by IZZAT RATNA/FILE PIX
The second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in Sabah 84% completed and slated for pre-commissioning by middle of 2019.
Petronas VP of LNG Adnan Zainal Abidin said the FLNG 2 project is slightly ahead of schedule than anticipated, of which major modules are planned for earnest lifting in April this year.
“We hope to lift the entire 16 modules by October this year and shortly after, we will start to commence the integration work as these modules need to be connected with one and another,” he told The Malaysian Reserve (TMR) on the sidelines of the Offshore Technology Conference Asia—Special session on FLNG in Kuala Lumpur earlier today.
“As such, we are planning to put it in pre-commissioning towards the middle of 2019, in preparation for sail away by 2020. I hope to complete the entire construction of the facility earlier but at the moment, we are confident for everything to be completed within the stipulated time-frame,” he added.
The FLNG 2 facility will enable liquefaction, production and offloading of natural gas in the Rotan field, 240 km off the coast of Sabah upon completion. It is set to have a processing capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).
Petronas loaded its first cargo from the FLNG Facility 1 in East Malaysia last year, becoming the first company to produce LNG from a floating production unit.