In Singapore, the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is progressing, with the government currently studying potential sites in the eastern part of the nation.
This will be Singapore’s second LNG terminal. The first, operated by Singapore LNG Corp., is built on Jurong Island and has a capacity of 6 million tonnes a year in its three tanks. Throughput capacity at this facility will be expanded to around 11 million tonnes a year by 2017 when a fourth tank has been built. Samsung C&T was awarded the construction contract for this additional storage tank in August.
‘We have not firmed the location yet because there are many technical aspects that need to be assessed. The government agencies are evaluating a few alternative options to see what may be the most suitable because our first terminal in Jurong does have capacity to be filled,’ S Iswaran, Singapore’s second minister for trade and industry, was reported to have said. ‘We want to make sure that the sites we choose are sustainable and also fit in with the larger land development for the area.’
It is hoped the new terminal ‘will help to ensure that we have sufficient infrastructural capacity to accommodate domestic gas demand and associated activities in the long run’, Iswaran added.