Indonesia: bp ships first cargo from expanded Tangguh LNG facility

bp, on behalf of the Tangguh production sharing contract partners, announced on 18 October that the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced by the new third liquefaction train at the Tangguh LNG facility, in Papua Barat, Indonesia, had safely been loaded and sailed, to be delivered to Indonesia’s state-owned power generator PT PLN (Persero). This marks the start of full commercial operation of the expanded Tangguh LNG facility.

The start-up of Tangguh Train 3 will add 3.8 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG production capacity to the existing two-train facility, bringing total plant capacity to 11.4mtpa. The first cargo of LNG produced by the new train sailed from Tangguh on 18 October to be delivered to PLN’s regasification facility in Arun, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province, Indonesia.

Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, bp’s EVP, gas and low carbon energy said: “Tangguh is important both to bp and to Indonesia. It is expected to account for more than a third of the country’s gas production and make a significant contribution to meeting the country’s growing needs for reliable and affordable energy.”

The Tangguh expansion is the third major project start-up for bp globally in 2023, following start of production from the Mad Dog II project in the US Gulf of Mexico (see bps news, August) and from the MJ field off the east coast of India (see bps news November).

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