At Kuwait Bay, with a view of the Zour Mountains in the distance, a South Korean consortium led by Hyundai Engineering is building the country’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. The emirate has significantly increased its gas imports since 2012 and signed international contracts covering long-term deliveries to ensure economical energy supplies for the country. The heart of the terminal is a re-gasification facility with a daily capacity of 30 billion cubic meters, plus eight cryogenic LNG storage tanks.
Endress+Hauser was selected as the measurement technology partner thanks to its convincing product portfolio, its range of services and the consortium’s experience with Endress+Hauser on other ambitious oil and gas projects. “Given the potential hazards and risks, safe and environmentally sound operation of plants like this is a top priority.
Endress+Hauser Project Manager Yeon Ji
“It was a gigantic project. We have partly developed completely new solutions and expanded our capacities.”
That’s why the customer expressly requested SIL-certified instrumentation. We were able to provide support in creating the foundation for safe processes,” reports Wooyoung Jeon, Senior Outside Sales Engineer at Endress+Hauser, who is responsible for managing the contract.
In the bid to tender, safety was not the only factor that called for unusually high-performance solutions and literally ‘thinking big’ concerning the comprehensive instrumentation. For the re-gasification facility, 24 electromagnetic flowmeters for large-diameter pipes (NPS 48) were part of the design.