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Petronas holds naming ceremony for FLNG vessel

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Petronas has officially confirmed the name of its first floating LNG (FLNG) vessel – PFLNG SATU. The naming ceremony was held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea, alongside partner, Technip. The ceremonial rope cutting was carried out the PFLNG SATU Lady Sponsor, Datin Dr. Azura Ahmad Tajuddin.

The 1.2 million tpy vessel will be moored at Malaysia’s Kanowit gas field, which is located 180 km offshore Sarawak. It will help unlock previously stranded gas.

Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, the President and Group CEO of Petronas, said: “The PFLNG SATU is a testament to the engineering capabilities of Petronas and its partners. Today, we have pushed the boundaries and turned our technological aspirations of having an LNG plant on a floating vessel into reality.”

The President and CEO of DSME, Mr. Sung Leep Jung, said: “This project has been a remarkable experience for Petronas and the DSME/Technip consortium and today marks the successful completion of construction for PFLNG SATU. This achievement, coupled with HSE record of 17 million hr of No Lost Time Injuries is indeed a significant feat for the partnership.”

The Chairman and CEO of Technip, Mr. Thierry Pilenko, added: “We have built a trustful and long term-relationship with Petronas over the years and are very proud today, with our partner DSME, to have met the challenges of this game-changing project.”

The vessel is expected to be ready for sail away in 2Q16.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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