China’s Wison Offshore & Marine has signed a memorandum with Houston-based LNG engineering firm KBR for cooperation on a floating LNG liquefaction unit in Southeast Asia.
Both parties will collaborate with each other on a mutually exclusive basis for Kumul Petroleum’s FLNG project in Papua New Guinea.
In September 2016, Wison completed the performance test for the world’s first barge-based FLNG at its Nantong yard, marking for the first time in history LNG had been produced onboard a floating facility.
KBR was awarded a contract by Kumul Petroleum in August last year for the conceptual development and feasibility study services for an energy hub in the Kikori region of the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea.
“We’re looking forward to a fruitful cooperation between Wison and KBR. We’re confident that the combination of both parties’ strengths will create the best value for our clients by providing them with more cost-effective and quality solutions to lower the overall investment of FLNG project,” said Ying Cui, CEO of Wison Offshore & Marine.
“KBR is very pleased to be associated with Wison Offshore & Marine in developing a significant nation-building project for Papua New Guinea and looks forward to further strengthening our relationship with Wison,” added Greg Conlon, KBR’s Asia Pacific president.