Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas has reported that its first floating LNG (FLNG) facility, PFLNG Satu, has sailed from South Korea for its location on the Kanowit gas field offshore Sarawak.
The 365-m, 132,000-tonne vessel was towed from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. shipyard in Okpo at the weekend to begin its 2,120 nautical mile journey to Malaysia.
Once there it will be moored at Kanowit, 180 km offshore Sarawak, hooked up, and commissioned.
Construction began on the project in June 2013. The vessel hull was launched in April 2014 after which some 22 modular systems were installed within on the topside of the facility.
The vessel is designed to operate in water depths of 70-200 m and has a processing capacity of 1.2 million tonnes/year of LNG. It has a crew of 145.
News of the PFLNG Satu’s voyage comes just 2 weeks after Petronas launched the hull of its second FLNG vessel (PFLNG2) at Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje Island, South Korea, at the end of April (OGJ Online, Mar. 1, 2016).