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Wood Group’s Mustang Engineering Wins First LNG Order

Posted on July 13, 2006

Mustang Engineering, a subsidiary of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC, has been awarded a contract by Trunkline LNG Company to provide engineering design, procurement and construction management services (EPCM) for infrastructure enhancement at Trunkline’s existing LNG terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S.A. The project involves the installation of Mustang’s LNG Smart Air Vaporization Process and a natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction plant to recover ethane and other heavier hydrocarbons from the LNG stream. The approximate cost of the completed project, including the EPCM services being supplied by Mustang, is US$250 million, and operation is scheduled for the third quarter of 2008.

The LNG Smart Air Vaporization Process captures the natural heat in ambient air and humidity to vaporize LNG. This is the first commercial-scale application of Mustang’s LNG vaporization process.

“Mustang expects this equipment will provide a significant saving in operating costs to Trunkline LNG as well as an equivalent reduction in air emissions by not burning gas to vaporize the LNG as is traditionally done,” said Steve Knowles, president of Mustang.

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