NewsKito American Subsidiary, Harrington Hoists Writes Big Order for Freeport LNG
Apr. 24. 2019
Manheim, PA, April 24, 2019 - Harrington Hoists Inc., the US subsidiary of industrial hoist and crane maker Kito Corporation (head office: Yamanashi Prefecture; president: Yoshio Kito), has written a volume order for 400 manual chain hoists for Freeport LNG in Texas. The hoists will mainly be used to adjust the positions of gas pipes and hold them in place.
The firm is undertaking a pioneering project to transform an import terminal on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas into a facility for natural gas liquefaction and LNG export. Construction began in 2014. As gas production increases substantially in the US with the "shale-gas revolution," the project has focused energy-industry attention. In full operation the three production facilities (or trains) will support annual supply of roughly 15 million metric tonnes of natural gas worldwide, including to Japanese gas firms.