Construction, Commissioning and Delivery of the First of Five 130 000 m3 LNG Tankers for Petronas Tankers Sdn Bhd (eBook)

Published Date

January 1994

Construction, Commissioning and Delivery of the First of Five 130 000 m3 LNG Tankers for Petronas Tankers Sdn Bhd (eBook)

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This papers describes the construction and commisioning of 5 GT tankers, providing detailed specifications of the vessels (8pp)

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With the discovery of more gas offshore Sarawak in the 1980's, PETRONAS carried out a feasibility studies to increase the export of LNG to potential buyers in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. A decision was made that 3 further liquefaction trains were to be added to the existing 3-train plant at MLNG in Bintulu, Sarawak. The studies also showed that a fleet of 5, 130 000 m3, LNG carriers would be needed to export the gas to the potential buyers.

PETRONAS, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PETRONAS Marine (now known as PETRONAS Tankers) was tasked to undertake the acquisition of the LNG carriers. A project team was formed in 1990 to undertake the project and soon after an internationally known company was appointed to act as the technical consultant to the project team. Immediately work was carried out at a rapid pace as the date of delivery of the vessels were fixed for 1994 to 1997. Tenders were sent out to experienced shipyards from various parts of the world such as Japan, France, Italy and Germany. After a series of clarification meetings and negotiations, the award was finally made to Chantiers de I'Atlantique of France at the end of 1990 for 5 Gas Transport membrane-type LNG carriers. Following the contract signing in February 1991,detailed design work and procurement of major equipment and long lead items commenced.

Paper Delivered by:
Rene Barrely (Chantiers de I'Atlantique, France,)
Abdul Aziz Ishak (Petronas Tankers Sdn Bhd, Malaysia)

Prepared for:
Gastech Kuala Lumpur 1994

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: Construction, Commissioning and Delivery of the First of Five 130 000 m3 LNG Tankers for Petronas Tankers Sdn Bhd (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g066
Published Date: January 1994

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