KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Petronas has reached another milestone with its Petronas FLNG-1 (PFLNG1) project after successfully lifting the first topside module onto the hull at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’s (DSME’s) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.
The first topside module will house power generation and control function instruments, and weighs 2,000 metric tons (2,205 tons). There are 20 remaining modules weighing a total of 40,000 metric tons (44,092 tons) yet to be installed on the hull, and the lifting is scheduled to be completed in 1Q 2015.
The PFLNG1 vessel will have a capacity of 1.2 mtpa and is 365 m (1,198 ft) in length, 60 m (197 ft) in width, and 33 m (108 ft) in height. DSME and Technip are carrying out the EPC work for the vessel and topsides. PFLNG1 is on schedule to be the world’s first floating LNG facility in operation, and will be deployed on the Kanowit field, located 180 km (112 mi) offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
Petronas is the operator of the PFLNG1 project with a 60% share, partnered by Malaysia International Shipping Co. (30%) and Mustang Engineering (10%).