Norway-based Hoegh, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation and services company, is optimistic the construction of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), to be operated by state-owned gas distributor Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN), will be completed in 2014, an executive has said.
Hoegh LNG Asia Pte. Ltd. managing director Ragnar Wisloff said on Wednesday that the FSRU was now under construction at the shipyard of the world’s top shipbuilder, South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The terminal will have a storage capacity of 170,000 cubic meters of LNG and a capacity to process 2 million tons of LNG per year, he added. “PGN have already gone to Korea to cut the ribbon to start the construction. The vessel [FSRU] is now being built,” Wisloff told The Jakarta Post in Jakarta.
In addition to the FSRU, the executive said there would also be a pipeline from the vessel to the shore and other equipment to hold the ship in position.
According to PGN, an FSRU was initially planned to establish in Belawan. However, after state-owned oil-and-gas firm Pertamina revealed that it would convert the Arun LNG plant in Aceh into a receiving terminal, the government thought a conversion was more economical than building a new FSRU and decided to relocate the FSRU to Lampung.