The Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company of Manila (AG&P) has awarded a second 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.
CB&I won the contract from AG&P to build the first 60,000 m3 full containment steel LNG tank in April, and under the new contract, will build a second 60,000 m3 full containment steel LNG tank and a 1,200 m3 shop-fabricated double wall LNG bullet at the Philippines LNG site. CB&I will also carry out a geotechnical investigation, and soil improvement, foundation and topside platform structure, pre-commissioning, purging and commissioning activities.
CB&I expects to complete the mechanical work on the LNG bullet by Q1 2022 and by Q2 2024 for the LNG tank. It will then carry out purging and commissioning activities.
‘It has been a privilege to work in close coordination with CB&I Storage Solutions on the unique design of the first full containment steel LNG tank,’ says Roeland Uytdewilligen, project director of AG&P. ‘They continue to be our preferred partner for the development of the second LNG storage tank for our PLNG facility, the first LNG import and regasification terminal in the Philippines.’
Philippines LNG will have an initial regasification capacity of 3 million tpa and will also have capacity for liquid distribution. It will have a scalable onshore regasification capacity of 420 million scfd and around 200,000 m3 of storage capacity. The Philippines Department of Energy greenlit AG&P’s plans for the terminal in March 2021.