Malaysia’s Petronas announced Feb. 22 it will add a ninth LNG train to its Bintulu, Sarawak, complex on Borneo. The train with have a nameplate capacity of 3.6 million tonnes/year and bring total capacity at the site to 27.6 million tpy.
Offshore fields in Sarawak will produce feed gas for the new train up to 850 MMcfd. Plant start-up targets fourth-quarter 2015.
Petronas awarded a frontend engineering and design contract to JGC Corp. and to a joint venture between Japan’s Chiyoda Corp. and Italy’s Saipem. The engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the new train will be awarded to one of these two entities upon completion of the FEED.
Platts LNG reported a final investment decision about the train will come by first-quarter 2013.