Petronas cheers as second FLNG unit sets sail to Malaysia

Petronas’ second floating LNG vessel, the PFLNG Dua, has set sail from South Korea in its maiden voyage to the Rotan gas field, located offshore Sabah, Malaysia.

FLNG Dua; Source: Petronas

The official naming ceremony for the Petronas’ second floating LNG vessel was held at Samsung Heavy Industries’ yard in November 2019 and Petronas reported the vessel sail-away from South Korea on Tuesday, February 18.

The Malaysian company’s first FLNG unit, the PFLNG Satu, started operations at its second location, the Kebabangan cluster field, in May 2019.

The journey will cover 1,840 nautical miles over a course of approximately two-weeks, Petronas said in a social media post on Tuesday.

Once moored at the Rotan gas field, the PFLNG Dua will start its installation, hook-up and commissioning with the ready-for-start-up (RFSU) date earmarked for mid-2020 and provisional acceptance (PA) of the PFLNG Dua by end-2020.

When ready, the PFLNG Dua will be operated by a 120-strong crew and is expected to produce one LNG cargo every fortnight. The PFLNG Dua has the capacity to produce 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum and will be one of the worlds’ first floating deep-water LNG vessels capable of reaching remote, stranded and marginal gas reserves located up to 1,500 meters underwater, according to Petronas.

The PFLNG Dua was constructed by Petronas together with its partners, JGC Corporation and Samsung Heavy Industries, and took approximately 16 million project man-hours to complete since the engineering, procurement, construction, installation & commissioning (EPCIC) contract was awarded in May 2014.

Offshore Energy Today Staff


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