BOC and its subsidiary company Elgas have secured a major contract valued at approximately $8 million to supply LNG to Nestlé’s coffee factory in Gympie, Queensland.
The five-year contract commencing in March 2013 is for approximately five tonnes of LNG per day.
BOC’s sales manager for LNG, David McCowatt, said the LNG would be used as a stationary energy to fuel boilers, roasters and air-dryers in the coffee-making process.
“We are delighted to have negotiated this significant deal for the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas to this highly-regarded and forward-thinking company which shares our dedication to innovative products, reliable service, technical expertise and safety,’’ Mr McCowatt said.
“This is an important supply arrangement for BOC and Elgas in that it signifies our foundation LNG customer for stationary energy in Queensland,’’ he said.
BOC and Elgas are expecting additional LNG stationary energy customers to be coming on-line later this year.
The LNG will be initially sourced from BOC’s major LNG plant in Dandenong, Victoria, prior to a new plant in Chinchilla, Queensland, coming on stream in 2014. Elgas is the Marketer of the LNG.
BOC and Elgas are members of The Linde Group. The Group is committed to smarter technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.