Petronas has announced that its first floating LNG (FLNG) facility has set sail to the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak.
The PFLNG SATU, which has a processing capacity of 1.2 million tpy, was towed from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea for the offshore phase of the project.
The installation, hook-up and commissioning of the floating facility will proceed once it has been moored at the Kanowit gas field.
Petronas’ Advisor of Global LNG Project – Project Delivery and Technology, Datuk Abdullah Karim, said: “The sail away of PFLNG SATU is an achievement everyone [at] Petronas, DSME and Technip can be proud of.”
The official steel cutting for the FLNG facility was held in June 2013, followed by the launching of the hull on April 2014. In 4Q15, Petronas announced that construction of the FLNG facility was 95% complete, with the successful installation of 22 modular systems within and on the topside of the floating facility.
Petronas’ President and CEO of Pacific NorthWest LNG, En. Adnan Zainal Abidin, added: “Our gratitude to the hard work and dedication of the Petronas project team and our partners for achieving this milestone. We wish the team success in the offshore phase of the project.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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