With Cryobox, Galileo achieves medium-scale LNG production
Galileo Technologies was contracted by Eneva to build a plant which will liquefy 600,000 cubic meters (m3/d) of natural gas daily to supply a new thermal power station. Until now the Cryobox Stations® have been able to adequately fulfill micro and small-scale expectations in Distributed Production of LNG. With the project awarded by Eneva for LNG production in the Campo de Azulão site of the Amazon basin, it will be the first time that a liquefaction plant configured by Cryobox Stations® achieves mid-scale LNG values. The LNG produced by Cryobox Stations® in Campo de Azulão will be supplied by cryogenic iso-tanks to facilitate road transport to the thermoelectric station Jaguaritica II, that Eneva will install in the State of Roraima. Thanks to that gas, the new station will generate 117 megawatts (MW) sold by ENEVA in the bidding on May 31st, 2019 by the Chamber of Electric Energy Commercialization of Brazil (Cámara de Comercialización de Energía Eléctrica, CEEE) of Brazil. The solution provided by Galileo Technologies falls within the model that the company calls Gas 3.0 or Third Generation Gas, whereby the liquefied natural gas in the wells is converted into fuel that is ready to be consumed where their clients need it, without the need to transport it through pipelines. In light of this, in addition to the Cryobox stations, Galileo Technologies will also provide iso-tanks for LNG storage and the regasification plant that will inject gas in station’s combined-cycle turbines. On the other hand, “the production of LNG in Campo de Azulão will allow Eneva to transport cheaper and by road, gas resources that were confined” stated Osvaldo del Campo, CEO of Galileo Technologies to underscore the benefits of the contracted liquefaction and regasification solution.