JGC Holdings Corporation (Representative Director, Chairman and CEO Masayuki Sato) announced today that JGC Corporation (Representative Director and President Yutaka Yamazaki), which operates the overseas Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) business of the JGC Group, together with consortium partner Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has been awarded the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for a nearshore Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility project in Malaysia planned by Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company.
In October 2021, PETRONAS called for a FEED competition of a nearshore FLNG facility with a minimum production capacity of 2 million tons of LNG per annum using feed gas supplied via an existing pipeline from offshore gas fields in Sabah, Malaysia.
JGC will be responsible for the engineering work for the FLNG topside as well as the management of the overall project whereas SHI will be responsible for the FLNG hull engineering work. Upon completion of the FEED competition, the EPC contract will be awarded by PETRONAS, subject to Final Investment Decision (FID), to the successful contractor.
Since the 1980’s, the JGC Group has executed EPC projects for all nine trains of the LNG plants at PETRONAS LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak that has an annual production capacity of approximately 29 million tons per annum. In recent years, the Group has been working with PETRONAS to improve the productivity of these plants. Furthermore, JGC-SHI was also the consortium behind the development of PETRONAS' second FLNG facility, PFLNG Dua, which is the world’s first deep-water FLNG facility currently in production.
For this present project, JGC Group aims to leverage on its extensive track record in plant construction and strong relationship of trust with PETRONAS to compete for the award of the EPC contract.