AG&P taps McDermott to deliver giant tanks for LNG terminal

Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila Inc. awarded to McDermott International Ltd.’s CB&I Storage Solutions a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a liquefied natural gas storage tank on its LNG import and re-gasification terminal in Batangas province.

“We are proud to support AG&P in the delivery of the Philippines’ first LNG import terminal. The design of this first-of-a-kind full containment steel LNG tank highlights our innovation and technology leadership in the LNG storage industry and positions CB&I Storage Solutions to serve the growing small-scale LNG market in Asia and other regions with similar demands,” CB&I Storage Solutions senior vice president Cesar Canals said in a statement.

CB&I Storage Solutions will provide the first of two 60,000-cubic-meter full containment steel LNG tanks along with geotechnical investigation, soil improvement, foundation and topside platform structure, pre-commissioning, purging and commissioning activities.

“We have an extensive history of executing world-class projects in the Philippines and are confident in our ability to deliver this tank safely, on time and within budget,” Canals said.

“We are confident we made the right choice to work in close cooperation with CB&I Storage Solutions on this technically advanced and challenging project,” said AG&P project director Roeland Uytdewilligen.

CB&I Storage Solutions is the world’s leading designer and builder of storage facilities, tanks and terminals while McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry.

The Department of Energy recently issued the notice to proceed to AG&P for the development of the LNG import and regasification terminal in Batangas called the Philippines LNG.

PLNG will store and dispatch LNG to power plant, industrial and commercial customers and other consumers, opening up for the country a new era of clean and efficient fuel.

PLNG will have an initial capacity to deliver up to 3 metric tons per annum of regasified LNG, with additional capacity for liquid distribution.

PLNG will also have scalable onshore regasification capacity of 420 million cubic feet per day and almost 200,000 cubic meter of storage that will ensure high availability and reliability of natural gas for customers.

AG&P said it completed pre-development work for PLNG and expects to commission the project by next year.

“We are excited about this critical step in bringing AG&P’s Philippines LNG import terminal online. AG&P is working to bring this safe, environmentally-friendly, competitive fuel to our customers by the summer of 2022 and hope that the wide availability of natural gas will spur manufacturing and jobs in the Philippines,” said Karthik Sathyamoorthy, president of AG&P LNG Terminals & Logistics.

AG&P is a global leader in developing and running LNG and gas logistics and distribution solutions. It is partly-owned by Osaka Gas and Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Topics: Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company , LNG terminal , AG&P
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