Kuala Lumpur: American class society ABS has been selected by Malaysian energy giant Petronas to class its second floating LNG facility to be built at Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries.
"This is a very significant award for us," said ABS chairman and ceo Christopher J. Wiernicki. "It also is the natural next step for an organization that is widely recognized as the leader in the classification of offshore production units and LNG ships."
The offshore structure is scheduled to see first gas production in early 2018, and will be moored via an external turret on the deepwater Rotan gas field offshore Sabah, Malaysia. Designed to produce 1.5m metric tons of LNG per year, the vessel is expected to operate on site for a minimum of 20 years without dry docking. [06/05/14]