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Bintulu LNG Train 9 Begins Production

Bird eyes view of LNG Train 9 in Kidurong, Bintulu.

Bird eyes view of LNG Train 9 in Kidurong, Bintulu.

Recently completed LNG Train 9 had commenced production announced Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas).

The LNG Train 9 is located in the existing Petronas LNG Complex (PLC) at Bintulu.

Train 9 reached the Ready for Start-Up (RFSU) status in June 2016 and has production capacity of 3.6 million tonnes per annum. Commercial operation however is expected in the first quarter of 2017.

The addition of the state-of-the-art liquefaction plant owned by Petronas LNG 9 Sdn Bhd (PL9SB), PLC will now have the capacity to produce approximately 30 million tonnes per annum.

Petronas LNG Assets vice president Dzafri Sham Ahmad said the announcement yesterday was the culmination of a historic journey for Petronas.

PL9SB was incorporated in 2012 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Petronas to own the 9th LNG liquefaction Train at PLC.

JX Nippon Oil & Energy (JX NOE) has recently acquired a 10 per cent stake in PL9SB.

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