Petronas marked another milestone as a progressive energy and solutions partner with the official naming of its second floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, PFLNG DUA. The floating LNG facility opens a new source of supply for cleaner energy as it is designed to extract gas from deepwater gas reservoirs in depths up to 1,500 meters.
With PFLNG DUA, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia owns and operates two floating LNG facilities, following the success of PFLNG SATU which has been in operation since 2017. This achievement demonstrates Petronas’ strong position in the LNG industry leading the way in innovative solutions to ensure a reliable and secure supply of LNG to meet the growing demand for cleaner energy.
The PFLNG DUA was successfully delivered by Petronas together with its partners, JGC Corporation and Samsung Heavy Industries, the consortium responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of the floating LNG facility.
Construction of Petronas’ second floating LNG facility which started in 2015 is progressing on schedule for completion and sail away in February 2020. PFLNG DUA will be moored over the Rotan Gas Field at a water depth of 1,300 metres, located 140km offshore Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, with the capacity to produce 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum.
The naming ceremony was held at the Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Geoje Island, South Korea.
According to Mr. Tetsuya Muramoto, “As the leader of the Consortium and as President of JGC, a major LNG EPC player, we are committed to deliver to PETRONAS a smooth and safe start-up of the PFLNG DUA, which will perform its commercial operations offshore Sabah once completed. It is our hope that with the successful delivery of this ground-breaking project we further contribute to Petronas’ outstanding vision of providing cleaner energy for the benefit of Malaysia and people all over the world.”
“We are very happy that the safe and successful execution of PFLNG DUA has further strengthened our relationship with Petronas as a global market leader. Today’s achievement was made possible through real ‘One Team Spirit’ between Petronas and the JGC-SHI consortium during the execution. We sincerely hope that PFLNG DUA can contribute to providing more confidence in the FLNG solution itself” said Mr. Joon Ou Nam from Samsung.
Petronas Petronas is an integrated global LNG producer with over 35 years of experience, and more than 10,000 LNG cargoes safely delivered from its global portfolio of facilities in Malaysia, Australia, Egypt and soon – in Canada.
(Source: Petronas – Construction of PFLNG DUA/JGC Holdings)