Tangguh LNG partners let contract for third train

The BP PLC-led Tangguh partnership has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas to provide equipment for Train 3 of the $12-billion Tangguh LNG expansion project in Teluk Bintuni Regency of Indonesia’s Papua Barat province (OGJ Online, Oct. 22, 2014).

GE Oil & Gas will supply gas turbine-driven compressor strings for the third liquefaction train, which will expand LNG production by 3.8 million tonnes/year, bringing total plant production at Tangguh to 11.4 million tpy, the service provider said.

Alongside on-site support and development of local talent for installation of the LNG train, GE Oil & Gas will deliver the following as part of the contract:

• A low, medium-pressure mixed refrigerant (MR) string that includes one horizontally split centrifugal compressor for low-pressure MR and one barrel-type centrifugal compressor for medium-pressure MR driven by a GE MS7001EA gas turbine and a helper-starter steam turbine.

• A propane, high-pressure MR string that includes one horizontally split centrifugal compressor with side streams for propane and one barrel-type centrifugal compressor for high-pressure MR, also driven by a GE MS7001EA gas turbine and a helper-starter steam turbine.

• A heat-recovery steam generator for each of the two strings.

To be manufactured at GE locations in Greenville, SC, and Florence, Italy, equipment for Train 3 will be ready for shipment to Indonesia in mid-2018, said GE Oil & Gas, which also provided the original equipment for Tangguh’s Trains 1 and 2 (OGJ Online, July 22, 2004).

While it confirmed the majority of LNG production from the new train would be used to supply energy to Indonesia’s domestic market, the service provider did not reveal a value of the contract for its work on the expansion project.

This latest contract award follows the partners’ July announcement of reaching final investment decision for development of the Tangguh expansion, which in addition to Train 3, will include two offshore platforms, 13 production wells, an expanded LNG loading facility, and supporting systems (OGJ Online, July 1, 2016).

The Tangguh LNG project is operated by BP Berau Ltd. on behalf of the other PSC partners as contractor to SKK Migas. BP Berau and its affiliates in Indonesia hold 37.16% interest.

Other Tangguh PSC partners are MI Berau BV 16.3%, CNOOC Muturi Ltd. 13.9%, Nippon Oil Exploration (Berau) Ltd. 12.23%, KG Berau Petroleum Ltd. and KG Wiriagar Petroleum Ltd. 10%, Indonesia Natural Gas Resources Muturi Inc. 7.35%, and Talisman Wiriagar Overseas Ltd. 3.06%.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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