Hamworthy regas technology selected in Malaysia

Hamworthy, Press release 21 March 2011 at 14:00 UTC+2

Hamworthy’s expertise in LNG regasification has been rewarded through a new contract to supply the plant for an import facility under construction for Petronas Gas Berhad, in Malaysia, in a deal worth in excess of US$30 million.

Petronas is building LNG regasification facilities with a capacity of 3.8 million tonnes per annum in Mukim Sungai Udang, Melaka, which will import LNG, store it in a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) and vaporize it at a regasification unit.

Tore Lunde, Managing Director of Hamworthy Oil & Gas Systems, said: “With gas being fed direct into the peninsula’s gas distribution network, this project represents another example of the way offshore regasification is increasingly becoming a critical part of the energy supply chain in Asia.

“In principle, the Hamworthy regasification installation will feature similar technology as that supplied in the breakthrough shipboard equipment delivered to Golar Freeze, Golar Winter and the forthcoming Golar Khannur,” said Mr Lunde. “However, the latest regasification module will be placed offshore within a fixed jetty, demonstrating the flexibility of our design.”

Formally contracted by Perunding Ranhill Worley – Muhibbah Consortoium, Hamworthy will deliver the system in January 2012, anticipating overall project commissioning in April 2012.

The Jetty Regas Unit (JRU) will be constructed within Sungai Udang Harbour, 3km away from shore. It will be designed for two permanently moored FSUs (130,000m3 capacity each) and the berthing of an LNG carrier (ranging from 130,000m3 to Q-flex 220,000m3 in capacity).

Mr Lunde said the Hamworthy contract included; complete set of the regas unit, sea water filters and training, which includes use of a simulator at Hamworthy’s premises in Norway. “Hamworthy will provide start-up, commissioning and two years operation, spares, inspection and testing, commissioning assistance at the yard and performance testing,” he said.