Taichung LNG expansion FEED awarded to DGPS
DGPS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Osaka Gas, has been awarded front end engineering & design (FEED) contract for the expansion of the Taichung LNG receiving terminal in Taiwan.
Daigas Gas and Power Solution (DGPS) has received FEED and technical consulting service contracts specifically for the Phase 4 expansion project of Taichung LNG.
CPC Corporation owns and operates the LNG receiving terminal.
The Taiwanese government has been pursuing an energy policy that targets nuclear power phase-out and reduction of GHG emissions. Under this, the government is planning to increase the share of LNG in power generation to 50 per cent by 2025. Therefore, CPC is expanding its LNG regasification and storage capacity in tandem with the plan.
The Phase 4 expansion project includes building four LNG storage tanks, each with 180,000 kl storage capacity. In addition, it includes regasification facilities and a jetty for LNG tankers.
After the completion in 2029, the LNG handling capacity of Taichung LNG will increase to 13 million tonnes per annum.
DGPS’s experience with CPC dates back to 1990 when Osaka Gas provided technical support for the Yung-An LNG terminal. Since then, it took part in CPC’s LNG receiving terminals.
This is including the ongoing technical consulting service for the construction of CPC’s third LNG receiving terminal in Guantang, Taoyuan City.