EWC’s Philippines LNG projects nearing start-up
Energy World Corporation that is developing the first LNG hub in the Philippines revealed that the Sengkang liquefied natural gas project is on track to begin commercial operation within the FY 2015.
The project’s key equipment, including four cold-boxes, compressors and ancillary equipment are already installed on site, the company revealed in a recent report.
The LNG storage tank has been fully slipformed and is now subject to fit out. Jetty works have been finalised and loading arms have been installed. The interconnecting pipe work and the installation of the control and instrumentation systems are being completed.
EWC added that PT PLN (Persero), responsible for providing the power supply to the Sengkang LNG project, has completed the first phase of interconnecting transmission systems and is on track to supply power to site prior to the project’s commercial operation.
According to the filing, EWC is currently engaged in LNG off-take discussions with PLN for its power operations in eastern Indonesia. SKK Migas has also recently confirmed the allocation of gas from the Wasambo fields for these developments.
Stewart W. G. Elliott, EWC’s chairman, managing director and chief executive officer said the Philippines LNG hub and associated works are in an advanced stage of construction. The LNG storage tank walls are complete and construction of the dome top roof has been completed.
Formation of the jetty with rock armouring is also complete. Installation of the jetty’s loading arms has been completed while site buildings and supporting infrastructure are in advanced stages of construction.
For the LNG-fired power project in Pagbilao, the two 200MW gas turbines have been placed onto their permanent foundations and erection of auxiliary equipment is now in progress.
Elliott said works are ongoing to bring the turbines into commercial operation as soon as possible after financial close of the project financing with the target date of the first unit being brought into commercial operation by March 2016 and the second unit by June 2016. The power plant will source regasified LNG from the company’s Philippines LNG hub when it is completed in early 2016.
EWC is looking to secure LNG supply from a temporary floating storage unit.
LNG World News Staff; Image: EWC