Petronas adds three vessels to Shell-led LNG Canada project

Petronas to expand fleet with three additional LNG carriers Shell-led LNG Canada Terminal launch in Kitimat, British Columbia.

The 174,000m³ vessel was built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.

Malaysian local news agency Bernama report These vessels currently represent the largest in Petronas’ diverse fleet.

Other media reports said Petronas had three vessels Puteri Sejinjan, Puteri Masri and Puteri Mayang – was recently named at the HD Hyundai Heavy Industries plant in Ulsan, South Korea.

The Malaysian Embassy in Korea statement These LNG carriers are Petronas Capabilities This is to ensure efficient delivery of LNG and meet the growing demand for LNG worldwide.

The addition of this fleet brings Petronas’ total fleet size in North America to six vessels, increasing ahead of the scheduled start-up of LNG Canada’s gas export facility later this year.

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according to BernamaWith the arrival of these new vessels, “PETRONAS strengthens its commitment to delivering this much-needed fuel to its customers. [in a] According to a company statement, this is a “cost-effective and reliable method.”

Petronas owns a 25% stake in the LNG Canada plant in Kitimat, British Columbia on Canada’s west coast.

The initiative works with prominent energy companies such as: shellPetronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Ltd. and KOGAS.

One of the most important Energy Investment Approved in late 2018, LNG Canada, Canada’s first-ever LNG project with a reported price tag of $40 billion (C$54.53 billion), could transform the country’s position in the global LNG market.

According to LNG Canada’s website, construction is “progressing safely and steadily toward completion” and the project “remains on track to deliver its first cargo by the middle of the century.”

The facility is a long-term asset and with a 40-year export licence it will be able to initially export up to 14 million tonnes of LNG per year, the company added.

Petronas added that this “strategic expansion of its LNG fleet not only strengthens the company’s preparations for the upcoming launch of LNG Canada, but also underscores its commitment as a progressive energy partner providing low-carbon solutions to its customers.” Bernama.


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