Petronas to set up new LNG train in Malaysia

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas said Thursday a new liquefied natural gas train with a capacity of 3.6 million tonnes a year will be built at its LNG complex on the island of Borneo.

Petronas in a statement said it would will help boost total capacity at its LNG plant in Bintulu in Sarawak to 27.6 million tonnes per annum.

LNG plants consist of one or more trains to cool and compress natural gas into liquefied natural gas.

The design contract has been awarded to Japan's JGC Corporation and a partnership of Chiyoda Corporation and Saipem SpA, it said, with the train expected to begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2015.

"The LNG produced from the new train will be exported via the existing storage and loading facilities within the complex," it said.

Petronas said the new LNG train will require up to 850 million standard cubic feet a day of feed gas, which will come from various fields offshore Sarawak.

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