State gas distributor PT PGN has appointed Norway-based Liquefied Natural Gas company, Höegh LNG to build the Belawan floating storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU) in North Sumatra, tells JakartaPost on November 7, 2011.
Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Widjajono Partowidagdo told reporters that the company had won the tender and was now eyeing a similar construction project in Central Java.
“They really hope they can also win the tender in Central Java, because they have expertise,” he said after meeting representatives of the company at his office in Jakarta on Monday.
PGN said earlier that the Belawan FSRUs would be able to process 1.5 million tons of gas per year, 60 to 70 percent of which would be allocated to state electricity producer PT PLN with the remainder slated for business in North Sumatra.
LNG for the terminal will come from the Tangguh LNG plant in Papua. Widjajono estimated that it would begin operation in 2013.