Process technology supplier UOP, part of Honeywell, has won a contract to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) a gas processing plant to recover natural gas liquids (NGLs) in northern Louisiana.

This is the second EPC contract awarded to UOP by PennTex for its North Louisiana operations.

UOP will supply and install the plant's modular cryogenic, dehydration, acid gas removal, inlet/residue compression, control system, flare system and site electrical equipment. The company will also supply site utility systems and buildings for office, control room, motor control center and compressor requirements.

According to UOP, its pre-engineered modular gas processing plant will enable speedy construction and installation, allowing operations to start up on schedule.

When completed, the new plant will be capable of processing 200 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) of natural gas. It is scheduled to start production in the fourth quarter of 2015.

PennTex has also entered into a letter of intent with UOP to purchase a third 200 MMSCFD cryogenic plant, which is scheduled for delivery in November 2015 and will be used in one of the company's midstream platforms.

As well as modular equipment to treat and process natural gas, UOP offers gas technologies to purify hydrogen used in refineries, and to extract water, mercury, sulfur, carbon dioxide and other contaminants from raw natural gas streams. The company also provides modular equipment to the refining and petrochemical industries.