Wison Offshore & Marine has signed an agreement with KBR for cooperation in connection with Kumul Petroleum Holdings’ floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Under the agreement, the companies will work on a 1.5Mtpa FLNG liquefaction unit related to the project.

The move comes after KBR received a contract from Kumul Petroleum in August this year to offer conceptual development and feasibility study services for an energy hub in the Kikori region of the Gulf Province of PNG.

“Under the agreement, the companies will work on a 1.5Mtpa FLNG liquefaction unit related to the project.”

Wison Offshore & Marine CEO Ying CUI said: “We’re confident that the combination of both parties’ strengths will create the best value for our clients by providing them with more cost-effective and quality solutions to lower the overall investment of FLNG project.”

In relation to the Kikori Energy Hub (KEH) contract, KBR is required to provide location and technology screening studies for an LNG liquefaction and regional export facility, 180MW power generation facility, methanol process facility and other associated facilities.

KBR Asia-Pacific president Greg Conlon said: “KBR is very pleased to be associated with Wison Offshore & Marine in developing a significant nation-building project for PNG and looks forward to further strengthening our relationship with Wison.”

The KEH is said to be an extension of Kumul’s Western Pipeline project that is directed at connecting oil and gas fields in the country’s western provinces to the coast for export.