MOL involved in Asia’s first FSRU gas-to-power project

A Japanese consortium including shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) will build and operate an FSRU to be deployed in Indonesia. The Jawa 1 project features Indonesia’s energy giant Pertamina, trading houses Marubeni and Sojitz as well as MOL.

The FSRU will operate in West Java once it has been built and it will send gas to a local power plant, marking Asia’s first gas-to-power project using an FSRU.

The 170,000 cu m FSRU will be built at South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries. No price has been revealed for the vessel.

The FSRU will be placed 14km offshore in the Cilamaya Sea, east of Jakarta. The power plant will be newly constructed on shore near the FSRU site, and connected to the FSRU via a pipeline about 21 km long.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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