black & Veatch’s oil and gas business in China. “Natural gas and LNG, in particular, also play an increasingly important role in improving the lives of rural China residents where energy distribution utilities are in the early stages of development.”
“We are proud of our relationship with Erdos Huaxing Energy Co. Ltd. and the trust they have demonstrated by awarding their LNG expansion project to our team. The Chemtex / Black & Veatch team continues to achieve excellence in providing LNG project solutions in China,” said Sean Ma, CEO of Chemtex, China. “We will continue to support national and community goals to provide clean natural gas based fuel across China”.
Source: Black & Veatch.