Technip wins subsea tie-backs contract for Petronas project

Technip has won a contract from Petronas Carigali for the tie-in of the Malaysian energy company’s first floating LNG (FLNG) facility at the KAKG-A platform in Kanowit field, 200km offshore from Bintulu, East Malaysia.

Technip will procure and install a 3.2-km-long flexible flowline that will connect the existing KAKG-A central processing platform in the oilfield to the FLNG unit’s riser. The contract also includes modification and tie-in works at the platform.

The FLNG vessel, known as PFLNG1, will produce 1.2m tpa of LNG and is part of Petronas’ strategy to unlock Malaysia’s offshore gas reserves in remote locations.

The flexible flowline will be installed by the Technip’s multipurpose vessel, Deep Orient, with completion of instllation expected in late 2015.

The line itself will be manufactured at Asiaflex Products, Technip’s manufacturing facility in Tanjung Langsat, Johor, Malaysia.

“With this award, we are able to offer to Petronas a competitive solution through our unique vertically integrated value chain for subsea infrastructures, from the design and manufacture of the flexible pipes up to its installation, using Technip assets,” KK Lim, president of Technip in Asia Pacific, said in a statement today.

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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