Chiyoda nets contract for Kumul’s floating LNG power project in PNG

Japanese engineering firm Chiyoda has secured a contract from Papua New Guinea’s national oil and gas company Kumul for a floating LNG power plant.

Under the deal, Chiyoda said it would perform design development and engineering for a new floating, storage, regasification and power generation (FSRP) facility.

Moreover, the FSRP will have the capacity to generate 75 MW of power that will go to the local transmission grid. It will also feature 140,000 cbm of LNG storage capacity.

The facility will be able to unload LNG to small-scale vessels for onward distribution to local power generation locations but also to regasify and send the fuel via pipeline for local heavy industrial power generation, Chiyoda said.

The FSRP will be located on the northern coast of PNG, close to Lae, bringing much needed power generation to the area which includes some of the country’s key resources projects.

Chiyoda says this project is an important step towards meeting the demand and supply requirement set out in the PNG 2030 strategic plan. The plan has set goals of connecting 70% of the PNG population to secure electricity by 2030.

“Based on Chiyoda’s experience in PNG and its expertise of FSRP facilities, Chiyoda will provide KPHL with a wealth of engineering expertise in partnership with Moss Maritime of Norway and Nippon Yusen Kaisha for the first of the contracts,” the firm said.

Chiyoda did not disclose financial details of the contract.

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