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Chinese and Canadian Firms Team Up For Liquefied Natural Gas in Canada

Written by; Markus MacIntyre / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Wed Nov 20 2013


Two major players in the natural energy industry have come to agreements on a joint venture to build 2 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants in Western Canada to service the demands of the trucking, mining, marine and railway industry.

ENN Canada Corporation, a division of the ENN Group is head quartered in Mississauga, Ontario with offices in Calgary, Alberta. The ENN Group was founded in 1989 and to date serves over six million households in China, and has over twenty thousand kilometers of pipeline which distributes approximately thirty two million cubic meters of fuels on a daily basis. A subsidiary, ENN Energy trades publicly on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2688 HK). Outside of its markets in China the ENN Group presently employs over 33,000 people internationally and operates in over one hundred cities around the world. Aside from working with liquefied natural gas, the ENN Group also focuses on coal processing and production of methane, dimethyl ether (DME), methanol, as well as production of solar energy PV modules.

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels was established in 2002 and headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. Ferus specializes in liquid carbon dioxide (CO2), liquid nitrogen (N2), Natural Gas Fueling, transportation, storage and on site services. Ferus has 8 cryogenic facilities, and over 175 transportation and storage assets designed for oilfield operations. Recently, Ferus has also expanded to open up a state of the art liquid nitrogen facility in Jenkins Kentucky, USA.

In this joint venture ENN and Ferus plan to open the two LNG facilities in Edmonton, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia. The plants primary focus will be to service the transportation and trucking industry as well as other high energy applications. Ferus will be in charge of the design, engineering and operation of the facilities.

With production of the two plants predicted to be completed by 2016, the firms are confident to have exact site locations confirmed within 6 months. Both the Vancouver and Edmonton facilities will be built simultaneously with the capacity to produce 100,000 gallons or 378,541 litres of liquefied natural gas per day. The combined costs to build the two plants is estimated at $100 million.

Environment Canada reports that the process in making liquefied natural gas removes impurities such as CO2 and sulfur. CEO of ENN Canada, Henry Cai adds that the benefits of using natural gas include a 30% - 40% cost saving to end users and reduces green house gas emissions by approximately 25% over diesel fuel.

The ENN Group has long term goals to open LNG retail fueling stations across Canada and the United States.


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