Petronas Selects GE's Compressor Technology for FLNG Project

GE Oil and Gas said Monday that it has entered an agreement with Petronas to supply gas turbine-driven compressor train technology for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility being developed off the coast of Sarawak, Malaysia.

The start-up of the 1.2 million tones per annum (mtpa) FLNG, the first of its kind in Asia, is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015. It will be moored 112 miles (180 kilometers) off the coast of Bintulu. Once on stream, the facility will boost Malaysia's total LNG production to 26.9 mtpa, up from the country's present LNG production of 25.7 mtpa.

GE is scheduled to deliver its equipment to Malaysia in August 2013.

The FLNG is part of a greenfield project, known also as the Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT). The project involves developing deep-water fields, evacuating oil and gas via a network of submarine pipelines to an onshore terminal, exporting crude oil and condensate via the proposed marine facilities of the SOGT and supplying feed gas via onshore pipeline to the liquefaction plants in Bintulu.



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