Papua New Guinea LNG contract awarded


Japan’s Yokohama-based Chiyoda Corp. has been awarded the engineering procurement construction (EPC) competition contract for ExxonMobil’s Papua New Guinea (PNG) LNG plant and associated facilities.

The EPC contract will include the facilities for inlet processing, treating, liquefaction, storage and loading of 6.3 million tonnes (6.93 million tons) per annum of LNG.

The contract will be awarded in late 2009, with construction to begin in 2010, according to a report from news agency EnergyCurrent.

The plant will be constructed around 20km (12 miles) northwest of Port Moresby on the Gulf of Papua.

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