Seoul: Petronas has launched the hull of its first floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG 1) facility at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. The facility, scheduled to be completed in Q4 of 2015, will be the world’s first floating LNG facility in operation.
The launch saw the 365 m long hull – equivalent to three NFL football fields in length – float out at a dock and launched to anchor at a quayside of DSME shipyard where the facility is being constructed.
The PFLNG1 vessel, also known as PFLNG SATU, will be moored in Malaysia’s Kanowit gas field, 180 km offshore Sarawak and will produce 1.2m tonnes of LNG per year. [08/04/14]