In anticipation of the increase in natural gas demand and to sustain the domestic gas supply, PETRONAS Gas Berhad (PGB) has been entrusted to build, own and operate the country’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regasification Terminal. YAB Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, announced in the 10th Malaysian Plan that PETRONAS will develop an LNG Regasification Terminal in Melaka. The terminal is located in Mukim Sungai Udang, Melaka within the existing PETRONAS area, approximately 3 km offshore Sungai Udang Port.
Proposed Location of LNG Regasification facilities
The terminal is designed to receive, store and vaporize imported LNG with a maximum capacity of 3.8 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). The construction of the terminal is in progress and it will be operational soon this year.
The facilities would be a gateway for the entry of gas sourced worldwide and marks a new era for Malaysia as PETRONAS ventures into importing LNG.
The project is also a significant factor to complement the Company’s Third Party Access (TPA) initiative where all external LNG from shippers are sourced through the facilities, processed into gas molecules and transported through PGB’s Peninsular Gas Utilisation (PGU) pipeline to customers throughout Peninsular Malaysia.
The development of the terminal is divided into three sections, which consist of:
The mechanical completion of the terminal was announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia on 4th June 2012, in conjunction with the launching of the 25th World Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur.
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