SapuraKencana and GE score Petronas FLNG contract
Malaysia’s SapuraKencana informed it has through a joint venture with GE Oil and Gas secured a contract to work on two Petronas’ floating LNG units, PFLNG1 and PFLNG2.
SapuraKencana GE Oil & Gas Services Sdn Bhd has been awarded by Petronas Floating LNG1 a contract for “comprehensive maintenance of GE-supplied turbomachinery equipment under a long-term service agreement,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.
This comprises the provision of maintenance services for GE-supplied aeroderivative gas turbines, centrifugal compressors and electric generators and electric motors. The contract is for a period of 10 years with an option to extend for an additional period of five years.
Petronas’ first FLNG unit, PFLNG1 is currently being built at South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo.
Once completed, the FLNG will be moored in Kanowit gas field, located 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak, Malaysia and will produce 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per year. It is expected to commence operations in 2016.
The Malaysian energy giant is also progressing with its second floating LNG facility that is being built at Samsung Heavy Industry’s shipyard on Geoje Island.
The second FLNG unit, PFLNG2 will have a 1.5 mtpa production capacity and is expected to commission in 2018.