Flesan wins EPC contract for first ssLNG plant in Peru
Friday, Jun 08, 2018
Okra Energy has awarded the EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) contract for Peru’s first small-scale natural gas liquefaction (ssLNG) facility to ​Flesan​, with more than ​30 years’ experience in the construction industry, including civil works, special demolitions, earthworks, anchors,transportation and machinery.

Okra Energy, through its Peruvian subsidiary Lantera Energy SAC, is constructing this first-to-market, high-efficiency natural gas solution in Piura, northern Peru. The LNG plant is 95% complete, and is due to be operational in July.  Small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) facilities enable flexible and scalable energy delivery to areas without gas pipeline infrastructure. The entirely of the new facility’s supply of LNG has already been pre-sold to an international gas distributor and a division of the largest steel manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere. Three additional Okra Energy ssLNG facilities are also currently under contract for delivery in Peru.

According to Okra Energy’s CEO Louis Ravenet, Flesan was chosen from among scores of finalists throughout Chile, Peru and the United States. “By selecting Flesan,we are assured that our installation is constructed to the ​highest standards of both quality and safety, and meets both our deadlines and budget.

​”The liquefaction facility situated in Piura will employ Okra Energy’s proprietary equipment design and technology to chill natural gas to -158ºC, rendering it a clear, odorless, non-corrosive liquid referred to as LNG (liquefied natural gas) As a liquid,natural gas is reduced to 1/600th its original volume, allowing for safe, efficient and affordable transportation to off-grid industries and communities where it can be regasified prior to use. The cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas produces significantly fewer emissions and pollutants than coal, oil or diesel.

Lantera Energy & Okra Energy

Lantera Energy, SAC (Peru) is a subsidiary of Okra Energy, LLC (USA) which designs,builds and operates LNG facilities for the delivery of affordable energy via the sale of liquefied natural gas, worldwide. Okra Energy liquefaction solutions are engineered to serve the spectrum of global industrial clients, including: Industrial manufacturers,power generators, as well as the marine, mining, rail, trucking, and tourism industries.

Okra Energy constructs small-scale natural gas liquefaction plants offering operational simplicity, scalability and ultimately, a reliable supply of affordable natural gas.  The proprietary modular solutions can be brought into production rapidly and scaled overtime to meet dynamic supply needs, while reducing capital and operating expenses compared to legacy energy sources, such as compressed natural gas, diesel and heavy fuel oil.  Additionally, Okra Energy’s plants are manufactured and pre-assembled infactory-controlled settings, reducing installation complexity and commissioning labor costs, while still remaining customisable to meet its client’s individual production requirements.

For more information, please visit: https://www.okraenergy.com
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