MODEC Delivers Mooring System for PFLNG Satu
SOFEC, a unit of Japan’s MODEC, has completed the engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system contract for Petronas Floating LNG 1 (PFLNG1), MODEC said April 18.
This project included the engineering, supply and delivery of the replacement mooring legs and anchors for the external turret system, MODEC said.
“The original PFLNG Satu installation in 2016 was the world’s first offshore moored FLNG vessel. We are excited to have completed the work for this relocation project and appreciate the confidence which PFLNG1 has shown in SOFEC by awarding the contract to us,” said SOFEC CEO Rick Hall.
The PFLNG Satu has an external turret moored system that was designed to be moored in a water depth ranging from 70 to 200 metres. Last month, PFLNG1 relocated its PFLNG Satu vessel to the Kebabangan cluster field, offshore Sabah. It was previously operating in the Kumang cluster field, offshore Sarawak.
Designed to last up to 20 years without dry-docking, the 365-metre long FLNG Satu is expected to be able to produce 1.2mn metric tons/year of LNG.