Regasification order from Malaysia

22 Mar 2011
Hamworthy regasification equipment

Hamworthy regasification equipment

Hamworthy says it has received a major contract for LNG regasification technology for a new import facility under construction for Petronas Gas Berhad, in Malaysia, in a deal worth in excess of $30 million.

Petronas is building LNG regasification facilities with a capacity of 3.8 million tonnes per annum in Mukim Sungai Udang, Melaka, which will import LNG, store it in a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) and vaporise it at a regasification unit. The Hamworthy scope of supply includes the complete regas unit, sea water filters, start-up, commissioning and a two-year operation, spares inspection and testing programme. The company will in addition provide trainin, including the use of a simulator at Hamworthy’s premises in Norway.

Tore Lunde, managing director of Hamworthy Oil & Gas Systems, said: “With gas being fed direct into the peninsula’s gas distribution network, this project represents another example of the way offshore regasification is increasingly becoming a critical part of the energy supply chain in Asia. In principle, the Hamworthy regasification installation will feature similar technology to that supplied in the breakthrough shipboard equipment delivered to Golar Freeze, Golar Winter and the forthcoming Golar Khannur. However, the latest regasification module will be placed offshore within a fixed jetty, demonstrating the flexibility of our design.”

Formally contracted by Perunding Ranhill Worley – Muhibbah Consortium, Hamworthy will deliver the system in January 2012, anticipating overall project commissioning in April 2012. The jetty regas unit (JRU) will be constructed within Sungai Udang Harbour, 3km offshore. It will be designed for two permanently moored FSUs (of 130,000m3 capacity each) and the berthing of one LNG carrier, ranging from 130,000m3 to Q-flex 220,000m3 in capacity.

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