Nikkiso Clean Energy sets up in South Africa to seek contracts locally and in Mozambique LNG projects

Wednesday, 22 March 2023
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Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group operating under the Cryogenic Industries (USA) banner, has expanded its service and engineering capabilities into South Africa to compete for Mozambique LNG project contracts.

“Nikkiso has set up at Waterfall in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province to provide a stronger footprint in Africa and support South Africa’s engineering hub and economic centre,” said the company.

“Local engineers and field service support will bring specific knowledge of the region and access to local markets,” Nikkiso added.

In addition to offering technical sales for all the group’s products, the South African operation in KwaZulu-Natal will have an air separation unit commissioning team which includes customer support.

LNG engineering

Nikkiso has set up additional engineering expertise to provide process and design capability in the region of southern Africa and Mozambique.

“The facility will also provide LNG equipment, to support the large natural gas expansion offshore Mozambique and potential development of virtual pipelines for LNG fuel to mitigate the electricity crisis,” explained Nikkiso.

“This expansion positions us to be able to respond rapidly to the growing energy needs of Africa and to provide greater service and support to our customers with our local presence,” said Peter Wagner, Chief Executive of Cryogenic Industries and President of the Group.

Bruce van Dongen will serve as Managing Director of the South African operating company.

“A service facility is planned for the future, which will support pumps and turbo-expanders. This expansion represents a commitment to support the growth of the African market,” said the company.

Cryogenic Industries is now a member of Japan’s Nikkiso Co. offering engineered cryogenic gas processing equipment, including pumps, turbo-expanders, heat-exchangers and small-scale process plants for industrial gases and LNG.

Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of about 20 operating entities such as Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip.

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