Petronas’ second floating liquefied pure gasoline (LNG) vessel, PFLNG Dua, has set sail to Rotan Gas Field, 140km offshore Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The 1,840 nautical mile journey will take roughly two weeks to finish.
Upon arrival on the Rotan Gas Field, PFLNG Dua will start its set up, hook-up and commissioning with the Ready-for-Start-Up (RFSU) date earmarked for mid-2020 and Provisional Acceptance (PA) of the PFLNG Dua by the tip of this yr.
For the final two years, a devoted staff has been engaged on the operational readiness for PFLNG Dua to make sure the mandatory working permits are procured on time and the preparation of the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) procedures, to warrant a seamless transition between the venture and operations part.
The PFLNG Dua can produce 1.5 million tonnes of LNG every year and will likely be one of many world’s first floating deep-water LNG vessels able to reaching distant, stranded and marginal gasoline reserves, positioned as much as 1,500 meters water depth.
Commenting on the sail-away, Petronas Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Gas & New Energy, Adnan Zainal Abidin stated, “With the PFLNG Dua, Petronas continues to reveal its dedication as a progressive power and options accomplice by sustainably constructing its enterprise portfolio. With its skill to achieve distant deep-water gasoline reserves, the PFLNG Dua basically opens up a brand new supply of provide for cleaner power in assembly the rising world demand.”
The PFLNG Dua was efficiently delivered by Petronas along with its companions, JGC Corporation and Samsung Heavy Industries, the consortium answerable for the engineering, procurement, development, set up and commissioning of the floating LNG facility.
In November 2019, the PFLNG Dua was formally named by its Lady Sponsor, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, spouse of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
(Source: Petronas – Image: PFLNG Dua underneath development in South Korea)
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