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Petronas makes its mark with first FLNG cargo

The PFLNG Satu has shipped its first cargo, but it is still too early to say how significant floating liquefaction will be for Petronas The PFLNG Satu has shipped its first cargo, but it is still too early to say how significant floating liquefaction will be for Petronas.
By Damon Evans 20 April 2017 0 25554
The PFLNG Satu. The vessel is ramping up to its 1.2 mtpa capacity. (Petronas)

All eyes are on Petronas’s pioneering FLNG technology after the Malaysian NOC shipped its maiden cargo from the world’s first producing floating liquefaction vessel. 

Initial reports suggested the cargo, which was shipped in early April, was heading to South Korea. However, a spokesman for Petronas told reporters at the Gastech conference in Japan recently that it is bound for “a south Asian market”.

The vessel, named the PFLNG Satu, is expected to produce around 10 cargoes in 2017 and ramp up to capacity by 2018, according to...