KUALA LUMPUR — April 25, 2019: Petronas LNG Ltd. (PLL) is now offering commercial gassing up and cooling down (GUCD) services at the liquefied natural gas Regasification Terminal Pengerang through a collaboration with Pengerang LNG (Two) Sdn. Bhd.
The terminal is owned by PLNG2, a joint-venture by Petronas Gas Berhad, Dialog LNG Sdn. Bhd. and Permodalan Darul Ta’zim Sdn. Bhd.
Petronas said in a statement today that the recent completion of the GUCD for Petronas vessel Puteri Zamrud Satu marked a significant milestone.
The GUCD took place after Puteri Zamrud Satu’s departure from the Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering dry dock at Pasir Gudang.
PLL chief executive officer Ezhar Yazid Jaafar said the GUCD services solidified Petronas’ position as a progressive LNG solutions partner, offering flexible and diversified solutions.
This operation signifies the first of many potential utilisation of GUCD services at the RGTP by other LNG vessel operators and owners due to its strategic location along the Straits of Johor.
GUCD is a specialised service to displace the inert gas from an LNG vessel’s storage tanks for it to be cooled down to cryogenic temperature (minus 160 degrees Celsius). This process is required for LNG vessels, typically post dry dock, before the vessel’s next cargo loading.
PLL also signed a marine services agreement with Johor Port Berhad (JPB) to provide marine services, which include attractive tariffs to LNG vessels utilising the GUCD services at RGTP.
The collaborative effort with JPB and Johor Port Authority is expected to encourage more vessel operators and owners to utilise the services due to its close proximity to shipyards in Malaysia and Singapore.
RGTP is Malaysia’s second LNG regasification terminal after the one in Sungai Udang, built primarily to serve the refinery and petrochemical customers at the Pengerang Integrated Complex. It has two LNG storage tanks with a capacity of 400,000 cubic metres. — Bernama