At South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), first steel was cut yesterday for the hull of Petronas’ first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.
Upon start-up at the end of 2015, this facility will have the capacity to produce 1.2 million tons per year (mtpa) of LNG and will boost Malaysia’s total LNG production capacity to 26.9 mtpa from 25.7 mtpa currently. The facility will be moored about 180 kilometres off the coast of Bintulu, Sarawak, off the northern coast of Borneo.
More about the design of FLNG facilities can be read here: Going Big with Floating LNG
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