Petronas lets contract for Kanowit field FLNG work

Malaysian state-owned Petronas has let a contract to France’s Technip for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning, and tie-in of the PFLNG1 (Satu) floating LNG (FLNG) facility to the KAKG-A platform in Kanowit field. Kanowit lies in 80 m of water 200 km offshore eastern Malaysia.

Petronas early in 2014 reached a final investment decision for a second FLNG project, PFLNG2 (OGJ Online, Feb. 14, 2014). PFLNG2 will be moored at Rotan gas field on deepwater Block H, offshore Sabah, and is to produce 1.5 million tonnes/year of LNG. It is to be ready for start-up by early 2018, the company said.

This recent contract also involves modification and tie-in works at KAKG-A and the procurement and installation of a 3.2-km flexible flowline between the existing central processing platform to the FLNG riser.

The contract will be run out of Technip’s operating center in Kuala Lumpur while the flowline will be manufactured at Asiaflex Products, Technip’s manufacturing facility in Malaysia.

The multipurpose vessel Deep Orient will be used for the installation work, which is slated for completion late this year.

PFLNG1 will produce 1.2 million tonnes/year of LNG. The vessel is scheduled to leave its South Korean construction yard by yearend and begin producing gas off Sarawak by April 2016.

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