Tuesday, 27 January 2015
BY: TOH KAR INN
PETALING JAYA: JGC Corp has won an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract worth about 60 billion yen (RM1.83bil) from Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) subsidiary Petronas LNG 9 Sdn Bhd.
The contract is for the expansion of Petronas liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex (PLC) in Bintulu, Sarawak.
JGC Corp, a global engineering company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.
The EPCC work is associated with the expansion of LNG storage and shipping facilities at the PLC, which is one of the world’s largest LNG production facilities with eight production trains with a combined capacity of 25.7 million tonnes per annum.
The contract calls for EPCC work related to piping and associated facilities construction, which connects the six existing LNG storage tanks to the seventh new LNG storage tank with shipping facilities. This includes the piping that connects the LNG rundown lines from the existing LNG trains with the LNG rundown line from the ninth LNG train that is currently under construction.
JGC has constructed all existing eight trains at the PLC since the 1980s, and is currently executing EPCC work on the ninth train. JGC has also continued to work on the rejuvenation, expansion and revamping projects at the PLC.
The project will help stabilise Malaysia’s capacity to export LNG, and in turn support the nation’s continuing economic growth. Besides that, the project is vital for Japan’s energy security, as Japan is presently relying on Malaysia for more than 15% of its total LNG imports.
JGC has been responsible for the construction of LNG plants worldwide.