Kongsberg Maritimes process simulation group (including former Fantoft Process Technologies) and Taike Engineering Beijing Co. Ltd (part of Essca Group) will supply the operator training simulator and gas management system (PMS) for the Fujian LNG project located in China.
"This demonstrates our strength in providing state-of-the-art simulation technology for operator training and online monitoring systems for LNG terminals and gas transportation pipelines", informs Knut Erik Spilling, Kongsbergs Sales & Marketing Manager for process simulation.
Scope of delivery
The delivery to China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) includes:
- Operator training simulator
- Pipeline leak detection system
- Gas management system
An integrated team with engineers from Kongsberg and Taike Engineering Beijing Co. Ltd will execute the project. Taike is Kongsberg's cooperation partner in China within process simulation.
ABB is the selected supplier of automation systems to both the LNG terminal and gas pipeline network. A joint venture comprising CB&I and Chengda Engineering Corporation, and other strategic local partners on the project has been selected as the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) vendor. The owner and operator of the terminal is CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Company).
The Fujian LNG Project
Fujian LNG project is composed of terminal and trunkline project, three gas-fired power plant projects and 5 city distribution projects.
The terminal site is located at Xiuyu, Putian, to the north of Meizhou Bay. The designed capacity for phase I is 2.6 mtpa (million tons per annum), with 2 LNG tanks each with a capacity of 145 000 m3. A berth that can accommodate 80000-165000 m3 LNG tanker will be built inside the terminal. The length of the pipeline, including artery, is 369 Km. The first phase is planned completed in October 2007 and it will start commercial operation on December 31st. By then it will supply gas to Putian Power Plant, Xiamen East Power Plant, Jinjiang Power Plant, and Fuzhou, Putian, Quanzhou, Xiamen and Zhangzhou gas distribution companies. The design capacity for Phase II is 5 mtpa and will come on stream in 2010. It will supply gas to the second phase of Putian Power Plant, Xiamen East Power Plant, Quanzhou Power Plant and Fuzhou Huaneng Power Plant. Tangguh gas field in Indonesia is selected as the supplier for the phase I project.
It is estimated that the overall project will cost more than 20 billion RMB and among them terminal and trunkline will cost more than 5.5 billion RMB. The implementation of Fujian LNG project will substantially relieve energy shortage in Fujian and push the growth of local distribution companies. It will also stimulate the demand, increase job creation and pull the local economy. At the same it will contribute to the improvement of environmental qualities and the sustained social and economic development.
© CNOOC: Illustration of the Fujian LNG Import Terminal in China