Deep Orient

Petronas Carigali has awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract to Technip for the tie-in of Petronas first floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG1) facility.

Under the contract, Technip will tie-in the facility to KAKG-A central processing platform in Kanowit field, which is located 200km offshore Bintulu, East Malaysia, at a water depth of around 80m.

Technip will be responsible for the procurement and installation of a 3.2km flexible flowline between the existing KAKG-A platform to the PFLNG1 riser, while scope of work also includes modification and tie-in at the platform.

"With this award, we are able to offer to Petronas a competitive solution through our unique vertically integrated value chain for subsea infrastructures."

The work will be executed by Technip’s operating centre located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Asiaflex Products, the company’s manufacturing facility in Tanjung Langsat, Johor will manufacture the flexible flowline, which in turn would be installed by the Deep Orient, the group’s multipurpose vessel.

According to Technip, the installation campaign is slated for completion in late 2015.

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Technip in Asia Pacific president KK Lim said: "With this award, we are able to offer to Petronas a competitive solution through our unique vertically integrated value chain for subsea infrastructures, from the design and manufacture of the flexible pipes up to its installation, using Technip assets."

With a capacity to produce 1.2 million tonnes of LNG a year, the PFLNG1 vessel will help Petronas to unlock gas reserves in remote and stranded fields in Malaysia.

Image: Technip’s multipurpose vessel Deep Orient. Photo: courtesy of Technip.