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ABB completes the tallest e-houses on a FLNG facility

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With a height of a five-story building, the world's tallest, single lift prefabricated electrical structures – or e-houses – for offshore use are being installed on a FLNG facility. The installation, for Petronas, is also the world's first commercial floating LNG facility featuring ABB e-houses which are used to manage the electrical requirements.

This is Petronas' second floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG 2) facility and will be moored over the deep-water Rotan gas field, located off the Malaysian coast.

In addition to its impressive size, the project was completed with a record of two million man-hours with zero lost time injury. A priority for safety has also been embedded into the future operations of the facility by incorporating the latest technologies adapted to corrosive offshore environments. The fully engineered electrical system contained within the e-house will include transformers, switchboards, motor-control centers and ABB's Process Power Manager that ensures reliable and stable electricity supply to the FLNG facility.

The two e-houses are currently en-route to Samsung Heavy Industries' yard in Geoje, Korea, for installation on the vessel.

PFLNG 2 will enable the liquefaction, production and offloading of natural gas in the Rotan field, and produce 1.5 million tpy of LNG. The non-propelled vessel will be moored using an external turret.

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