ABB electrical systems for floating LNG facilities

ABB, the power and automation technology group, won a contract worth more than USD 50M to supply the electrical system for commercial floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facilities to be owned by Malaysian oil and gas company PETRONAS. It will be called PFLNG2. The contract was awarded by Japanese engineering contractor JGC Corporation. JGC is part of a consortium that is building the facility for PETRONAS, along with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) of Korea.

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Under the terms of the contract, ABB will support the optimisation of the facility’s electrical side by designing, manufacturing and supplying transformers, switchboards, motor-control centres and power management system. In addition, ABB will also manage the installation of the equipment and ensure the electrical supply is integrated with systems it is powering.

“ABB is delighted to be selected by JGC for this pioneering project”, said Peter Terwiesch, president of ABB’s Process Automation Division. “FLNG is a market with great potential and we are well placed to deliver to it with our vast experience in floating production, our extensive manufacturing base and innovative solutions in offshore oil and gas. Our fully engineered electrical system solution incorporates the latest technologies adapted to the offshore environment; it is a safe solution that ensures reliable electricity throughout the plant for the PFLNG2 to meet its demanding performance requirements”, he added.

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