Malaysian energy giant Petronas said its first floating LNG producing unit, the PFLNG 1 reached its destination, the Kanowit gas field, offshore Sarawak.
The unit, named PFLNG Satu, left the South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo on May 14.
Following a 2,120 nautical miles journey, the PFLNG Satu reached its destination on May 30, Petronas said.
It will be the world’s first floating LNG producing facility once it starts production in Kanowit gas field, located 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, during the year.
The 365-metre long structure will be able to produce 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per year and is designed for water depths between 70 metres to 200 metres deep with 145 crew onboard.
Floating LNG producing units will be game changers in the LNG industry as they pave the way to unlocking gas reserves from remote, marginal and stranded gas fields, which would otherwise be uneconomical to develop.
LNG World News Staff