McDermott has secured a contract to build a second LNG storage tank at the Philippines LNG import and regasification terminal, named Philippines LNG (PLNG), in Batangas Bay on the main island of Luzon.

The contract has been awarded to McDermott subsidiary CB&I Storage Solutions by project developer Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila (AG&P).

CB&I will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of a 1,200m³ shop-fabricated double wall LNG bullet and a second 60,000m³ full containment steel LNG tank.

Work includes geotechnical investigation, soil improvement, foundation and topside platform structure, pre-commissioning, purging, and commissioning activities.

CB&I Storage Solutions senior vice president Cesar Canals said: “Our fabrication facility in Thailand specialises in the production of prefabricated storage solutions and will build the LNG bullet for delivery to Batangas.”

AG&P awarded the contract for first LNG storage tank for the PLNG project to CB&I Storage Solutions earlier this year.

AG&P project director Roeland Uytdewilligen said: “It has been a privilege to work in close coordination with CB&I Storage Solutions on the unique design of the first full containment steel LNG tank.

“They continue to be our preferred partner for the development of the second LNG storage tank for our PLNG facility, the first LNG import and regasification terminal in the Philippines.”

CB&I plans to complete mechanical work on the LNG bullet in the first quarter of 2022 while the second tank will be completed in the second quarter of 2024.

Currently under construction, the PLNG will have an initial capacity of up to three million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of regasified LNG.

It will also have a scalable onshore regasification capacity of 420 million standard cubic feet per day of gas and almost 200,000m³ of storage.