Petronas Launches Hull of its PFLNG 1 Facility at DSME's Okpo Shipyard

Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) reported Monday that it has launched the hull of its first floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG 1) facility at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.

The facility, targeted for completion in the fourth quarter of 2015, will be the world’s first floating LNG facility in operation. The launch took place April 5, with the 1,197-foot (365-meter)-long hull floated out at a dock and launched to anchor at a quayside of DSME shipyard where the facility is being constructed.

"This phase marks another milestone in the development of the facility and signifies the near-completion of hull construction works, less than 10 months since the cutting of the first steel in June 2013," Petronas said in a company release.

“It is an impressive achievement that we launch the hull within a short time frame following the keel laying process that began Jan. 6 ... Petronas is currently working closely with its strategic partners, Technip and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to ensure that the project is delivered safely, in accordance to project specification and quality, within cost and on schedule,” Petronas' Vice-President and Venture Director of LNG Projects (Domestic), Gas & Power Business Abdullah Karim said in the press statement.

The PFLNG1 vessel, also known as PFLNG SATU, will be moored in Kanowit gas field, 111 miles (180 kilometers) offshore Sarawak, Malaysia and will produce 1.2 million tons of LNG per year.

 



Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!
Email news@rigzone.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies
Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at news@rigzone.com
 -  Shell to Sell Gabon Onshore Assets for... (Mar 24)
 -  Industry Pros Gather for Offshore Achi... (Mar 24)
 -  Statoil Makes North Sea Oil, Gas Disco... (Mar 24)
 -  Report: Hiring Managers See Salaries S... (Mar 23)
 -  Repsol Chooses Atlas for Onshore, Offs... (Mar 23)


Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Maintenance Assistant
Expertise: Maintenance Technician
Location: Denton
 
Maintenance Electronics Technician
Expertise: Maintenance Technician
Location: Denton
 
Equipment Operator
Expertise: Cementing|Coil Tubing|Maintenance Technician
Location: El Reno
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $50.56/BBL 0.15%
Light Crude Oil : $47.7/BBL 0.70%
Natural Gas : $3.05/MMBtu 1.32%
Updated in last 24 hours