Jayapura, 18/12 (Jubi) – UK-based BP Plc’s unit BP Indonesia has announced USD12 billion worth of expansion plans for its Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia’s Tangguh block in West Papua province after declaring the results of a tender in the first quarter of 2014. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2019.
The Tangguh LNG expansion project envisages construction of a new LNG facility called Train 3, which is expected to increase the plant’s capacity by 3.8 million tonnes per annum. Additionally, after the completion of the expansion project, 40 per cent of the LNG produced by Train 3 will be distributed to the domestic market. In addition, close to 0.42 MMcm of gas per day will be supplied to a power plant operated by state-owned electricity company PT PLN. At present, the plant operates at a capacity of 7.6 million tonnes per annum.