The Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila (AG&P) has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its LNG terminal in Batangas Bay in Luzon, the Philippines, to McDermott International subsidiary CB&I Storage Solutions.
AG&P received the ‘Notice to Proceed’ for the LNG import and regasification terminal from the Philippines Department of Energy in March 2021. The terminal will have an initial regasification capacity of 3 million tpa, a scalable onshore regasification capacity of 420 million scfd and around 200,000 m3 of storage capacity.
CB&I will build the first of two 60,000 m3 full containment steel LNG tanks, and will also carry out geotechnical investigation, soil improvement, foundation and topside platform structure, pre-commissioning, purging and commissioning work. The mechanical work is expected to be complete in Q3 2023, and the purging and commissioning work will follow.
‘We are proud to support AG&P in the delivery of the Philippines’ first LNG import terminal. The design of this first-of-a-kind full containment steel LNG tank highlights our innovation and technology leadership in the LNG storage industry and positions CB&I Storage Solutions to serve the growing small-scale LNG market in Asia and other regions with similar demands,’ says Cesar Canals, senior vice president of CB&I Storage Solutions. ‘We have an extensive history of executing world-class projects in the Philippines and are confident in our ability to deliver this tank safely, on time and within budget.’
Roeland Uytdewilligen, project director of AG&P says that he is ‘confident’ that AG&P have made the right choice for the ‘technically advanced and challenging project’.