First Gen Corp.has picked Australia’s McConnell Dowell as the engineering, procurement and construction contactor for its planned offshore liquefied natural gas terminal in Batangas.
The project, which will be undertaken by wholly owned unit FGEN LNG Corp., consists of the modification of the existing jetty that will enable it to become a multi-purpose one and the construction of an adjunct onshore gas receiving facility.
“This was a difficult decision that has been reached after the completion of an extensive tendering process… We know that McConnell Dowell has extensive international experience building similar LNG facilities in Australia and Southeast Asia, and, they will be assisted by the fact that they constructed the existing liquid fuel jetty at the First Gen Clean Energy Complex,” Fgen said
The project will allow FGEN LNG to accelerate its ability to introduce LNG to the Philippines as early as third quarter of 2022, to serve the natural gas requirements of existing and future gas-fired power plants of third parties and FGEN LNG affiliates
Construction of the project will commence within the fourth quarter.
FGEN LNG is preparing to issue a binding invitation to tender for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) upon completion of its ongoing non-binding process. Three experienced FSRU providers, BW Gas Limited, GasLog LNG Services Ltd., and Hoegh LNG Asia Pte Ltd., have expressed interest in providing the FSRU that will provide LNG storage and regasification services to the project once constructed.
FGEN LNG believes the project will play a critical role in ensuring the energy security of the Luzon Grid and the Philippines.