Arzew - Algeria

Algeria - Arzew
1,500 tonnes

Fire resistant coating system

Algeria - Arzew

Promat UK has supplied its Cafco FENDOLITE® MII coating system to help protect the GL2-Z LNG train project in Arzew, Algeria. The new train is being developed by the IHI Group to help expand capacity and meet increasing world demand for natural gas supplies.

Cafco FENDOLITE® MII is the industry-leading, spray applied fire protection system and has been used to protect steel structures and vessel skirts from hydrocarbon fire at the site. Over 1,500 tonnes of Cafco FENDOLITE® MII will be used on the project and will be applied by fire protection specialists Travomed– Prezioso JV, Promat recognised contractors for petrochemical applications.

Cafco FENDOLITE® MII was selected for this project due to its superior performance and track record, built-up over more than 30 years. It forms a protective coating that provides up to 240 minutes of fire resistance for structures and vessels. The coating has undergone extensive performance testing in real hydrocarbon fire and jet fire conditions with excellent results.

Cafco FENDOLITE® MII is more reliable and durable than alternative epoxy-based systems and is also resistant to LNG spillage. Promat’s Director for the Petrochemical Division, Fred Menguy, commented: “We are delighted to have been selected for this important project which underlines the market confidence in our products and service. Fire and explosion can have a devastating effect in these volatile environments and it is therefore important that everybody involved in the design and building process ensures that risk assessment requirements have been met.”

Promat previously supplied Cafco FENDOLITE® MII to enhance the passive fire protection capability at the GL1-Z LNG train in Arzew, working with Travomed on behalf of SONATRACH, the Algerian state-owned energy company.

The city of Arzew is situated about 400 km west of Algiers. Algeria has proven natural gas reserves of 4.5 trillion cubic metres, which amounts to about 2.6% of global reserves, and is the world’s fourth-largest gas producer, supplying 25% of the EU’s natural gas imports.