The government of Indonesia, through the Ministry of Environment, has approved the Tangguh Expansion Project Integrated AMDAL environmental and social impact assessment, BP has confirmed. The project has also been issued an environmental permit.
The AMDAL includes Tangguh’s environmental and social commitments. It also outlines the role of the local administration and central government. Approval is required for project activities to begin at the Tangguh site.
Christina Verchere, BP Regional President Asia Pacific, said: “This is a significant milestone for the Tangguh Expansion Project, and I would like to give my highest appreciation to the Ministry of Environment, along with the Papua Barat, Teluk Bintuni and Fakfak Administrations for their efforts and cooperation in reaching this achievement. We look forward to receiving the remaining approvals from the Government to realize the project, which will bring significant benefit to Indonesia.”
Tangguh LNG, located in Teluk Bintuni, Papua Barat province, is the third largest LNG supply facility in Indonesia and the first fully combined upstream and downstream LNG operation in the country.
The project’s current operations comprise two identical LNG trains (Trains 1 and 2) with production capacity of 7.6 million tpa. The Tangguh Expansion Project will add a third LNG processing train (Train 3), bringing total project capacity to 11.4 million tpa.
As part of the expansion project, BP and its partners will supply 40% of the LNG output from Train 3 (1.5 million tpa) to Indonesia’s state electricity company PT. PLN (Persero) for the Indonesian domestic market.
Other key government approvals that are still in process are required to continue with the planning, design and procurement of the expansion project.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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