Galileo Technologies was contracted by Eneva to build a plant which will produce 600,000 cubic meters (m3/d) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) 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.

Thus, the promise that Galileo Technologies made to the market in 2013 when it presented its first version of Cryobox Station is fulfilled: have liquefaction modules at all levels of scale.

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.

“I am very happy and proud of the result of the bidding. After an intense year of work, we were able to develop this highly-complex project that is so important for the State of Amazonas, for the State of Roraima and for the country. For Amazonas, for investing in production of an asset declared as commercial interest in 2004, inaugurating the productive phase of the Amazon Basin For Roraima, for increasing the state’s energy security more cleanly, and for the country, for increasing the energy supply in a region dependent on diesel and on energy provided by Venezuela. I could not be more satisfied”, stated the CEO of Eneva, Pedro Zinner, in his press statement on the results of the bidding convened by CEEE.

Thanks to LNG production in Campo de Azulão and the incorporation of the Jaguaritica II station, Eneva will reach a contracted capacity of 2.7 gigawatts (GW). It is the second project of the Reservoir-to-Wire (R2W) model that is being developed in South America and in the world. The first was developed completely by Galileo Technologies in 2017 and connects LNG production in stranded gas wells that include the Vaca Muerta formation with the thermoelectric station installed in Anchoris.

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.