Universal LNG Solutions (ULNG) is a global LNG Innovation company based out of Houston, Texas. We are a LNG solution company with a strong global reach. We developed specific LNG Appliances ™ purposed for various industrial sectors and we also actively participate in the delivery and provisioning of LNG molecules into these appliances on a Just-In-Time basis.
Expanded subscription to meet our product launch timeline. Our core technologies are the main reason for collaborations among multiple global government entities and municipalities. Our LNG presence covers North America, Central America, South America, Pacific Islands, southeast Asia, greater China and Africa.
The extraordinary partnership promises to transform oil industry practices and transform African lives.
HOUSTON, Texas – (May 12, 2015) -- Universal LNG Holdings Inc. is proud to announce the formation and launch of the West Africa LNG Development, LLC, a ground-breaking solution partnership between Universal LNG Holdings, Inc., and Sembcorp Marine’s wholly owned subsidiary Jurong Shipyard that is poised to set a new, greener standard for global oil production and supply Africa with needed energy resources.
By addressing the offshore associate gas needs of the African continent, West Africa LNG Development will reduce pollution globally and improve lives regionally.
“By aligning ourselves with Sembcorp Marine’s global leading GraviFloat technology platform, we will make a difference globally and improve the quality of life for underserved people of the African continent,” said Jeffrey Liu, CEO/Chairman of Universal LNG Holdings, Inc. “We are very proud of our affiliation with Sembcorp Marine and feel they are the right kind of technology partner to make this dream a reality.”
“Africa is thirsty for energy, and the GraviFloat offshore solution brings modularity, scalability and a much more affordable solution for the region.” said William Gu, General Manager of Sembcorp Marine, a global leader in the offshore and marine industry out of Singapore. “This partnership represents a significant new opportunity for the continent, as Africa will receive the resources it needs to supply electricity and running water to underdeveloped regions.”
Only 30% of Sub-Saharan Africans have access to electricity, and planned and unplanned blackouts are a daily occurrence in West Africa, despite modest electricity usage among its 300 million inhabitants.
To help supply energy to these millions of people, the chief concern of the partnership will be the deployment of new technology to capture and recycle associate gas, the
natural gas byproduct of oil drilling that is typically burned or “flared” at thousands of oil fields around the world.
Every year, around 140 billion cubic meters of associate gas is wastefully flared, resulting in more than 300 million tons of CO2 being emitted to the atmosphere— equivalent to emissions from approximately 77 million cars.
According to the global estimates, if this amount of associate gas were used for power generation, it could provide more electricity (750bn kWh) than is being consumed today on the entire African continent.
World leaders have declared associate gas a vexing environmental and economic problem. In April, the United Nations launched the “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” initiative. Endorsed by nine countries, 10 oil companies and six development institutions, the initiative commits the oil companies to end the practice of routine gas flaring at oil production sites by 2030.
Those that signed the initiative, collectively, represent more than 40 percent of the entities that flare gas globally.
“While the entire world seems to agree that the practice of flaring must stop, a cost- effective, workable solution has not yet been brought to the global stage,” Liu said. “That’s where West Africa LNG Development comes in.”
Instead of flaring, the partnership’s technology will capture the gas and convert it to clean LNG, which will then supply African nations with much-needed energy resources.
“We can take this harmful byproduct and turn it into good use,” Liu said. “We’re basically the recycler, but instead of creating new plastic or paper goods, we’re improving African lives.”
Media contact: John Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 200- 6108About Universal LNG Solutions, Inc.
Universal LNG Solutions, Inc. is a Texas based company with a Global reach. The company’s proprietary technologies facilitate the “breaking bulk” “LNG to power conversion” and “end user application” of LNG molecules. These critical solutions allow the facilitation of long range LNG logistics to the furthest downstream users and allow the effective monetization of LNG molecules through the displacement of diesel
fuel. The application significance covers the fields of marine boat conversion, mining trucks conversion, oil and gas drilling/fracking innovation, on-road innovations and agricultural/irrigation applications. Globally, Universal LNG Solutions Inc. (ULNG) is participating in key LNG projects in West Africa, Latin and Central America, Asia Pacific region and key domestic markets.
Sembcorp Marine is a leading global marine and offshore engineering group with over 50 years of experience and proven capabilities in repair, specialised shipbuilding, building of high-specification jack-up rigs, fast-track construction of ultra-deepwater semi- submersible rigs, conversion of floating production and storage facilities as well as the engineering and construction of offshore platforms.
Headquartered in Singapore, Sembcorp Marine has a network of six shipyards in Singapore – Jurong Shipyard, Sembawang Shipyard, SMOE, PPL Shipyard, Jurong SML and Sembmarine Integrated Yard @ Tuas. The 73.3-hectare Sembmarine Integrated Yard
@ Tuas Phase I facility commenced operations in August 2013. The Group’s strategic presence spans Indonesia, China, India, United Kingdom and Brazil.
Sembawang Shipyard has one of the largest integrated ship repair facilities in Southeast Asia. The shipyard's world-class reputation is based on the company's commitment to high quality standards, Health, Safety and Environment standards, timely delivery, superior customer service and innovative solutions. Besides its proven expertise in the sectors of tankers, bulk carriers and container / cargo vessels, the shipyard is also recognised as a specialist in the niche markets such as passenger ship conversion / upgrading / repairs, LNG carrier repairs, FSO and FPSO conversion, offshore conversion and newbuilding, damage repairs and repair of chemical tankers, liquefied gas carriers and navy ships.
Universal LNG Solutions Inc. Unveils First Clean, Efficient
Long-Distance Big Rigs
Trucks are the first Liquefied Natural Gas trucks in the nation to carry 80,000 pounds of goods for
700 miles per fill-up
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – (April 27, 2015) Universal LNG Solutions Inc. today proudly rolled out the first four trucks in a fleet of 95 of the most advanced liquefied natural gas (LNG) big rigs in the nation at the campus of Sancus Energy, an LNG technology leader. The 95 tractor-trailer trucks are the first in the country with the capability to haul 80,000 pounds of goods for more than 700 miles per fill-up, an unprecedented achievement that will change the face of long-distance trucking.
The fleet, which will ship goods throughout Texas and the surrounding states during a two-month pilot program between Universal LNG Solutions (ULNG) and key partners, will demonstrate how trucking companies can lower costs while reducing their carbon footprint using clean LNG engines.
“These trucks are the first-of-its-kind of long distance LNG trucks which can transport 80,000 pounds of goods over 700 miles per fill-up,” says Jeffrey Liu, CEO of Universal LNG Solutions. “Though we are the energy capital of the world, the U.S. is far behind in the LNG application field compare to its global peers in Europe and Asia. It is time to make a statement, and I believe that we should do so starting at our home turf here in Texas.”
For this reason, Universal LNG is expanding its on-road commercial fleet and enlisting its key partners, including Sancus, to join the effort. The new generation LNG engines run cleaner and smoother and are capable of carrying more, thanks to a trimmer, lighter 100% natural gas engine. The fleet will be serviced through UNLG’s network of stations.
“These are the most advanced Freightliner Cascadian trucks equipped with a new breed of Cummins Westport ISX12G400HP Engine. The magic that creates the added fuel efficiency, range and LNG hold time is the integration of a Westport ICEPACK 240 dual tank LNG Fuel System and use of cold LNG during operations,” Liu says.
Among the key partners in this effort are LA Freightliner/Velocity Group, the largest freightliner dealership in the country and the exclusive LNG on-road equipment sales and servicing partner of ULNG. The dealer has been instrumental in helping to rollout, deploy and achieve acceptance of LNG trucks in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The success of the Port of Los Angeles/Port of Long Beach clean air truck program has lead to a drastic reduction of carbon emission and improved overall air quality of the Greater Los Angeles area.
Utilizing ULNG’s unique LNG re-conditioning technology and the Westport’s unique fuel system can eliminate venting from the truck’s LNG tank under regular truck usage, achieving a “non-venting” fleet status. Most importantly, this will allow fleet operators to effectively consume the energy purchased without venting back to the station or into the atmosphere.
Sancus Energy and its sister company SST Process Solutions are Texas-based LNG technology companies and technology leaders working in conjunction with ULNG to deploy global leading Associated Gas processing technologies for on-shore and off-shore oil and gas producers. The technology being develop and deployed by both Sancus Energy, SST and ULNG will be directly responsible for the removal of substantial oil field associated gas discharges and flaring in the off-shore environment and turning these harmful gases into NGLs and LNG products capable of providing clean and affordable energy sources to some of the most underserved third world regions. Sancus Energy and SST are working closely with ULNG, Sembcorp Marine and Gravifloat in the development implantation of a 700,000 m3 to 7,500,000 m3 class Associated Gas treatment and LNG liquefaction unit.
“Our partners are some of the most advanced in the world,” Liu says. “By working together to roll out 95 of these LNG long haulers in the Greater Texas region, we will bring dynamic, responsible growth to the Greater Texas Golden Triangle area of Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio. We are excited to contribute to an important innovation and to support our State.”
Media contact: John Christensen, email@example.com or (949) 200-6108
About Universal LNG Solutions, Inc.
Universal LNG Solutions, Inc. is a Texas based company with a Global reach. The company’s proprietary technologies facilitate the “breaking bulk” “LNG to power conversion” and “end user application” of LNG molecules. These critical solutions allow the facilitation of long range LNG logistics to the furthest downstream users and allow the effective monetization of LNG molecules through the displacement of diesel fuel. The application significance covers the fields of marine boat conversion, mining trucks conversion, oil and gas drilling/fracking innovation, on-road innovations and agricultural/irrigation applications. Globally, Universal LNG Solutions Inc. (ULNG) is participating in key LNG projects in West Africa, Latin and Central America, Asia Pacific region and key domestic markets.