KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has awarded a US$2 billion (RM6.24 billion) contract to JGC Corp of Japan for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) works for the construction of the ninth train at Petronas' liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Bintulu, Sarawak.
The work is expected to be completed by end-2015.
According to JGC, its Malaysian subsidiary, JGC Malaysia Sdn Bhd, has secured the contract from Petronas LNG 9 Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petronas, for the EPCC works for the construction of the LNG train and related facilities in the Bintulu LNG complex.
Over the past 30 years, JGC has performed the EPCC for the existing eight trains at the Bintulu LNG complex and has executed rejuvenation projects to increase the plant's production capacity.
"This additional train, Train 9, will have a capacity of about 3.6 million tonnes of LNG per year and its feedstock will be supplied from Petronas' newly developed offshore gas fields, off the coast of Sarawak," JGC said.
In January last year, two groups, including JGC, were invited to take part in the design competition for the front-end engineering design (Feed) and EPCC early works for this project.
The Feed packages were then put through a rigorous technical and commercial evaluation to select the winning contractor, leading to the award of the EPCC contract.
JGC is currently involved in four LNG engineering, procurement and construction projects in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea; two Feed projects for floating LNG facilities in Malaysia and Indonesia; and Feed works for an onshore LNG plant in Mozambique.