Samudera Indonesia to supply LNG to power plant

Samudera Indonesia to supply LNG to power plant

Samudera Indonesia has won a contract worth $70m to supply LNG to a power plant in Pomalaa, southeast Sulawesi, from 2016 onwards.

Managing director Bani Mulia told press the company would assign one of its 50 ships to serve the plant, operated by state-owned gold miner Aneka Tambang, but did not specify which vessel.

Samudera Indonesia owns 25% of a large LNG carrier, Tangguh Towuti (145,700 cbm, built 2008), as part of a joint venture with Sovcomflot and NYK.

The Indonesian company has set aside $120m with which to buy up to six ships this year, including oil tankers, LNG carriers and container vessels, according to Indonesian press reports.

Samudera is also bidding in a tender for Pertamina’s floating storage regasification project, for which the pre-qualification process is underway.

Pertamina is reportedly looking to acquire its first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for deployment at its planned floating LNG import project in central-east Java.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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