Petronas has commenced the lifting of the first topside module for its floating LNG (FLNG) facility, PFLNG1, at the Quayside of the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.
This signifies the near completion of the PFLNG1, which will be the world’s first FLNG facility in operation.
The first topside module weighs approximately 2000 t. A 3600 t marine crane was used to conduct the lifting operation by DSME. There are 20 remaining modules to be installed on the hull, weighing approximately 40 000 t that are to be installed on the hull. The topside module lifting is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.
Petronas’ Vice President and Venture Director of LNG Projects – Domestic, Datuk Abdullah Karim, described the successful installation of the topside as “critical to the delivery of the project”. He added:
“The topside is the heart of this floating LNG facility where [the] pre-treatment and liquefaction process for the gas will be carried out.”
Petronas has appointed Technip and DSME as a consortium to jointly develop the PFLNG1 facility.
Once the construction and installation phases are completed next year, PFLNG1 will be moored in the Kanowit field, which is located 180 km offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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