PETRONAS marked another milestone with the official naming of its second floating LNG (FLNG) facility, PFLNG DUA. The FLNG facility opens a new source of supply for cleaner energy as it is designed to extract gas from deepwater gas reservoirs in depths up to 1500 m.
With PFLNG DUA, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia owns and operates two floating LNG facilities, following the success of PFLNG SATU which has been in operation since 2017. This achievement demonstrates PETRONAS’ strong position in the LNG industry leading the way in innovative solutions to ensure a reliable and secure supply of LNG to meet the growing demand for cleaner energy.
The PFLNG DUA was successfully delivered by PETRONAS together with its partners, JGC Corp. and Samsung Heavy Industries, the consortium responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of the floating LNG facility.
Construction of PETRONAS’ second floating LNG facility which started in 2015 is progressing on schedule for completion and sail away in February 2020. PFLNG DUA will be moored over the Rotan Gas Field at a water depth of 1300 m, located 140 km offshore Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, with the capacity to produce 1.5 million tpy of LNG.
The naming ceremony, held at the Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Geoje Island, South Korea was officiated by Tum Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali. The ceremony proceeded with the signing of a commemorative plaque by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad onboard PFLNG DUA followed by a guided tour of the 393 m long FLNG facility.
In his speech, President and Group CEO of PETRONAS, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin said that PFLNG DUA is a key solution by PETRONAS to monetise stranded deepwater gas fields in a safe, economical and sustainable manner. “The development of PFLNG DUA is a step forward in providing a new supply source of clean energy and in realising our shared aspiration for a low carbon future. As an integrated energy player, PETRONAS is fully invested to unlock the potential of natural gas through technology and innovative solutions in line with our Statement of Purpose to be ‘a progressive energy and solutions partner enriching lives for a sustainable future”, added Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee.
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